Monday, February 6, 2012

MAJA BLANCA AND AFRITADA

About three weekends ago, Vince organized a small gathering with his co-residents.  The theme was a cultural potluck dinner, so the idea was to bring a cultural dish, whether appetizer, entree or dessert.  Vince showcased his Pinoy cooking skills by bringing Chicken Afritada for entree and Maja Blanca Maiz for dessert.

Chicken Afritada

If you're Pinoy, you know that Chicken Afritada is a delicious chicken stew cooked with tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers and green peas.  Normally, I also put hotdogs when cooking this dish, but due to dietary restrictions for some of Vince's co-residents, we omitted that in the ingredients.

Maja Blanca Maiz

Maja Blanca Maiz is coconut corn pudding.  As the name says, it is a dessert made of coconut milk, condensed and fresh milk, flour, sugar and corn.  We then toasted grated coconuts for garnish.

We are fond of doing cultural dinners primarily because majority in his residency program are IMGs (International Medical Graduates), so that allows us to sample various cuisines on such gatherings.  Other dishes in the recent dinner included Joloff Rice, Cherry Cheesecake, Goat Curry with Basmati Rice, Tandoori Chicken, Pastelon and Ripe Plantains, Vegetable and Chicken Samosa, and Pumpkin Cake.  For the first time in his life, Vince ate goat and he actually liked it.  As for me, I tried every food on the table but I stuffed myself mostly with the Chicken Afritada that Vince cooked.  Of course, love your own, woohoo!

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51 comments:

  1. Maja blanca looks yummy, esp. with toasted grated coconut on top...nom nom nom!! :)

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  2. Alam mo ba ate KM na gusto kong matutong magluto ng Maja Blanca. Wala kasi akong talent pagdating diyan eh. :P Cakes and pastries lang ako medyo may alam.

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    1. you don't need talent to make maja, algene. basta marunong ka mag follow ng recipe instructions, okei na. super easy lang 'to gawin. if you want, i can share you the recipe ;) ako naman eh hindi pa ata nag-try mag bake ng cake, kaya dapat matutunan ko yun. turuan mo nga ako, al :)

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  3. Just made maja blanca a few days ago for our merienda and I am planning to make one tomorrow for Bren's 40th birthday...

    Yeah, Bren is turning 40 tomorrow and he is in denial about it... Hehehe

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  4. KM ang sarap nyan, favourite ko yang Maja.

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  5. We had potluck dinners like that organized in my previous workplace and the idea is just fabulous. As NZ is basically a multi-cultural country, we all have different backgrounds. Sarap ng spread - I remember Kiwi, Moroccan, Scottish, Croatian, Mideastern, Taiwanese, oh the list goes on and on and on. I brought adobo, as you well know, one can never get it wrong with adobo :-) Parating gusto ng non-pinoys.

    Your afritada and maja look yum!

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  6. Wow! perfect choice yang afritada and maja blanca for the potluck. Do you know that yang maja ang favorite kong iluto at medyo iba ang ingredients ko sa iba. Hahaha.

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  7. Kakagutom! May natira pa ba, Karen? Pahingiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nacurious ako sa ingredient ni Krizza sa maja blanca. Pa-share naman, Krizz ;-)

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    1. naubos na, lainy, pero ang lakas ng kutob ko anytime soon magluluto na naman kami nyan :D

      oo nga, na-curious din ako sa maja blanca a la krizza. makulit nga sa recipe nya ;)

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    2. Lainz and KM, na curious ba kayo? Hahaha...Hindi kasi mostly yung mga nagluluto ng maja, coconut milk at flour ang gamit, ako never naglalagay ng coconut milk, pure milk ginagamit ko...it's either condensed milk and fresh milk or condense and evaporated milk or yung bear brand na sterilized. Hindi din ako gumagamit ng flour, corn starch ang gamit ko. Sa flavoring, cream style corn ang gamit ko hindi yung buo buo na mais. Sa garnishing naman, grated cheese na madami ang nilalagay ko. wala akong sukat sukat. Tantyado ko na kasi sa sobrang dalas ko magluto. Hahaha. Minsan hinahaluan ko din ng vanilla flavoring.

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    3. cornstarch din ang gamit ko, kriz, saka cream style corn din, kasi naman lalo na dito parang ma-to-toxic ako magkayod ng mais, and that is, seasonal din ang mais, di ba? kaya instant na lang yung nasa lata! hehe. pero nilalagyan ko pa din ng coconut milk saka condense/evap milk din ;) ma-try nga lagyan ng vanilla sa sunod na luto ^^ salamat sa tip!

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    4. YAY! Tirhan mo naman ako, KM! ;-) Ingredients pala, with S, kulang ng S ang naitype ko, LOL!

      @KRIZZA:

      OO Krizz, sobrang na-curious ako. Alam mo naman ako, trying hard cook. Wala nga lang opportunity magluto sa ngayon, wala rin akong paglulutuan.

      OO nga naman ano? Never pa kasi ako nakapagtry magluto neto pero sa pagkakaalam ko coco milk nga nilalagay ng karamihan. Bonggang tip nga yan from you, Krizz. Sigurado ako, WINNER yang recipe mo na yan.

