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Juan Pastry: Deliciously different takes on our favorite Pinoy food at El Fresco Food Park

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Juan Pastry is barely a month old and it has been drawing lots of foodies, food lovers and the like at El Fresco Park in Quezon City. I like their take on chosen Filipino food, familiar yet with a different preparation and well-thought way of serving.

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Juan Pastry | Pancit in Bagoong Balayan with Spanish Sardines | All rights reserved

Pancit in Bagoong Balayan with Spanish Sardines – the Pinoy ‘Pancit’ (rice noodles) but flavored with ‘Bagoong’ (shrimp paste) and topped with Spanish sardines. A unique version of  balanced savory flavors.

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Juan Pastry | Seafood Pinoy Pasta in Aligue Sauce | All rights reserved

Seafood Pinoy Pasta in Aligue Sauce – there are ‘Aligue’ (crab fat) pasta in some restaurants but Juan Pastry made it Pinoy by incorporating seafood.

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Juan Pastry | HaloBilo | All rights reserved

HaloBilo – one of Juan pastry’s unique creation which is a combination of deconstructed Pinoy ‘Halo-Halo’ (fruits, beans, etc. mixed together with condensed milk) and fried ‘Bilo-Bilo’ (sticky rice balls in coconut milk).

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Juan Pastry | Brownie Maruya | All rights reserved

Brownie Maruya‘Maruya’ (banana fritters) transformed into yummy brownies, another unique Juan Pastry creation.

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Beef Caldereta, Laing, Bicol Express and Dinuguan Pie – our favorite Pinoy ‘ulam’ encased in pastry, easy to eat or bring home for the family.

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UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: ‘Spanish Sardines Pasta’

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‘Spanish Sardines Pasta’ | http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com | All rights reserved

Spanish Sardines Pasta
Ingredients:
spaghetti pasta
olive oil
butter
1 onion, minced
1 clove of garlic, minced
tomatoes, sliced
1 bottle of Spanish-style sardines
pitted black olives, rough chopped
capers, drained
parmesan cheese, grated
juice of 1 lemon
a sprig of parsley, rough chopped

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Some of the Spanish Sardines Pasta ingredients | http://www.urmajestysire.wordpress.com | All rights reserved

Procedure:
– Cook the pasta according to package instructions and set aside Continue reading “UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: ‘Spanish Sardines Pasta’”