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7 Everyday Dishes You Can Improve with Cream

Posted Oct 19, 2020 3 minute read
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Sticking to the same routine day after day can get boring. Likewise, you’ll find that eating the same dish or type of food every day can be uninviting to your and your family’s palate. It’s not that you no longer find classic, everyday meals delicious. It’s just that the more frequent you consume it, the less inviting it gets.

There’s no need to avoid cooking the same dishes. Often, all you need to do is to spice things up a little and give its taste a new appeal. Same recipe, but made extra special.

To give the typical, everyday Filipino dishes some delightful spin, use NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream. Your loved ones will find that rich, creamy texture surprisingly oh-so-good!


1. Chicken Pastel

savory dishes with cream chicken pastel

Chicken pastel is a hearty and yummy stew made with chicken, sausages, carrots, peas, potato, and a creamy sauce. The dish is adapted from Spain’s chicken filling covered in a flaky crust called pastel de pollo. The Filipino version retains the ingredients sans the crust, pairing the stew with rice instead.

This well-loved dish is a winner among kids, family members, and relatives because of its comforting taste. You can make it extra creamy by adding NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream, like our comforting Creamy Chicken Pastel recipe.


2. Beef in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

savory dishes with cream beef in creamy mushroom sauce


Tender, beefy, and savory—these three words best describe what a perfectly cooked roast beef with mushroom sauce should taste. This dish only needs a few steps and ingredients, and a pan to make, but it requires a couple of hours to cook to ensure the slabs of beef are tender and juicy.

The mushroom sauce that marbles the beef is what pulls this dish together. Our Roast Beef with Creamy Mushroom Sauce recipe is an extra creamy version for that added dose of indulgence.


3. Creamy Chicken Adobo

savory dishes with cream chicken adobo


Are you really in a Filipino household if you don't serve the classic, all-time favorite adobo? Chicken adobo is one of the most popular dishes in the Philippines. 

If you prefer your adobo tangy yet creamy, try our Chicken Adobo recipe. 


4. Creamy Bistek

savory dishes with cream pinoy bistek


Pinoy Bistek is a wonder in its own. This protein-packed and tasty beef dish is excellent to serve for lunch or dinner. Plus, it’s easy to make! You just need to cut the sirloin beef into thin slices, let it sit in seasoning, prep the onion rings, and start working your magic in the kitchen. 

Bonus: you can turn this family favorite into a rich and heavenly meal by using a dollop of cream. Have a look at our Creamy Bistek recipe to help yourself get started.


5. Classic Creamy Caldereta

savory dishes with cream caldereta


Another Filipino favorite (and classic), caldereta is a tomato-based stew that can be prepared with either beef, pork, or even goat meat.  Its spicy and gritty taste is highlighted with the use of liver spread.

Raise its flavor and texture up a notch by adding all-purpose cream to the sauce, like our Classic Creamy Caldereta recipe. Then, watch your loved ones exclaim “mmm” in indulgence with its spicy and creamy flavor.


6. Creamy Pork Menudo 

savory dishes with cream pork menudo

No celebration is a feast, and no every day Pinoy recipe book is complete without pork menudo. The classic dish consists of tender pork cut into pieces, pork liver, potato, carrots, hotdog, raisins, onion, and garlic over tomato sauce. 

Make every day feel like a celebration by serving this Filipino favorite with a twist. Delight the taste buds of your loved ones with our Creamy Pork Menudo recipe. Add NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream and grated cheese to make the sauce creamier and palatable.


7. Creamy Bicol Express 

savory dishes with cream bicol express

One of the go-to pork dishes that always bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces is the tasty and spicy Bicol Express. This wake-up-your-taste-buds meal can be customized to your spice-o-meter, so even kids can enjoy it!

For days when you want to serve this sharp-flavored dish, try following our Creamy Bicol Express recipe. With it, you’ll achieve the right balance of spice and creamy texture that makes for a satisfying meal.


Level Up Everyday Dishes with Cream

You don't have to try a new dish every day to please your loved ones. Simple changes, like an additional ingredient, is enough to switch things up. With this, you’ll never get tired or uninspired of eating the same type of food.

If you’re looking for a way to tweak your everyday dishes to give it a slight yet significant upgrade, NESTLÉ® All Purpose Cream is the ingredient to go for. Give your meals that rich and creamy texture that’s comforting to the palate.

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