Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stand-Out Dishes from Junior Master Chefs Philippines Now Served at Pancake House

Time must really flies so fast. It was just a few months ago since JUNIOR MASTERCHEFS had first aired at Top t.v. Station, ABS-CBN.  Being a fan of cooking shows and a foodie newbie, I started to add Junior MasterChefs to my list of my favorite shows. It has been my favorite because it brings smile on my face whenever I see the kiddie cooks face each cooking challenge. It was amazing to see these kids (which some of them are near my son’s age, btw my eldest son is already 7 years old.) cook like a pro! It is one of those shows close to my heart because it was a family favorite. My kids watch it with me all the time. I guess the foodie in us runs in the blood.

And now with only eight of them left in the competition, kiddie cooks are showing what cuisine they excel at. But it is no doubt that all of the remaining participants have what it takes to vie for the Ultimate title of “Junior MasterChef” Philippines.

From L-R: Miko Manzano, Caitlin Taluban, Jobim Balbuena and Kyle Imao

And proof to this is some of their masterpiece dishes are now being served at the country’s most trusted restaurants, PANCAKE HOUSE.

And to have a taste of these “masterpiece” dishes, I had been invited by Junior Masterchef Philippines and Pancake House last January 11, 2012 at Pancake House Trinoma. 

 This is Chef Adrian Azurin, the Senior Product Development at Pancake House.
He was asked during the Q&A if who's the kiddie cook who resembles his cooking style. He said it  was Miko.

I was thrilled and excited to meet the kiddie cooks . And the kiddie cooks present are Caitlin Taluban, Kyle, Jobim, and Miko.  And it was a privilege to meet also the Chef for the R&D Dept. of Pancake house who was so proud to introduce to us the the dishes that these kids had made.

 Tofu EggPlant Salad Php175
Deep fried Tofu lathered with a special honey sauce served with grilled eggplant and mustard greens salad topped with toasted pinipig.

Pan-grilled pork loin filled with garlic longganisa meat; served with special fried rice, sunny side-up egg and mango chutney.

 Caitlin Taluban was the one who made the recipe for this appetizer. Let's congratulate her for being in the Top 7 
For Junior MasterChef Phils. (As of this writing)
A pretty young lass who wanted to pursue being a chef rather than to be in showbiz .

P235Meat-filled ampalaya topped with melted cheese, served with garlic rice, sunny side-up egg, crispy dilis and pickled ampalaya. 

Fish burger on Brown Rice Pilaf with malunggay sauce and caramelized ginger 

Baby Back ribs served with Warm Bacon Potato salad and Corn on a Cob

These 6 dishes are sure to packed one’s appetite because it is deliciously made and inspired by kiddie cooks at JUNIOR MASTERCHEFS Philippines.
These 6 dishes are served already since last October 2011 and until April 2012.
Through out the season, viewers and foodies alike will have to be on the look- out for more dishes that will be inspired by the kiddie cooks.  
I know all of you guys are now excited to have a taste of these delicious and sumptuous dishes. No worries because all of these dishes are available in all Pancake house branches. And don’t forget to watch JUNIOR MASTERCHEFS which airs every Saturdays (after “Wansapanataym”) and Sundays (after” Goin’ Bulilit”) on ABS-CBN

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