A Helping Hand : Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog

A Helping Hand Book Cover

A Helping Hand Book Cover


A Helping Hand- Delicious Recipies in English & Tagalog by Frog Michaels is the first cookbook which I’ve seen that introduces the different recipes in both English and Tagalog. Most dual language cookbooks that I’ve seen are in English/Chinese  or just English alone.  This was certainly the first of the kind for me.

In this cookbook Michaels introduces recipes that are easy to prepare from Breakfasts to Dinners and even Desserts.   There are 86 recipes inside for you to browse through which are from Western and Asian Cusines.

You do not need to be a professional chef to whip up these delicious meals in the kitchen. Some meals are even simple enough for kids to make for their own breakfast like French Toast , Soft Boiled Eggs or scramble eggs.

Salt and peper Squid ( Calamari)

Salt and peper Squid ( Calamari)

I love this appitizer and will not hesitate to order this dish when we are in a seafood restaruant. I was glad to see the recipe in this cookbook. Doesn’t it look yummy?  In the upcoming March holidays the kids will be taught how to make this dish as part of our holiday activities.

Aachi's Chicken Curry

Aachi’s Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry is  one of my favourite dishes too . Complimented with  rice it makes a complete meal on the go for busy individuals.  Now that I have the recipe for creating it  I see that it will be a dish that I will attempt to master soon.

A selection of Desserts

A selection of Desserts

If you are into sweets there are also some dessert recipies for you to try out.

My thoughts

I found that this cookbook by Frog Michaels as an excellent tool for households who have domestic helpers from Philipines or even  Filipinos who want to learn more about the local Singaporean cusine together with dishes from other international cusines.

The pictorial ingredient list at the back of the book certainly comes in handy for foreigners  or newbie cooks who are not sure which items they have to pick up at the grocery store or supermarket to recreate the dishes.

You can pick up a copy from their website- A Helping Hand

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are 100% mine.