6.03.2015

Kapeng Mainit : Comfort Food with a Twist + Good Coffee

This is the newest addition to the diverse smogasboard of amazing hole in the wall places in BF Paranaque that is worth the drive. Kapeng Mainit is the brainchild of our really good friend Chef Bryan Francisco. Kapeng Mainit as the name suggests serves good quality Barako coffee with every meal so this is perfect for breakfast or actually anytime of the day if you're the type who can take coffee any time. It's a homey and laid-back cafe which serves comfort food with a twist! 





Cozy and Relaxed Neighborhood Cafe Vibe


 Complimentary Barako Coffee

Tapa 2.0 
Php 180.00
Thin slices of well-marinated Tapa over Kimchi Rice and topped with poached egg and homemade pico de gallo (a special salsa blend past on from the chef's grandmother!) 

Fried Chicken Adobo
Php 195.00
This was the REAL winner! This was off-the menu and was their special that day so we were so lucky they offered it! First of all the serving was huge and good for sharing (talk about value for money!). Secondly, it was awesome! What a pleasant surprise : such a simple dish made extra-ordinarily special. The chicken was crispy on the outside but juicy and tasty on the inside. It also came with a special sauce (thickened adobo drippings that was just so flavorful) which you can add to the meat. Good job, Chef!


Beignets (prounounced BEN-yeyz)
Nothing like these heavenly French Doughnut fritters served warm, with crispy edges and pillowy soft dough on the inside generously dusted with powdered sugar. How can I resist!?!

The 3C's 
The chef's interpretation of the pizzokie. 3 cookies with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream, how could anthing possibly go wrong?


My kids ready to attack the 3Cs :

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 Attack! The smile on their faces says it all! Thank you Tito Bryan for spoiling us!


KAPENG MAINIT
Tropical Ave., BF Homes
Paranaque City


Cheers, 
Pattie

Bulanglang : Batangas Vegetable Soup



Bulanglang is a healthy dish consisting of different types of vegetables. There are different versions of Bulanglang; this particular recipe is the version from the province of Batangas. It's actually very simple and easy to make. All you need to do is boil water or rice washing (water used to clean rice) and put-in the vegetables according to their cooking time. Thick and hard vegetables such as squash (kalabasa) and green papaya should be boiled first, while soft green vegetables like malunggay should be added last.




This is probably the healthiest Filipino soup because of the combination of different kinds of vegetables. For this recipe I used a 16-bean mix I found in the grocery consisting of various colorful beans including lima beans, red beans, pinto, chickpea, green split peas, etc. 

 Having a serving of Bulanglang can supply most of your body’s daily needed vitamins and minerals. As for the taste, this dish has a very mild and simple taste. The flavors are derived from the vegetables alone. You can try adding a little salt to enhance the flavor.

Procedure:


1. Wash and prepare all the vegetables. Take malunggay leaves out of their stems (my kids love helping me out with this task!).
2. Boil the water/rice washings in a medium pot.
3. Add in the garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Boil for another 10 minutes just to get the flavors out.
4. Remove the lemongrass. Add the squash and boil for about 5 minutes before adding in the rest of the vegetables (except for malunngay leaves).
5. Season with salt and add in malunggay. 
6. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
7. Enjoy!