We’ve seen your favorite Kapamilya stars perform on stage and act their hearts out in front of the cameras. But, have you seen them at home, cooking? Here, in Kapamilya Chat, celebrities would open their doors for us, take us to their kitchens, and cook up some yummies.
Here are Kapamilya Chat’s best celebrity quarantine cooking demos – from snacks and filling dishes to Pinoy favorites and international cuisine!
Eggplant Parmigiana by Cris Villanueva
This layer of goodness is perfect for kids and the whole family, with the health benefits of eggplant and the exciting taste of cheese and tomatoes combined in one hearty meal. Or, it can make date nights at home extra special when served with wine, and love!
- Parmesan Cheese
- Roasted Garlic (available in supermarkets)
- Broil the eggplants and tomatoes for thirty minutes.
- Once cooked, peel the eggplants. Then, smash them on a plate and set them aside.
- Smash the tomatoes as well. The recipe usually uses grocery-bought tomato sauce but, of course, nothing beats fresh, natural ingredients.
- Season the tomatoes with two teaspoons of roasted garlic. Add powdered seasoning. Mix well until smooth.
- Spread the eggplant with parmesan cheese, followed by the tomato mixture.
- Cook it in the turbo broiler for fifteen minutes at the highest setting.
- Serve the dish with pita bread or your favorite crackers!
Egg Sandwich by Jayda Avanzado
Quick and yummy! This recipe is Jayda’s ultimate post-workout and midnight snack.
Kitchen newbies like Jayda Avanzado don’t need to be overly creative when making something healthy and delicious culinary experiments. Sometimes, all you need is the classic egg and bread combo, added with mayo to take it up a notch.
- Whole Wheat Bread
- Boiled Eggs
- Japanese Mayonnaise
- Mash the boiled eggs.
- Add in your preferred mayonnaise.
- Mix the ingredients well and spread on the bread.
Egg Sandwich by Darren Espanto
How do you like your egg sandwich? For Darren Espanto, fried is the way to go!
Keeping up with the latest quarantine food fad, the young performer demonstrated a simple yet filling breakfast concoction that made rounds on social media. It’s the “cool” technique of flipping and folding that made this quite a trend!
- Oil or Butter
- 4 Eggs
- Cheese Slices
- Pour the oil into a heated pan.
- Beat four eggs in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture evenly into the pan over low heat.
- Place two pieces of bread on top, covering each side of the egg mixture.
- Wait for two minutes or until the egg is cooked.
- The next step requires smooth maneuvring. Completely flip the bread over, so the eggs are now on top.
- Fold the edges of the eggs.
- Arrange two slices of cheese on top.
- Flip one side of bread onto the other, sandwiching the eggs and slices of cheese.
Banana Cue by Charlie Dizon
You’ll go banana for Charlie’s “pasabog na banana cue!”
As versatile as Charlie Dizon (your 24-your-old MMFF Best Actress, everyone!), bananas are healthy, accessible, and can be made into all kinds of recipes. You’ll never run out of ideas with this humble fruit!
In her guesting, Charlie went for the all-time favorite banana cue which reminds her of sweet childhood memories.
- ‘Saba’ Bananas
- Brown Sugar
- Heat the frying pan and pour in the oil.
- Deep-fry the banana slices.
- While frying, coat the bananas with a thick layer of caramelized sugar.
- Just after a few minutes, the bananas are ready to be served, either with bamboo skewers or simply on a plate.
Kani-Mango Sandwich by Arjo Atayde
It’s a level-up take on the kani-mango salad recipe!
We all have comfort food that reminds us of a warm, fuzzy memory – be it of a place, an event, or a person. Award-winning actor Arjo Atayde is reminded of his good old student days when making this healthy treat which he learned from a high school buddy. You’ll want to make this over and over again!
- Kani (thinly sliced)
- Ripe Mango (thinly sliced)
- Japanese Mayonnaise
- Spread the Japanese mayo on a slice of bread.
- Add the lettuce.
- Top it off with the kani followed by the mangoes.
- Lastly, cover with another slice of bread.
Vegetarian Japchae by Jef Gaitan
With all the K-drama binge-watching this quarantine, have you been in the mood for some Korean food snacking? This recipe by Jef Gaitan will level up the K-drama feels!
Since suffering from food intolerance, Jef learned to make her own vegan meals at home. In her guesting for Kapamilya Chat, the Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin star shared a healthy, vegan take on the classic Korean Japchae. This meal is rich in fiber good for body detox.
