View Full Version : Hello from the Philippines

11-28-2008, 06:46 AM
Hi, my name's James. I'm living in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. I have most of my family here. Spent 40 years in the US ... figured it was time for a change of scenery and new adventures. Loving it here. Don't mind the $1.40/pound pork ribs. :twisted:

I was born in the US, lived in Seattle most of my life. I love to cook and bake. Currently, I'm starting to learn to make cheese. I found a source here for cow's milk (took me months to find). So, ordered up some enzymes and am now wasting milk as fast as I can. One of days, it won't be wasted.

BBQ is something I've always wanted to do well. The idea of taking really miserable meat (such as brisket) and turning it into something amazing appeals to me. Of course, taking really amazing meat and turning it into something mind-blowing appeals, too.

As far as equipment goes, I have a Weber Kettle and some no-brand Costco stainless steel smoker that doesn't like to go below 200F. I'm strongly considering building a small smokehouse ... which is how I found these forums. I was looking for plans, instructions, ideas, the works.

Kuya's Kitchen refers to my blog. "Kuya" is the Tagalog (Filipino) term for "older brother" or "older male cousin". I'm the oldest of my generation here, so I hear "kuya" a lot. If someone is interested, PM me for a link ... don't want to show up and start pushing things outside here.

Edit: I just put a link on my blog back here. My blog is at http://kuyaskitchen.blogspot.com


11-28-2008, 06:57 AM
Welcome James. You have found a great place to learn about BBQ and smokers. It won't be long before a drum head chimes in about building a UDS.

11-28-2008, 07:30 AM
Hi James! Welcome from another Seattleite! Post the link to the blog, I'd love to check it out and share it with some of my co-workers from the islands.

11-28-2008, 07:35 AM
Welcome to the forum James!

11-28-2008, 07:36 AM
Welcome to the asylum, James!

11-28-2008, 08:07 AM

BBQ Grail
11-28-2008, 08:20 AM
Welcome to the forum!

11-28-2008, 08:43 AM
Welcome James. I spent a lot of time in the RP courtesy of Uncle Sam. It's a beautiful country. Glad your here. Maybe you can post some recipes for local favorites, like lumpia (especially the sauce recipe) and chicken adobo:cool:

11-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Welcome to the camp,

11-28-2008, 11:53 AM
Welcome. Glad you stumbled upon us.

11-28-2008, 11:59 AM
Welcome James !!!

PS - If you can add a link back to this site, then by all means go ahead and add your blog address in your signature.

11-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Hidee Ho James (Mr Wilson Mod)

I too, spent many an evening in the PI as we called it in my Navy Days. It is a beautiful country once you get outside the military towns...

Love lumpia, adobo, and most everything else Philipino (except Balut, yech!)

Welcome. This is the place on the net for all things BBQ!

big brother smoke
11-28-2008, 02:08 PM

11-28-2008, 03:44 PM
Welcome to the party!

Bob S
11-28-2008, 05:05 PM
Welcome James!

11-28-2008, 05:16 PM
Welcome fella'...

BBQ Bandit
11-28-2008, 06:26 PM
Welcome to the madness!

11-28-2008, 07:04 PM
Welcome James and post some pron from the PI often!

Desert Dweller
11-28-2008, 07:51 PM

11-28-2008, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Hi James! Welcome from another Seattleite! Post the link to the blog, I'd love to check it out and share it with some of my co-workers from the islands.

Sure thing! It's http://kuyaskitchen.blogspot.com

There are really two things I miss about Seattle ... well, three if you count the lack of blistering heat ... Dick's cheeseburgers and Caveman Kitchens beef sandwiches. I love the simple red sauce they put on the sliced beef.

If anyone knows how to make it or something close, please ... post it. The bun (a soft hoagie) I can make. The beef I can make (when a decent cut is available here). But, the sauce ... I'm clueless. I know it's something really simple.

11-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Welcome aboard, James. I look forward to reading your blog.

Frank Sacco
11-29-2008, 12:20 AM
Welcome aboard

11-29-2008, 12:30 AM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

11-29-2008, 08:26 AM

Pig Headed
11-29-2008, 10:39 AM
Welcome aboard James.

11-29-2008, 07:24 PM
Welcome to the smoke house James!

Big George's BBQ
11-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Welcome This is a great place

11-29-2008, 10:02 PM

11-29-2008, 10:20 PM
Thanks everyone!

11-30-2008, 02:52 AM
Welcome Aboard

11-30-2008, 03:53 AM
Welcome welcome welcome

11-30-2008, 08:12 AM
Welcome James have a good time. also enjoy the surf.

11-30-2008, 09:07 AM
Welcome to the forum James!

Bbq Bubba
11-30-2008, 09:21 AM
Welcome to the jungle! :cool:

11-30-2008, 11:01 AM
Welcome James!