Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cafe Laguna

For a great food and great friends to hang food.... try Cafe Laguna!

i've heard of this cozy restaurant a long time ago when i was still living in Cebu.

here's what i learn about the restaurant..

Café Laguna began as a labour of love for the Urbina Family. Coming from a long line of fine cooks, Lita Urbina decided to share her culinary talents with everyone. With the help and encouragement of her family, she started Café Laguna and served Filipino food with distinctive taste incomparable to this day. Food that not only was good but which brought memories of home cooked meals shared with friends and family.

Now, Café Laguna is a landmark for wholesome and delicious Filipino cuisine. From humble beginnings, the expertise of Lita Urbina and her staff have touched the lives of so many Cebuanos through the restaurant and catering service. Proving, once and for all, that the best way to anyone’s heart is through delicious cooking.

so to all davaoenos out there.. check it out! and oohh by the way... there krispy pata and baked Tahong is a must try!!!

happy eating!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

beef stroganoff

i find this dish soo good! for the pasta lover like me you should try this!!!

Beef Stroganoff

200 g. of spaghetti or fettucine
350 g. of parboiled beef brisket cut into 1/2″ x 1/2″ x 3″ strips
1 c. of cream
2 tbsps. of lemon (or kalamansi) juice
2 shallots (sibuyas tagalog), peeled and thinly sliced
2 pimientoes, cored, seeds removed and chopped coarsely
1-1/2 c. of thickly sliced fresh button mushrooms
1/2 c. of butter
salt and pepper
parsley for garnish

Cooking procedure :

Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Add 1/4 c. of butter and about 2 teaspoonfuls of chopped parsley. Toss until the butter melts, every noodle coated with butter and the parsley evenly distributed. Set aside and keep warm.

While the pasta cooks, make the sour cream. Pour the cream in a ceramic or glass bowl. Pour in two tablespoonfuls of lemon juice. Let stand without stirring the cream or moving the bowl for about 15 minutes or until curdled.

Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan. When hot, add the shallots and pimientoes, and cook over medium-low heat until soft. Turn up the heat to medium and add the mushrooms. Cook for about a minute and a half. Turn up the heat to medium-high and add the beef strips to the pan. Toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Turn down the heat to medium. Pour in the sour cream. Toss and simmer, covered, for five minutes.

Add the pasta to the beef mixture and toss well. Serve with bread and butter on the side.

Spagetti Recipe

Eden’s Spaghetti ™

· 1 kg. spaghetti noodles

· 1/2 kg. ground beef / pork

· 1/4 kg. hotdogs, diagonally sliced

· 1 kg. Del Monte Sweet Style Spag sauce

· 2 packs (small) Del Monte Italian spag sauce

· 2 packs (small) Hunts Parmesan cheese spag sauce

· 1 can Holiday meat spag sauce

· 1 can condensed milk

· 2 onions, chopped

· 1 head garlic (or less w/c ever preferred), minced

· 4 tablespoons of cooking oil

· pepper to taste

· Season with McCormick Italian Seasoning (optional)

· 1 pack Eden grated cheese

Spaghetti Cooking Instructions:

· Cook spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.

· In a sauce pan or wok, sauté garlic and onions in cooking oil.

· Add ground beef/pork, pepper, Magic Sarap, let simmer for 10 minutes or until brown.

· Then add hotdogs. Stir for a while....

· Add spag sauce, spag meat sauce, pepper to taste then let simmer for another 10 minutes. Stir occasionally

· Add 1 can condensed milk. Continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or less. Stir occasionally

· Serve with the cooked spaghetti noodles and grated cheese on top.

Enjoy!!!! ♥☻

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