Saturday, March 30, 2013

Pancake House is Best for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Looking for a place where you can have a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Well, Pancake House has it all...American, Filipino, and Mexican-inspired dishes are some of the choices. This is one of my favorite family restaurants, but it is a bit pricey. Although they have huge servings and can be shared. Last time we visited the Pancake House branch in Wilcon City Center, Visayas Avenue, I ordered the Hamburger Steak Special Set worth P257. 
I shared this set meal with my son and just ordered rice. It consists of a huge juicy hamburger with gravy, mixed veggies and spaghetti...all of it are delicious! Oh yes, it also includes iced tea.
My mom who was not that hungry and craving for pancakes ordered the Caramel Banana Walnut Waffle worth P191. 
This meal can also be shared by two people if it is for breakfast, but if you are hungry then you can eat this by yourself. The waffle is perfectly cooked and topped with banana slices, crushed walnuts, and syrup. This is a healthy breakfast meal, but she ate it during dinnertime. 
Take time to read my previous review of other food items at Pancake House.  
Check out Pancake House for the complete list of menu and branches. 

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Beef Pochero

It's been months since I've updated my blog because I got tied up with work. Now I am going to take time to write and share some recipes, restaurant reviews and more mommy stuff.

Beef pochero is just like nilagang baka, but with tomato sauce and fried saba banana. Here is my simple recipe on this popular Filipino beef stew dish with Spanish influence.


1/2 kilo beef cubes (boiled with sliced onions, salt and pepper until tender)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 medium-sized onion (diced)
1 cabbage (cut into small parts)
1 lb pechay (Chinese cabbage)
1 lb Baguio beans 
4 pieces saging na saba (cut slantly into 3 each piece and fried)
1 pack 200 gram tomato sauce
1 tbsp cooking oil


Boil the beef cubes with sliced onions, salt and pepper for about one hour or until the meat becomes tender. Remove the meat from the  broth and set aside. 

Pour the cooking oil into a large saucepan then saute the garlic and onions over medium heat. Add the beef cubes then fry a little until the color changes into brown. Pour the tomato sauce then add 2 to 3 cups of beef broth depending on how thick you want your sauce to be.

Add all the vegetables in the pan then switch the heat into low. Cover the pan and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. 
Open the cover then add the fried saging na saba. Simmer again for about 10 minutes. 

Check if all the vegetables are cooked. Remove from heat then serve in a large bowl or individual bowls.  
This dish is best served with a cup of warm rice and fish sauce with calamansi. Check out my other recipes here and they are all easy to make. Enjoy!

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