Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ted's kare-kare

This entry was for dedicated to my good friend Ted who made cooking good food look suave and easy. While Ted taught me a couple of tricks (i.e.the secret substitute to vinegar and the secret hide out of Pinoy ingredients that is not from the overpriced Lucky Plaza), I strongly opposed his use of cheater's Mama Sita Kare-Kare mix. Ted, the cheaters who win are the ones that don't get caught. You cook delish food, and by the taste of that kare-kare, you didn't cook it.

I'm not a KK purist that chef I-King is, but my stuff aren't swimming in sodium!

As Iking advised, kare-kare should be a product of hard work - toasted and ground rice, toasted and ground peanuts, cooked in oxtail, genuine atsuete.

The sauce needed a lot of work, cause I can't seem to attain my grandpa's malaput one. This was grainy and darker cause I used brown rice. Figured it'll pull down the kare kare later? Haha.

It was not the best thing in the world, but I loved how I am now unshackled from Kabayan's oily kare kare.


  1. I'm so proud of you faith!! Kare-kare is my favorite Filipino dish and Mama Sita's mix is also that good haha...I hope you had fun grinding nuts :)

  2. this is so Iking!! HAHAHAHA! I could just imagine him saying those words! -Dino

    BTW how are you na? when are you going back to manila? haha