Sunday, January 4, 2009


It has been our tradition to add a new dish or two to our "usual" New Years' spread w/c are Ham, Chicken Macaroni Salad and Queso de Bola (Filipino Staple to every Christmas and New Year Celebration), it's actually an edam cheese shaped and package like a ball.
This year I decided to make Uzbekistan Dishes. My sister made Uzbek Rice Pilaf during our Thanksgiving vacation and we loved it, that's one of the reasons why we decided on the Uzbek dishes. Actually another reason is all because of my nephew who's in Urumqi, China, he is the who introduced Uzbek food.

I will be posting three Uzbekistan dishes: Plov( Uzbekistan Rice Pilaf), Anor Va Piyozli Gazak (Pomegranate and Onion Salad), Lamb Shank with Cayenne (My take on their Lamb Shank Stew)
My first posting- Uzbek Salad
Anor Va Piyozli Gazak
The Ingredients:


Sweet Onions

1 pomegranate
1 large sweet onion
salt to taste

Place thinly sliced onions in a bowl and wash it 2-3 times in hot water and add salt. Mix in the half of the seeds from the pomegranate with sliced onons. Crush and strain the other half of the seeds to make juice and add to onion mixture. Serve the salad in an onion cup filled with pomegranate seeds.

This salad was new to us and certainly will not be the last. I'd for surely make this again esp. during summer time. This is easy and quick to prepare and so refreshing. I can see this as a great side dish to any grilled meats or fish.


  1. hello~ a fellow cebuano here~
    just came across your blog while searching for yemas recipe..hehe
    love your food pics in flickr :D

    just placed a comment here kay yay! naa sad d i nakaila og granada...haha
    i always ask my friend if they have ever heard/eaten pomegranate before T_T
    pero wa sila kaila..hahaha
    though ang ako granada na nailhan kay dili red parehas sa imo picture..ehhe

  2. Hi, sorry for the delay...oh, i love pomegranate even before, kaya lang mahal man. What's new to me is the combination sa onions ug first i wasn't sure but when i tried lami diay. Thanks for visiting and for the comment. Bisita ug usab!