Chicken Adobo

Adobo a popular dish in the Philippines. Not to be confused with Spanish adobo, the process involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. It is the unofficial national dish of the Philippines. The cooking method is indigenous to Philippines. Early Filipinos cooked their food normally by roasting, steaming…

Dinuguan

Filipino cuisine is very confusing and the more anyone explores, the weirder it becomes. For example, Dinuguan is something we enjoy but can be very polarising to foreigners. It is a Filipino savory stew of pork offal (typically lungs, kidneys, intestines, ears, heart and snout) and/or meat simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili (most often siling mahaba), and vinegar. (Margarita Marquis (2007). La Cuisine des…

Isaw: A Street Food Experience

Isaw is a kind of street food that is ubiquitous in the Philippines. Pig or chicken instestines are thoroughly cleaned before it is boiled to soften its toughness. Every street purveyor has their own twist on the isaw – boiled in star anise, cooked adobo style, or even inasal style, you can find different variations…

Now Serving Seductive Succulence: Bamba

By: Stephanie As my unusually Happy Thursdays came to an end, my stomach grumbled for some tasty food. Originally, I had Uncle Cheffy’s in mind but Phoebe wanted to introduce us to a new restaurant opened by her friend along Aguirre street. My palate ready, Phoebe, Laisa and I trooped beyond the gates of our…