Knorr #LutongNanay: Because the Family Deserves Home-Cooked Meals

Cooking for my family is a constant for me. Even if my schedule is so hectic, I always manage and find time to prepare healthy meals for them to show my affection. To make things more exciting for all of us, I often research on new recipes, or experiment if I feel like being more creative. This makes cooking more fun for me, and eating more delightful for my family. Indeed, nothing beats #LutongNanay.
I’m so elated to be part of the Knorr #LutongNanay campaign because this is really close to my heart. We can’t deny that instant food and take-out meals from food chains have conquered a lot of dining tables nowadays. 

Now on its 3rd year, the Knorr #LutongNanay campaign aims to promote delicious home-cooked meals for the Filipino families. I love Knorr and it has always been my companion in the kitchen for years. 
As expected, I didn’t have second thoughts when I got an invite for this year’s Knorr #LutongNanay celebration held last August 12, 2016 at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig. The venue was very nice and packed with guests who are obviously passionate for food, especially home-cooked meals. I was with other mommy bloggers who were equally excited as me.

It was hosted by Mommy Blogger, Louise Fandino-Santos, a certified Knorr mom. 
Our goal is to bring back the value behind home-cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside or even alone in this fast-paced world. Knorr aims to help more moms bring the family together through the best flavors in their cooking. -Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani.  

To make the celebration much tastier, Chef Kai, a talented chef and a mother to two, demonstrated different sinigang dishes. 
Honestly, I never thought they’re possible. I mean, I have seen some unconventional sinigang recipes online but I guess I was too afraid, or perhaps weird out, to try them out. I know how to cook the most common sinigang dishes - sinigang na hipon, sinigang na bangus and sinigang na baboy. 

So, you can just imagine how hesitant I was when we were told that we are to cook and plate Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc or Knorr Sizzling Sinigang after Chef Kai’s demo. 
I got enough encouragement to do the Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang. Good thing it was a group activity. Whew!

Considering it was our first time to prepare such an unusual sinigang variant, we were all curious as to how our plates would turn out. 
After our food preparation, we got to taste all of the four sinigang dishes. Surprisingly, I think we did well considering it was our first time. Moms’ combined forces could produce excellent results indeed. #LutongNanay has never been this fascinating.

“Cooking is a force for good. When a mother cooks, it is often seen as a way for her to ensure her family’s well being…”, Karnani said.
Knorr has my 100% support in championing #LutongNanay to bring the family closer. Time is not an excuse because there are a lot of simple, smart and great tasting dishes that everyone can enjoy.

Let me share to you the recipes and I suggest you try it.  #AsimKiligPaMore
Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang Recipe
  • 1 L rice washing
  • 2 pcs onions, quartered
  • 2 pcs tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 pcs gabi, quartered
  • 1 pc green chili (sili pansigang)
  • 1⁄4 kg shrimp, trimmed
  • 1⁄4 kg Maya-maya, cut into serving pcs.
  • 1 pack Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Original 20g
  • 1⁄4 pc radish, sliced
  • 4 pcs okra
  • 1 cup long beans or sitaw, sliced
  • 1⁄4 kg pork sukiyaki, sautéed 
  • 1 cup kangkong, sliced

  1. Bring to boil rice washing in a pot with onions, tomatoes, gabi, and green chili until gabi is tender.
  2. Add shrimp, maya-maya, and Knorr Sinigang sa Sampalok Original. Simmer until cooked.
  3. Add radish, okra, and long beans. Simmer for a minute then add pork sukiyaki and kangkong. Cover for a minute then serve.
Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc
  • 1 kilo liempo (pork belly), sliced in 2 inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 liter water
  • 2 (22 g) pack Knorr Sinigang na Gabi 
  • 1 bundle kangkong leaves 
  • 3 medium taro root (gabi), peeled and halved
  • 3 medium ripe tomato, halved
  • 2 medium yellow or white onion, quartered
  • 2 cups string beans (sitaw), cut in 2 inch length
  • 1 large Chinese eggplant (talong), sliced
  • 12 pieces okra
  • 3 to 4 pieces long green pepper (siling pansigang)
  • Fish sauce (patis) to taste

