• Serve Noche Buena Like a Chef with Chef Jackie

    See what this top chef feeds her little one, and then chow down on her easy, kid-friendly recipe for the holidays.
    by Paulynn Chang-Afable .
  • Chef Jackie Ang Po

    Mommy of Kylie, 5

    Owner, Fleur de Lys; Host, Delicioso on QTV with Sam Oh Instructor, Wilton at Living Well, The Podium

    “I know many moms would want a recipe for cookies that can be baked in an oven toaster. It’s also nice if the kids can make something on their own. My daughter loves making this kasi feeling niya baker siya.”

     

    Kylie’s favorite food is: Japanese food, tempura, sushi! She also likes cheese. We grate it, and then cook it so it becomes crunchy. They’re like cheese crisps! She likes breads such as roti, battard, Village Gourmet herb bread, breadsticks, and the artisan breads. She also likes kuapao bread.

    The easiest thing to prepare for kids is: something like macaroni and cheese, or sandwiches. That’s why we have a lot of bread in the house!

    A healthy meal for kids means: the food you prepare should be fresh - not too many canned food and processed food. As much as possible, from raw hanggang luto. Kids need everything… fats, sugar. Dapat well-balanced. 

    Important food staples for kids are: Bread and pasta. We don’t have chips or a stock of junk food. As long as they’re natural products, say macaroni with cheese, it should be fine. It’s fast and it’s easy. I also like to buy from deli stores that sell gyoza, prepared siomai, ham. 

    When we go out, we usually eat: anything Japanese and Korean. She likes shabu-shabu and buffet. She likes to cook. It’s also because we’re in the business of food. We train our child to eat good food early. We try different restaurants even if the menu is not kid-friendly, so Kylie would learn. 

     

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