- Fresh garlic
- Crunchy garlic bits (for garnish and to add more taste)
- Carrots (thinly sliced)
- Coconut seasoning
- Vegan chicken-less seasoning with turmeric powder
- Japchae (sweet potato)
- Cook the noodles based on the instructions on the packaging.
- After boiling, drain the noodles and rinse in tap water.
- Sauté the garlic until brown. Add the carrots.
- Mix in the Japchae noodles.
- Add in the greens. Stir. Others use spinach in their Japchae recipes but Jef prefers lettuce and broccoli, to make it more apt for a vegetarian diet.
- Add your preferred seasonings to taste. Jef uses oyster sauce, pepper, and vegan chicken-less seasoning with turmeric. Mix well.
- For the plating, Jef adds a spoonful of garlic bits and wagyu cubes on top.
- Serve the Japchae for the whole family or munch them down while binge-watching your favorite K-drama!
French Toast by Gino Roque
Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Gino Roque proved he can also be the ‘boss’ in the kitchen! French toast is made by soaking bread in milk and beaten eggs, then, fried. Since we’re going for pantry staples and uncomplicated procedures here, this recipe is perfect when you’re hungry and strapped for time.
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Cup Milk
- For the batter, whisk two eggs in a wide bowl, then, pour in a cup of milk.
- Add the salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix altogether.
- Soak the slices of bread, one at a time, in the batter for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to coat both sides of the bread.
- Melt the butter in a pan.
- Fry the bread to crisp up the outside. Wait until it’s golden brown before flipping on the other side.
- Serve with love, drizzled with syrup! You may also add your favorite toppings!
Macaroni Salad by Ella Cruz
Macaroni salad is easy and timeless but you can still level up this all-time favorite by adding a Hawaiian twist. Ella Cruz used her background in culinary in making a salty, sweet, and meaty macaroni salad with the taste of pineapple!
- Macaroni pasta
- Sliced Pineapple
- Salt and Pepper
- Boil the macaroni pasta for 10 minutes or until at desired softness.
- Boil the chicken breast and carrots as well.
- Add the chicken breast, carrots, and pineapple into the bowl of macaroni.
- Add the mayonnaise. Mix well.
- Sprinkle in some salt and pepper.
Lumpiang Togue by Angeline Quinto
This merienda by the Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs will not only make our mouth water but it will also remind us that, sometimes, food – its smell, taste and texture – can season our days with happy memories.
For Mother’s Day in 2020, Angeline demonstrated her lumpiang togue recipe while sharing the greatest life lessons she got from her Mama Bob, who passed away in November last year.
- Ground Pork
- Lumpia Wrapper
- Sauté the garlic and onion.
- Add the ground pork once the garlic and onion are fragrant.
- Add the carrots, togue, and fried tofu diced in smaller pieces.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle with kinchay or celery for added aroma.
- Scoop one tablespoon of the togue filling in each lumpia wrapper, then, roll it over. Then, fry.
- Pair the finished product with a dip made of vinegar mixed with crushed garlic, pepper, and cucumber.
Sandwich Rolls by Geoff Eigenmann
Here’s an easy snack that will tickle picky-eaters’ taste buds!
The quarantine inspired Geoff Eigenmann to unlock a good amount of daddy skills. The hands-on father started to take cooking and baking seriously, so to feed daughter Arabella’s growing appetite.
- Loaf Bread
- Hazelnut Spread
- Slice off the bread crust.
- Flatten the bread.
- Smear with the hazelnut spread.
- Roll the bread and secure the edges using a fork.
- Put butter on the heated pan.
- Drop the rolls and wait until they’re golden brown.
Chocolate Rice Crispies by Geoff Eigenmann
A crunchy treat for an exciting kitchen activity with the little chefs at home!
The original recipe requires only a bag of grocery-bought crisps and marshmallows. Geoff tweaked it a little using what’s available in the pantry. He traded marshmallows for condensed milk and cocoa powder.
- Crisped Rice Cereal
- Condensed Milk
- Cocoa Powder
- Combine the condensed milk and cocoa powder in a pot. Let it simmer for a bit.
- Once thick, take the mixture and pour it over a bowl of rice crispies.
- Stir well until the rice crispies are coated with the chocolate mixture.
- Refrigerate for at least ten minutes and, then, cut into desired shapes.
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