  1. Boil the water in a cooking pot.
  2. Add the tomato and onion. Set the heat to medium and continue to boil for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the pork belly and gabi. Continue to boil in low heat for 1 hour or until the pork gets tender. Add more water, if necessary.
  4. Add the Knorr Sinigang na Gabi mix. Stir. 
  5. Add the long green chili and boil for 3 minutes.
  6. Stir-in the okra, string beans, and eggplant and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the kangkong and fish sauce. Stir. Cover and turn off the heat. Let it stay covered for 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  9. Serve with warm rice.
  10. Share and enjoy!
Knorr Sizzling Sinigang Recipe
  • 500 grams Beef Short ribs
  • 10 shallots or baby red onions
  • 12-15 cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 strings French beans
  • 2 Knorr Beef Cubes
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Knorr Sinigang Mix (add more if preferred)
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp. patis 
  • 2 tsp. Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
  • Roux: 3 Tbsp. butter + 3 Tbsp flour
  1. Sear the short ribs in oil and butter until brown. Transfer the beef in a pressure cooker and add water only to cover the meat. Cook for 45 minutes or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat and liquid from pressure cooker.
  3. In a pot, add 6 cups of liquid from pressure cooker and combine with Knorr Sinigang Mix and Beef Cubes. Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer. Season with patis and soy sauce. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  4. While sinigang broth is simmering, prepare the entire garnish. Deep fry shallots (unpeeled) and the garlic cloves (unpeeled) until crisp. Set aside.
  5. Fry tomatoes until skin cracks. Set aside
  6. Fry the chopped garlic until golden brown. Strain and set aside.
  7. Sauté the French beans for a few minutes. Set aside.
  8. Prepare the roux- in a skillet, add butter, when melted, add the flour. Cook for 1 minute.
  9. Use the roux to thicken the sinigang broth. Add the roux at a time to the broth while mixing with a whisk.
  10. Start plating. Add the beef, beans, tomatoes, garlic and shallots on your serving sizzling plate.
  11. Pour the sinigang broth on top of the plated dish top with garlic chips. Best served with cooked rice.
Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan Recipe
  • 500 grams Pork Belly  3 inches x 1 inch slices
  • 3 tbsp Knorr Liquid Seasoning 
  • 2 tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 liter water
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2
     onion, cut into 2 wedges
  • 3 pcs tomatoes, sliced into quarters
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, white part only
  • 2 pcs fresh kaffir leaves (optional)
  • 200 grams gabi, sliced into cubes
  • 500 grams seedless watermelon, peeled & cut into 1inch cubes  (divided into 2 parts)
  • 1 22-gram pack Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi mix
  • 1 cube from Knorr Beef Cubes 
  • 2 long green chillies, sliced
  • 150 grams sitaw, cut into 7 cm lengths
  • 1 tbsp
    fish sauce, plus extra to taste
  • ¼ tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 100 grams okra
  • 1 bunch
    water kangkong 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Steamed rice, to serve
  • fish sauce to serve

  1. Marinate the pork belly in Knorr Liquid Seasoning for at least 30 mins.
  2. Place a large casserole over medium-high heat. Add the oil and, working in batches, cook the pork until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and onions to the casserole. Add the tomatoes, ginger lemongrass, gabi and watermelon and cook for 2 minutes before returning the pork to the casserole. 
  4. Add the water, Knorr Sinigang Mix and Knorr Beef Cube. Cook for a further 1–1½ hours until the pork is almost tender.
  5. When the pork is tender. Remove the pork from the casserole and set aside. Strain the liquid and add the fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste. 
  6. Add the remaining watermelon, beans, and okra and cook for 20 minutes, before adding the water spinach and cooking for a further minute until all the vegetables are tender.
  7. Serve with steamed white rice and fish sauce for dipping.

Enjoy Knorr #LutongNanay!

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  1. I must admit, hindi ako magaling magluto, I dont even know how to cook Adobo. But when I saw what you cooked, I wanna try it also and see for my self to taste my own #LutongNanay.


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