Monday, August 30, 2010

Hang the leftovers...

This is a quick fix when I was hungover the other day....sometimes playing tunes till 4am will get you a little sore the next day...You know some grease will fix you right up! Leftover ground beef from tacos with black beans fried rice and then a nice egg centered! this actually slid off the pan in one piece. The rice and egg formed a crispy layer to keep it all together....



Friday, August 20, 2010


My house is infected with eating SABA and we cannot stop it!!!! I think we might need an intervention but its too good to give up. Seriously I think we cook this twice a week...Yuri I think does 3 days a week and has a secret stash some where in this house! she's always up to something....

Wash, then score it with a knife, toss some salt and oil on it and into the broiler for 8 minutes. A squirt of lemon and DONE.

You too will be hooked by the power of careful this is highly addictive....

You have been warned.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Rhandy Tambio...This guy. I first met this dude in Hawaii through the In4mation boys, pre In4mation. probably 2002 or something. Whats funny is that we both grew up with the same friends but never met each other till later in life. He claims the first time I met him I yelled at him for ordering a slice of pizza with no meat on it...serves him right! he tries to imitates my voice when he tells this story"where's the meat?" (no homo).

Anyway later down the years he moves to NYC to start a new chapter in his crazy life and we become great friends, and little did we fricken know we share the same fricken's weird. This bday he blessed me with a photo he shot when he first moved to NYC. Its a photo of when we first went skating around the Brooklyn Banks...later I was told the only reason Rhandy wanted to skate the Banks so often was because L&L BBQ was down the street! FAT BOY! Hahaha...

So in return for his bday I cooked up some Shrimp Truck style shrimp. If you are not familiar with Hawaii there are shrimp trucks all around the North Shore and Kahuku that are super yummy... Just a truck with shrimp plates butter garlic some herbs over rice....But lots of BUTTER & GARLIC man the gravy from this over rice is sometimes better then the shrimp! FAT BOY!!!
This is a great meal to eat and cook! and it was great sharing it with a good friend. 



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friends in Town/Inspiration

Michelle and Joe came to visit from SF and live here in NYC. I've met Joe through a great friend of mine Mannie Monis, Mannie is one eclectic Filipino, The guy never ceases to amaze me on his views about the world he lives in... Anyways Michelle is one of our new roommates as she transferred jobs from SF to see how life is in the Big City of Dreams...I think she's gonna do good here.
Fay and I on left Michelle and Joe to da right. Photo was taken by John Bush at his Spot. Please go there if you really like good food and vibes...
While Joe was here I cooked a few times and let me tell you I was a bit nervous to be cooking for this guy because A) he's a big ass Gorilla and B) the level that he cooks at is BEAST. I managed to not shoot any of this due to just being in the moment with friends and having a good time... Stand outs were Okra and Jalapeno tempura, Shrimp Truck Style Garlic Shrimp and Broiled Saba Mackerel. After seeing Joe just attack the food I cooked, it made me feel like I was on the right track and let me feel more loose in my kitchen and to experiment more with what I had to cook with etc...
So I made this... its boneless chicken thighs lightly floured in a butter wine sauce with onions, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, fresh oregano and chives...let me tell you... this was fricken good! Most of these ingredient's were leftover in my fridge. I had no clue as to what would come out at the end and I was really happy with this dish.

Thanks to Joe for the inspiration! 



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Many Pardons....

Hello All,
Its been a long July. Sorry for the delay in posts, I know this is a blog of my cooking but I just couldn't get my grasps on blogging.We lost a great friend due to a battle with nature he could not win. Kenny was one of the best souls I've ever come across on this earth. He did not judge you and excepted you with open arms. He became my friend when others would not. I will truly miss this fucking dude.
Here is Kenny sinking a putt with my folks about 2006. He was pretty much down to do anything.
And again Kenny showing off what a few cases of beer and couple pounds of Poki can do...
When I first met Lillie Brown as Kenny's girlfriend I was instantly happy that he had found a great lady to share his life with. Lillie is an amazing person that would punch you in your stomach just to show you a little love...heh heh heh. Kenny was loved by all and hated by pretty much none.

                        (August 11th 1973 - July 23rd 2010)

 - MDG