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Hi, my name is Jarmaine, please feel free to get to know my family through our blog. I put this up for the main purpose of documenting everything that has been happening while we are away from our families and friends back in the Philippines and to document all the life experiences we had and will be having as a family including travels, food, marriage and motherhood.
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Fried pork belly slices with spicy vinegar dip

Ingredients: Marinade: 500 grams pork belly, thinly sliced Salt and pepper 2 tbsps garlic powder Breading mix: 3/4 cup all purpose flour Salt and pepper 3 tbsps garlic powder 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp white pepper For frying: 2-3 cups cooking oil For the vinegar dip: 1/4 cup vinegar 1 clove of garlic, mincedRead More

Chicken Pandan

Ingredients: 500g chicken breasts, cut to bite size pieces 3 tbsp brown sugar 1/2 cup oyster sauce 3 tbsp sesame oil 5 cloves of garlic, minced 3 tbsp Thai fish sauce Pinch of black pepper Chilli flakes (optional) Pandan leaves for wrapping Soy-sesame sweet sauce 3 tbsp water 3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp regularRead More

New home, new hobby

I posted here on our family blog previously our very first rented house here in the UK (A Work in Progress), but after a year we decided to move out for some reason. We loved that house, it was spacious, it also has this huge converted garage that we can store our stuff or canRead More

Steamed fish fillet with garlic bits

Ingredients: 250 grams cod loin (you can use dory or grouper), cut into 1/2 inch thick Few slices of ginger, cut into matchsticks Toasted sesame oil Procedure: 1. Combine ingredients on a plate/bowl. Spread ginger on top. 2. Drizzle sesame oil then steam for about 8-10 minutes over medium heat. 3. Set aside then prepareRead More

Filipino Beef Mechado

Filipino beef mechado 500g beef brisket 3 cloves garlic 1 medium onion 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup tomato sauce 4 tbsps soy sauce 3 pcs bay leaves 3 tbsps lemon juice 4 small potatoes, cut into half an inch thick 1 carrot, peeled and cut into half an inch thick Salt and pepper toRead More