Monday, December 22, 2014


Here we are.  Another new post, another new recipe. This recipe is for my favorite side dish when I’m eating fast food. Well, second favorite actually, because frankly, who can beat French fries?.

It’s ONION RINGS, and you’re gonna love it.


For 2 medium sized portion, you will need;

2 Large Onion. Be careful, onions that are too big tend to have 2 cores, rendering it useless for this dish.
1 cup of All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup of Corn starch
3 tsp of Salt
1 tsp of Paprika
1 tsp of Garlic Powder
1 tsp of Onion Powder
2 tsp of Dried Parsley
1 egg
200 ml of Soda Water, cold.


Ready? Here We Go!

Step 1 – Trim off the top and the bottom of the onion then proceed to peel the skin. Cut it into thick circles, and then use your fingers to pop each layer into rings. So easy, kindergartens will beat you to it. Set aside.

Step 2 – Get a large bowl and pour the all-purpose flour in. Dredge each onion into flour. Remember, dredgy onion will help the batter sticks better.

Step 3 – With the leftover flour, add the Cornstarch, Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and Parsley in. Give it a stir, then add your egg.. After a light whisk, slowly pour the soda water in. Watch out, it’ll sizzle. The batter consistency should match of that Crepe I made few weeks earlier.

Corn Starch




Onion Powder

Garlic Powder

Dried Parsley

Egg goes in

Soda Water!

Finished product

Step 4 – Pour a generous amount of oil into the pan, set the stove on medium-high heat. Once it gets smoking hot, dip the onion into the batter, shake off the excess, and deep fry for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Once crisp, let it dry on paper towels.

Step 5 – Serve.

See? It’s good.


Sunday, December 14, 2014


I’m back people. First of all, apologize for lack of updates. You see, last week, I got a deal on airfare tickets courtesy of our recently crowned 5 star national airline, Garuda Indonesia. It was too good to miss. So yeah, I went to Singapore for a day. LITERALLY, a day. Had the first flight out, and went back on the 3rd from last. Safe to say, I’m basically spent. Dammit.

Anyway, let’s learn how to make an easy Mac and Cheese. I love Mac and Cheese. I remember getting my first Kraft dinner Mac and Cheese. It was essentially a forbidden food in our kitchen. Why? It’s carbs and fats. It ain’t good for the body. But who am I kidding? Those things are nostalgic. It brings comfort of home to your tummy. Who am I to say no?

Here are the lists of ingredients;


For 2 servings, you will need;

180 grams of Macaroni. Don’t use other pasta, please.
50 grams of Butter
50 grams of All Purpose Flour
400 ml of Milk, cold.
150 grams of Cheddar Cheese. Grated
(optional) 1 tbsp of Grated Parmesan Cheese
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste


Ready? Here We Go!

Step 1 – Fill a pot with enough water to cook the pasta, add salt, and let it boil. Once boiling, add the Macaroni in, cook in approximately 8 minutes for al dente. Once done, strain it and set aside.

Covering helps the water to boil faster

Step 2 – Get a non-stick pan/pot and set the heat to medium-low, melt the butter. Once melted, add the flour and whisk vigorously to combine. The goal here is to make a Roux. Roux is a base for a lot of French sauces, or, in this case, cheese sauce. We are actually cooking the flour so there won’t be any flour taste left when the sauce is done. This should take about 3-4 minutes.

All ready to go
Flour goes in
Whisk! and don't stop!
All combined, and cooked up

Step 3 – Add the cold milk little by little while you continue whisking. The mixture will turn into lumps. BUT DON’T WORRY! They always do. Now all you gotta do is continue whisking while adding the milk constantly. When you’re down to your last pour, the mixture will be liquidy and thick enough to actually look like a sauce! Let the mixture come so a simmer on medium-low for another 2-3 minutes.

See how the milk turns the mixture into lumps?
lumps! Lumps! LUMPS~!
Weehee! No more lumps!

Step 4 – Add the shredded cheese in, and whisk to melt. Add the salt and pepper to round up the flavor, and boom. Cheese sauce is done!

(optional) Parmesan
Ey ey, good lookin'!
Salt and Pepper

Step 5 – Combine the macaroni and the sauce. Nothing else you need to do. Seriously.

Step 6 – SERVE!

Mac and Cheese is awesome. It’s a perfect food for your Sunday lunches. It taste good, and it actually make you feel good! Well, unless you’re on a diet.

Anyway, you can spice things up in a lot of way, possibilities are endless. But I like it simple like this