Cooking Lesson 101: Kangkong and Tofu with Oyster Sauce

I told you I will learn to cook! I made this for lunch and oh my! An instant hit!

Of course my dad loves it! My nieces like it too. Not because they can’t complain! Lol! But it really tastes good. I just followed the instruction! How can I go wrong?!

I saw this recipe in the internet made by the company – MAGGI. I tried it and I like it too. Of course it is important that what you are cooking is something you will appreciate too. How can you cook again if you don’t like what you are doing? Although, the kids requested if next time I cook it with less chili so they can really enjoy. Well, why not?! If these kids will eat vegetable, I’ll be happy to oblige!

Here’s the list of ingredients and the cooking direction:

1/4 kg picked leaves and tender stems of kangkong, blanched
1 liter vegetable oil
1/4 kg firm tofu, cut into ½-inch tiles
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc small onion, small diced
1/2 pc thumb-size ginger, minced
1 pc red chili, sliced
1 cup water
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 3 tbsp water
2 tbsp toasted garlic

1. Heat oil in pan and fry tofu for 2-3 minutes. Transfer into a rack to drain excess oil. Cut into ½-inch  cubes and set aside.

2. Remove oil from the pan leaving 2 tbsp and sauté garlic, onion, ginger and red chili for 2 minutes.

3. Pour water and bring to simmer. Add MAGGI Oyster Sauce and pepper. Stir in cornstarch and water mixture to thicken the sauce.

4. Add tofu and kangkong. Cook for another minute. Transfer into a serving plate and garnish with toasted garlic.


Bon Appétit!


I will Learn How to Cook

I just cooked mushroom omelette today!

I have never been good in the kitchen. I only know how to fry egg, hotdog, ham, bacon and burger patty. It’s something I have never been interested in because my mother has always been there to cook for me…for us…But since she died last year I never tasted a decent food in the house.

Don’t get me wrong, my dad is a good cook too…IF he likes to be but most often than not he just cooks because he needs to. It’s either over cooked or under cooked! The house maid is also not so much of a good cook. She has different way of cooking the usual food we are accustomed to. Although I can’t blame her because each and everyone has a way of cooking a particular food. My mom’s Adobo is different from my dad’s Adobo so much so from our house maid.

Perhaps I have been interested in cooking. I think I am just afraid that I may never be good as my mom. But sometimes I would find myself looking in the internet for recipes. Especially pasta, oh! I love pasta!

It dawned on me last night that if I wanted to eat food that I would really like, then I have to learn how to cook. So I am starting with breakfast. I just hope I can keep this enthusiasm. But who wouldn’t if one is not eating the food he likes, right?

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