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26 June 2020

Felice Sta. Maria on Heirloom Rice Cacao Champorado Balatinaw

Felice Prudente Sta Maria is a wonderful woman, a kind, generous person, beyond being a distinguished author and culinary historian. We’ve been very lucky to have collaborated with her on several projects over the years. A couple of weeks ago, we asked her to produce a video featuring her talk ab...

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11 June 2020

Can You Imagine Filipino Food without Vinegar?

A typical Filipino meal plan would include Fried or Grilled Fish with Suka, Adobo with Ensalada, and Paksiw. They all have vinegar. Fried fish is served with spiced vinegar. Almost all Filipino restaurants and carinderias, traditional or modern, would have cruets of sawsawan (dipping sauces), with ...

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1 June 2020

The Sauce We Use for Almost Anything We Cook

We are launching Mama Sita’s Kusina Arabia Instagram soon, which excites us immensely because we like Middle Eastern food, the richness of it, and the spices simply stupefy our senses. But we’re not going to make our versions of Middle East cuisine. We want YOU to share your versions of Middle ...

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16 May 2020

Sweet Summer Dreams

Getaway Summer is in full swing. The heat is making it unbearable to stand for a long time in the kitchen. We want to make something that’s quick so we can get away from the stove as quickly as possible. If only we could have a glimpse of the greenery, things would certainly be much better. We co...

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10 May 2020

Special Pansit Palabok for the Special Mom

For many moms, especially the new younger ones, there’s a deep desire to be all that a mom is expected to be. We step up to the tasks of keeping each one in the household happy, from the husband to the babe. We try to impress in-laws, or at least give them reason not to like us. We usually wake...

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30 April 2020

We’re delivering in Metro Manila!

How many of you doubled your internet usage over the past month? We’re raising both our hands to that. We’ve definitely missed meeting up with friends. We’re chatting more these days to catch up and check on each other. Are they healthy? Have enough supplies? How are they doing with the work f...

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17 April 2020

We Don’t Have to Do All the Cooking

The first few weeks of lockdown opened new possibilities for us in the kitchen. We’ve tried the recipes we haven’t cooked in a while like Kare-Kareng Gulay and Pochero. With leftovers squid ink sauce from Adobong Pusit, we’ve made our own version of Pancit choco en su tinta, while reminisci...

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4 April 2020

How Planning Meals Can Help Us Save Money and Time during Quarantine

These days when trips to the groceries are not convenient and leisurely anymore, and when we are uncertain up until when our budget will last before our next pay, our mission as cooks is to manage our budget and food supply well. We must make these goods last for a week or longer if we can. If you...

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30 March 2020

Now We’re Home

Finally, we’ve slowed down and are spending more time at home. Although Mama Sita’s Kitchen has been closed, we’ve taken home with us our crafty cooking skills. It has helped us focus on what matters most—our family and health. Cooking at home helps us put our time to good use and for a whil...

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20 March 2020

Cooking through Difficult Times

We hope that by this time, you still have something to cook with in your pantry. A lot of shops have run out of supply, and many food establishments have closed, reduced staff and limited services to takeout/takeaway. If we’re to read the signs, the worst is yet to come. But we strive to live and ...

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