Merienda Recipes – Carbonara and Bam I

Posted on Sep 2 2014 - 12:53am by tweenselmom

Today, I’d like to share with you two recipes which you would love to try for merienda.


Not so much was written about the origin of Carbonara dish except that we know that it is Italian. Despite little knowledge, carbonara is almost always one of the favorites of every women. Why? Because it’s so flexible you can just put anything on top of your pasta and you have your own version of this dish. Here’s a recipe recently shared to me by my friend from Jolly Foods and Fly Ace Corporation.



500 grams Al Dente Fettuccine, cooked
2 Tablespoon (30 grams) butter
150 grams bacon
1 piece (50 grams) white onion, chopped
1 can (400 grams) JOLLY Whole Mushrooms, sliced
1 can (298 grams) JOLLY Cream of Mushroom Soup
½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) salt, iodized
¼ teaspoon (1 gram) black pepper, ground
¼ teaspoon (1.2 grams) ground nutmeg
3 Tablespoon (45 grams) grated parmesan cheese


1. Heat pan and sweat bacon, onions and Jolly Whole Mushrooms in butter until cooked.
2. Pour in Jolly Cow Fresh Milk and Jolly Cream of Mushroom Soup. Stir well until there no more lumps. Simmer until the sauce thickens.
4. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
5. Toss in Al Dente Fettuccine pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

Yield: 5 – 6 servings

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Bam I Canton Sotanghon Medley

This dish is famous in the southern regions. Me and my youngest daughter are very fond of Pancit Sotanghon and Pancit Canton and this recipe is almost a combination of both.

½ kilo pork, sliced
½ kilo chicken breast, boiled and shredded
5 pcs chinese sausage, sliced
½ kilo shrimp, shelled, deveined and heads removed
200 g Good Life Egg Noodles, cooked
300 g Good Life Vermicelli (sotanghon), soaked in water
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 pc small cabbage, chopped
2 pcs carrots, julienned
1 pc medium onion, diced
1/2 cup shrimp juice (extract by pounding shrimp heads and squeezing it till you get the juice)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp garlic, minced
3 tbsp Jolly Claro Palm Oil
salt and pepper to taste
green onions, chopped

1. Cook Good Life Egg Noodles according to packaging instruction. Set Aside.
2. Sauté garlic and onions then add the sliced pork and cook until meat is no longer pink. Add in the Chinese sausage and chicken.
3. Add soy sauce, shrimp juice, salt, ground black pepper and chicken stock. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
4. Put the shrimps, cabbage, carrots, and cook for 2 more minutes.
5. Add the soaked Good Life vermicelli, stir, then add cooked Good Life egg noodles and continue cooking for 3 minutes or, until the liquid is absorbed the noodles.
6. Mix well. Remove from heat and serve on a platter or bilao lined with foil. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and serve with soy sauce and calamansi on the side.
Serves 10

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