Health And Family

Kitchen stories: Pinoy Brandade

Cynthia Flores-Henares and Bianca Henares - The Philippine Star

The Blue Kitchen is a specialty food store that has been a go-to for artisanal homemade specialties, ready to cook and ready to serve food for close to 18 years now.

Favorite Filipino specialties from native sausages, sweets, local coffee, pastries and their popular garlic tuyo can be found along side hard to find international brands.

They just opened their newest branch in Robinson's Magnolia, Quezon City. Luckily, we frequent this area on weekends, so aside from their other branches in Power Plant Mall and Shangri-la Mall, it is now more convenient for us to stock up on our favorites!

The Blue Kitchen's Daing Bancalao.

What we love most about The Blue Kitchen is that you can find everything you need to prepare lunch or dinner all in one store! It's perfect for busy households like ours who don't have house help and need to prepare quick but delicious dishes. You can choose from a variety of bottled pasta sauces, salad dressings, frozen cooked dishes and even desserts. This makes it easy to whip up and enjoy a home-cooked meal without the fuss! And knowing that their homemade selections are prepared without preservatives, using only the freshest natural ingredients available, is definitely a winner in my book.

We were recently invited to a cookout and lunch where we got to try our hand in cooking and tasting several dishes using some of The Blue Kitchen's bestsellers. One of our favorites is this tasty appetizer recipe that makes use of Daing Bacalao or preserved, salted codfish.

Filipino sweets and assorted gourmet products.

Brandade is a creamy appetizer typically made with codfish and olive oil. Here's a Filipino version you can try at home that is fast and easy to prepare, especially when you have guests. Best served warm with some toasted bread.

More recipes from The Blue Kitchen, coming soon in our next posts!

Come join us on our mother and daughter adventures at SheSaidshesaidph.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. The Blue Kitchen is located at 3rd Level, Robinson's Magnolia, Aurora Boulevard corner Hemady St., Quezon City, Metro Manila

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