The Westernized Kusina

Posted by JMom | Saturday, October 16, 2004 | , , | 7 comments »


Want the recipe for this Arroz Caldo? Visit the new Westernized Kusina of filipinas who have banded together to share recipes, tips, and ideas as they adapt Filipino recipes to their new environs and also to showcase their takes on local recipes wherever they may be living now.

7 comments

  1. ting-aling // 10/16/2004 2:57 PM  

    Pahiram ng term ni Celia, Huwaaww! Ang sarap naman. Daughter had this in mind..baka susubukan niya.

  2. JMom // 10/16/2004 9:11 PM  

    TingAling, this was one of the first dishes I learned how to cook, when I was about 10 or 11. It's a really easy dish to make when you are just learning how to cook. You can't mess it up!

  3. J and A Mom // 10/17/2004 1:08 AM  

    What a wonderful idea to have a collective blog site. Neato!! RE: arroz caldo recipe, I'm glad you've posted this. I love arroz caldo when the weather turn chilly. I tried making it once (without a recipe...you know--- cooking by instinct :-) and it was so nasty I never tried again. Maybe I'll muster up courage to enter my kitchen once again and try this. I was craving caldo once and went to Chow King and tried their congee---it wasn't any better than what I attempted to make. I don't know why I get so intimidated when it comes to Filipino cooking. I shoulda listened or tried to pay attention when you cooked. Ah well...my babies seem to enjoy the ramen noodles I prepare for them...
    Ciao,
    SisterO

  4. J and A Mom // 10/17/2004 1:08 AM  

    What a wonderful idea to have a collective blog site. Neato!! RE: arroz caldo recipe, I'm glad you've posted this. I love arroz caldo when the weather turn chilly. I tried making it once (without a recipe...you know--- cooking by instinct :-) and it was so nasty I never tried again. Maybe I'll muster up courage to enter my kitchen once again and try this. I was craving caldo once and went to Chow King and tried their congee---it wasn't any better than what I attempted to make. I don't know why I get so intimidated when it comes to Filipino cooking. I shoulda listened or tried to pay attention when you cooked. Ah well...my babies seem to enjoy the ramen noodles I prepare for them...
    Ciao,
    SisterO

  5. JMom // 10/18/2004 10:52 PM  

    Hi Sis! I thought you were the domestic diva? ;=) You can do this, it's practically as easy as Ramen noodles! Luv U!

  6. Manang // 10/19/2004 2:57 PM  

    JMom, you are a Ramen noodle fan too??? I have always been and my love for it is inherited by my kids as well (kasama na ang stepdaughter ko, say mo!). Despite the warnings about MSG, I can't help it. My intuition tells me as long as I control the use of the flavoring, I should not be bothered. I have not experienced the "adverse effects" claimed by "studies" anyway (which I think is a multivariate analysis and is such, cannot be traced to this single ingredient), and up to now, my BP is good, despite having had instant noodles almost everyday when I was a clerk/intern during medical studies.

  7. JMom // 10/20/2004 1:03 PM  

    Manang, we are definitely Ramen fans at our house! My girls grew up eating it, so far no ill effects yet :) They are just a little weird at times, but I think that is a congenital defect. Hehe! From having too much Ramen noodles in vitro :=0

    Do you know, I have a Filipina friend who even uses Ramen noodles for pansit when she is out of bihon? Not bad, either.

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