Irish, Joms, Wazer, Jape and I decided to have a house party at Jape’s apartment in Boni Ave. we decided to cook our own pulutan. Each one had their own recipe (except for Jape since he hosted the place) and it was like a feast that night.
We bought groceries at SM Megamall Supermarket after work and headed to Jape’s apartment in Boni. Joms started to cook popcorn while we rest and watched TV. after a while, we prepared the ingredients for all the recipes and went to the nearby store to buy some items we forgot in the grocery.
Irish cooked her pasta first and we ate almost half of it while cooking the other dishes. The Gising Gising was cooked next. I tried to imitate what we tasted in Recipes bu Cafe Metro but unfortunately, it lacks a bit of spice. Maybe the green chili we bought were not that spicy. Wazer cooked his Ginisang Hotdog next while Joms prepare the ingredients for hid Tokwa’t Baboy. He cooked it next as Irish and I prepared the GSM Blue, Pineapple, Lime & Sprite Mix (we don’t know what it is called). After almost 4 hours of cooking, we finally finished all our dishes. We arranged the food and drinks in our usual inuman place (their sala) and started the feast.
We drank and eat until almost 2 in the morning. The pasta was good but we appreciated it earlier since we already ate almost half of it while cooking the other dishes. The remaining pasta that survived was a little dry already but it still tasted good. The Gising Gising, as said earlier, was not that spicy but it is still pulutan and we all liked it still. Wazer’s Ginisang Hotdog was also good. It was like the one we ate at his birthday (which was cooked by his mom). The hit that night was Joms’ Tokwa’t Baboy. We loved how it tasted. Even though Joms’ was disappointed because, as he said, it didn’t taste like his mom’s cooking, the hell! His dish was good! And now I wonder what his mom’s Tokwa’t Baboy Taste like. I bet it is also good!
Since the mix we drank has strong alcohol contents (but it tasted great! I liked that mix), we were slightly drunk already that is why we decided to call it a night. We all went to bed (at jape’s apartment, Wazer by the way went home to Bicutan) and had a good night sleep. However, the hangover when we woke up was the worst.
Here are our recipe for the great dishes we prepared that night.
Popcorn ala Jomskidoodles
100 grams Popcorn kernels
50 grams Cheese Powder
1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil (or Margarine)
2 Tbsp. Butter.
Salt and pepper to taste.
1. Heat Cooking oil in your pot. Use a thick layered iron pot as much as possible, this distributes the heat evenly and lessens the number of unpopped kernels.
2. Lower the heat on your stove and melt the butter. Put in 3-5 Kernels of popcorn in the pot. Close the lid. When you hear a kernel pop, Put in the rest of the Kernels and put your stove on high.
3. Shake the pot every 20 – 30 seconds to distibute the heat evenly.
4. When the sound of popping has stopped, Turn off your stove and give your pot one last shake.
5. Transfer your cooked popcorn on a bowl. Put in the Cheese Powder and mix the popcorn until the color of the powder spreads evenly to your popcorns.
6. Put in a dash of salt and pepper to taste.
Herb and Garlic Pasta
5 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 tsp. salt
1 big can of button mushrooms cut into quarters
2 packs McCormick Herb & Garlic pasta sauce powder
1. Boil water with salt and 1tbsp. of cooking oil. Add pasta and stir occasionally.
2. Once pasta is cooked “al denté”, remove from heat and drain.
3. Wash with cold water and set aside.
4. Sauté mushrooms in remaining oil. Once mushrooms are cooked, add pasta.
5. Gradually add Herb & Garlic pasta sauce powder and mix altogether.
6. Add butter (just enough to prevent it from going too dry).
7. Sprinkle with chili flakes.
1 pack Hotdog cut into bite size pieces
1 onion cut into strings
1. Heat pan and add oil and butter
2. Sauté the onions until transparent
3. Add hodog and sauté until hotdog is cooked
4. Remove excess oil and serve.
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped onions
200g ground pork
2 cups chopped baguio beans (chop smaller than green pea-size)
Maggi Magic sarap
250ml coconut milk
5 sili (the green one you use for sinigang, finely chopped)
1. Heat oil, saute garlic and onions until limp. Add ground pork and cook for 1 minute or until pork turns white in color. Add water and let it simmer for a few minutes.
2. Stir in baguio beans. Season with Maggi Magic sarap.
3. Pour in coconut milk and add the sili. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Tokwa’s Baboy ala JomskiDoodles
250 grams pork (Menudo cut)
6-8 pieces of Tofu (Tokwa)
2 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp. Vinegar
1 Cube Knorr Pork cubes.
1/2 Cup Kinsay (chopped)
8 grams Maggi Magic Sarap.
2 Tbsp. Butter
1-2 Cups of Water
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Fry the Tofu until Golden Brown. Cut it in 6 equal pieces. Set it aside.
2. In a pot, heat the oil and melt the butter. Sauté the garlic and onions until the onions are limp.
3. Put in the pork, sauté it until the color of the pork turns white.
4. Pour the water and let it simmer for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked.
5. Pour 1 Tbsp. of Soy Sauce and 1 Tbsp. Vinegar.
6. Put in the Pork Broth cubes and let it melt with your pork and water. Simmer for 30 seconds.
7. Put in your Maggi Magic Sarap. Stir Very well.
8. Put in the Tofu and Stir. Allow the Tofu to absorb the rest of the water.
9. Put your kinsay and mix it very well.
10. Put in a little salt and pepper to taste.
2 liters Sprite
4 bottles lemon juice
2 large bottles GSM Blue
2 litropack Tang Pineapple Juice
mix all ingredients in a large pitcher. stirr well. add ice and serve.