food tips: FRUIT SALAD from LEFTOVER FRUITS

fruit salad

One of the things that we have to deal with after our New Year’s feast is how are we gonna consume all the food on the table that we have already served before its expiration date. Leftover fruits are one of the main concerns of “should be consumed” before its rotten state. 

Just one tip… slice all the unconsumed fruits in your refrigerator in your desired shapes and sizes. Mix it all in a big bowl. Add enough amount of cream and condensed milk according to your taste. Avoid adding any citrus fruits like oranges and lemons in your salad if there’s any milk ingredients present. Mixing together of citrus fruits and milk may cause vomiting and nausea aside from its not so pleasant taste when combined. Anyway, after mixing the sweet tasting fruits with milk and cream… chill it and serve! Now, you can have it as your appetizer or dessert. Enjoy 🙂

Photo by: Sukito San

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food trivia: YAKULT

yakult

Have it ever crossed your mind why “Yakult” always come in a small bottle?

When I was a kid, I’ve always wanted to find “Yakult” in a 1 liter bottle.  Obviously, I didn’t succeed. I have thought that maybe it will easily get spoiled when exposed and that is why you have to consume it all in one drinking session to avoid it from getting wasted.

“Yakult” is a cultured milk drink made by fermented mixture of skimmed milk combined with Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain which is a beneficial bacteria. It was created by Minoru Shirota, a Japanese scientist who graduated from Kyoto University.

Based from the companies of “Yakult” in Australia and Malaysia, the favorite cultured skimmed milk drink is sold in small bottles to prevent it from getting contaminated. If it will be contained in a bigger bottle, drinking the unconsumed beverage later or the next day will compromise the quality of the probiotic dairy product due to its good bacteria content. One small bottle consumption of 80 ml “Yakult” each day is enough to keep the drinker healthy. On the other hand, it is available in a 65 ml and 100 ml bottles in other countries. In Singapore, “Yakult”  has 3 different flavors, namely… grapes, orange, and apple in a single pack of five including two bottles of its original flavor.

Drinking “Yakult” aids in gastrointestinal infections, modulates the immune system, and regulates well our bowel habits and constipation. But more than being a thirst quencher,  its slight sweetness and palatable taste makes it really delicious that you will want to crave for more.

Photo by: Sukito San

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakult

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/03/12/10/just-curious-why-yakult-bottle-so-small

food recipe: PININYAHANG MANOK

pininyahang manok

“Pininyahang Manok” or Pineapple Chicken is a famous Filipino dish among fiestas, celebrations, and special occasions and even in simple family dinner. It is best served with steamed rice. Here’s how to cook it the easy way!

INGREDIENTS:

1 kg whole chicken, cut into pieces

1 can pineapple chunks with syrup

1/2 cup evaporated milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 head minced garlic

1 piece diced onion

1 piece diced red bell pepper

salt and pepper to taste

PROCEDURE:

1. Season chicken with an enough amount of salt and pepper and sear it in vegetable oil until golden brown. Then, set aside.

2. Sauté onion and garlic in the pan. Add pineapple chunks with its syrup then transfer it to a pot.

3. Add seared chicken, then simmer for 30 minutes.

4. Add diced red bell pepper, then simmer again for 15 minutes.

5. Add evaporated milk, simmer it for a while and season with salt and pepper according to your desired taste. Serve hot.

Photos by: Sukito San

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