      Next na luto mo, Karen, subukan mo yong secret recipe ni Krizza na di na secret ngayon, LOL!

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  8. I miss Maja Blanca it's been ages since the last time I had it. ;-/

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    1. sam, this is easy to make, and you can get all the ingredients from Wal-Mart. if you like a recipe, i can share it with you :)

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  9. Ibig sabihin mas magaling magluto si kuya Vince sayo ate KM? hehe

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    1. ay oo, magaling magluto si Vince, meron kaming kanya kanyang specialty ;) hehe!

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  10. gusto ko din matuto magluto ng maja blanca.. :) one day gagawin ko yan.. :)

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    1. super dali lang sya lutuin, PS. i'm sure kayang kaya mo 'to. parang funcake lang 'to :D

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  11. yay I am so drooling of that maja blanca it has been a while since I haven't eaten that. Mine is up and its here thansk Mary Anne’s Musings

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  12. Daming nagsasabing madali lang gawin ang Maja Blanca, pero never ko pa ito na-try gawin... I love this if it has lots of corn kernels. :)

    We normally put hotdogs on our Chicken Afritada, too! Love how the dishes were presented, by the way.

    Thanks for sharing these dishes for Weekend Eating, KM! Have a great week!

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    1. hi jenn, thanks for dropping by my entry :) maja blanca is indeed very easy to make, you should try it ^^ i can share you the recipe if you want.

      and yes, we were going to a party kasi that's why we have to put the food in presentable dishes. otherwise, kung sa bahay lang yan at kami lang kakain, as in walang ka-plating plating yan, and bara bara iPhone shot na naman yan. lol.

      thanks again for the visit, and for hosting Weekend Eating :)

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  13. wow!I luv that Maja Blanca dear, so yummy! visiting from OT!

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  14. Wow galing naman magluto. I like maja! Visiting from OT.

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  15. Love Apritada! Actually any dish with peas :) Visiting from Food Trip Friday!

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  16. sana i know how to make one too! :P

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  17. I'm sure the Chicken Afritada and Maja Blanca Maiz are a hit among Vince's co-residents! I hope you can visit my entry, too: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/02/birthday-blowout-at-kangaroo-jack/

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  18. I so miss Maja Blanca talaga as in visiting from FTF mine is up and it is here Sahm’s Dining Diary

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  19. I love Maja Blanca pero kainis as in di ko sya ma perfect:(- yours looks so yummy!!!


    Visiting for OT! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2012/02/carrot-crunchies-for-guinea-pig.html

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  20. chicken afritada and maja blanca looks very delish Sis KM, it makes me drool :-) Visiting from Orange Tuesday. hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.simplyjess.info/my-orange-victorias-secret-flip-flops/

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  21. na miss ko tuloy ang maja waaaa...visiting from FTF.

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  22. that's really cool dinner...great food and great company! afritada sounds so yummy and the maja blanca, na-miss ko tuloy gumawa, sarap! visiting late from OT, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great weekend. :)

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  23. Visiting again for FTF! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/02/meat-loaf.html

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  24. I like to eat Maja Blanca but not all the time.

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  25. The Goat Curry with Basmati Rice got to me...my family used to cook goat (we had some at the farm), and it tasted different, but i liked it. :)

    thank you so much for sharing over at Food Friday, KM

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  26. afritada looks delish and maja blanca is a sweet treat Sis KM :-) Visiting this time from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/02/our-foods-at-the-chuck-e-cheese.html

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  27. Visiting this time Sis KM from Yummy Sunday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.jessysadventure.com/2012/02/mcdonalds-double-cheese-burger-and-vanilla-shake.html

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  28. back here from FTF naman...:) see you around. have a great week!

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  29. Maja Blanca lang sa akin sis:)

    Visiting from the challenge- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/03/goodbye-swimming-pool.html

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  30. That looks so delicious! It has been a while since I made chicken afritada. I used to make this a lot. I have never mad maja blanca before though as I am not such a fan. I don't know why. But those look really good. :)

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  31. afritada and maja blanca looks delish Sis Karen :-) I made chicken afritada lasts night and the kids like it :-) I will try to make maja blanca, dunno if I can make it though :-) Visiting from #65 of 366 BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.homecookingwithjessy.com/how-do-you-want-your-cereal/

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  32. good food!

    BPC hop.... http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2012/03/mini-me.html

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  33. Oh yummy one...From the challenge.

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  34. wow you really have a knack for cooking ... I love maja blanca too. :)

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  35. i love chicken afritada ang maja blanca. yummy!

    from BPC heres mine
    http://www.asahmreviews.net/2012/03/build-and-grow-by-lowes/

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  36. ayay! I would love to have a piece of your maja blanca...and a bowl og afritada...yum!

    thanks for joining BPC!

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  37. Waaaaaaaaa! Nagutom ako bigla! Yum yum naman! You used flour pala on your maja? I used cornstarch kasi! :)

    BPC hop!

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  38. yay, na miss ko tuloy ang maja blanca...makagawa nga hehe. Visiting from BPC#65.

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  39. I like maja blanca :) and galing mo magluto ha. i'm sure masarap din yang afritada! visiting from 366 BPC.

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