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If you could be an ambassador for Filipino food in the world what are the top 5 dishes you would like to make people discover? Dishes you think that should be more popular than they currently are? Dishes that even some fellow pinoys don’t know about? Like my dish in the below post for example!

I will compile a list of the results and cook the most recurrent dishes for my next posts!

So let me know and comment below!

(P.S don’t forget to vote, merci! salamat! thank you!)

132 COMMENTS

    1. arriel nengasca November 24, 2011 at 2:29 am

      recipes that made davao city famous….tuna kare-kare, tuna paella, bihod (egg of female tuna), bagaybay (egg of male tuna), tuna panga….for dessert – durian ice cream, durian cake, durian pie and for coffee – durian coffee

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 2:35 am

        Great. Thank you Arriel! I haven’t tried most of those! Can’t wait :)

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    1. Jancess Dupaya November 24, 2011 at 2:33 am

      the best is adobo, dinuguan,kardareta, sisig ilokano,batil patung of tuguegarao city, because im from cagayan Valley;)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 2:35 am

        Batil Patung is the best! That’s what I’m talking about!

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    1. Mary Lou Saulog Cervania November 24, 2011 at 2:48 am

      After two weeks here in the PI, my husband is saying no more Filipino food =O!, But, of all the food that he has had, he seems to like lumpiang sariwa. It has always been my mom and my favorite, and it seems to not be a huge stretch for the international palate.

      I will think about (or ask my Georgia(US)-born, Southern husband) what Pinoy foods that are a must to be discovered. Thanks for generating the topic!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 2:50 am

        Please do, I’d be much interested to find out. It doesn’t necessarily have to be aimed at an international palette. What’s your favorite? :)

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        1. Mary Lou Saulog Cervania November 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

          Thinking about it, I would have to say (and forgive me for sounding old-fashioned) that my favorite Pinoy dish is Mutya ng Cavite originally tasted from Josephine’s. My parents are from Cavite, and I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, so it reminds me of a white sauce-based Cioppino. Actually, when I used to work at William-Sonoma, we used to lunch at Fog City Diner where I re-discovered an American version of Mutya.

          Honorable mentions: Tinolang Manok, Bicol Express, you cannot go wrong with Lechon, and when done right, Pinapaitan Kambing.

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          1. Erwan Heussaff November 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

            That’s right, I see how that would actually work. I’m going to make some soon :)

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    1. Gil Adia November 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

      Uhmm let’s see…BALOT….ISAW….DINUGUAN…SISIG and BICOL EXPRESS….

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    1. Gil Moredo Adia November 24, 2011 at 4:59 am

      Uhmm let’s see…BALOT….ISAW….DINUGUAN…SISIG and BICOL EXPRESS….

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    1. Adam Genato November 24, 2011 at 5:08 am

      sweet potato or kamoteng kahoy in gata. filipino restaurants dont normally serve this for merienda

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:15 am

        Thanks Adam for your tweets!
        Yes kamoteng kahoy is gold!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 25, 2011 at 6:07 am

        Kamoteng kahoy is the best! Good call.

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    1. Sagiscor (@Sagiscor) November 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

      1. Prawns/Shrimp/Curacha in Alavar Sauce (secret concoction of aligue and spices from a famous seafood resto in Zamboanga)
      2. Igado (Ilocano delicacy that my mom usually cooks during occasions)
      3.Slow-cooked Pork-Chicken Adobo with chicken liver and pineapple tidbits (my own recipe)
      4. Lechon Baboy (Zubuchon of Cebu offers the best roasted pig in the entire archipelago)
      5. Kinilaw (of Mindanao is more tasty than the ones we find in Visayas)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:15 am

        You’re number 1 is my number 1. Awesome list! I can see you enjoy food!

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    1. Ruby Discaya-Ortega November 24, 2011 at 5:12 am

      Great topic by the way! Top 5 Pinoy Food would be: Kare-Kare (Seafood or Beef with tripes), Caldereta, Beef Morcon, Fresh Lumpia, Pinatuyuan Chicken-Pork Adobo

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:15 am

        Beef morcon is sooooo yummy. So unhealthy though ha ha

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        1. Ruby Discaya-Ortega November 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

          Thanks for your reply! I’m currently residing in Sydney but a native of Angono, Rizal. You should try our famous Fried Itik. Sinfully yummy! Better than chicken!
          I just found your blogsite via your tweeter and I’m loving it! Keep up the good work and God bless!

          I voted for your blog! Let’s claim to the Lord that you win! I will help you pray! :)

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    1. Adam Genato November 24, 2011 at 5:15 am

      PInakbet from Ilokano and Humba (Braised Prok Recipe).

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      1. Angel Javeloza December 4, 2011 at 10:32 am

        I have tried Ilokano Pinakbet that was cooked my my friend’s mom when we were in Vigan! The best ever! Local vegetables infused with Bagoong Isda! Wow! mouth-watering!

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        1. Erwan Heussaff December 4, 2011 at 10:53 am

          That’s sounds great and pinakbet is possibly next on my list!

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    1. katrina gulinao November 24, 2011 at 5:16 am

      papaitan and kare kare are my fave pinoy dishes :D

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:16 am

        I agree on the kare kare, when done correctly!

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    1. Kelvin G. dela Cruz (@kelvinyeskelvin) November 24, 2011 at 6:08 am

      Vigan Empanada
      Pinakbet pizza
      Chicken inasal
      Candon, Ilocos sur’s Royal Bibingka
      Sisig (whether it’s pork, chicken, or even fish)

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    1. John November 24, 2011 at 6:11 am

      Try this one (from Bacolod)..
      KBL – Kadyos, Baboy, Langka
      Tinolang Manok ( using native chicken, we call here “bisaya na manok”)
      Pochero Illongo
      Inubaran na Manok (native chicken, ubad, tanglad, coconut milk, etc.)
      Kansi

      Hope you could have a twist on these…o_0

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:17 am

        I love love love kansi. I need to try KBL sounds good!

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        1. John November 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

          Yeah, one of the specialties of Illonggos… Hope you like it on your first try..o_0 Sounds good and taste good..hehehe

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    1. Verna Garbin November 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

      Let me just say, that i am a fan of your blog. I admire your enthusiasm with gastronomy. I will one day travel as much as you have, to see the sights and of course taste the food- because one way or another, i know i’ll eventually get tired of tasting it with my eyes. :p
      Back to the topic..for me, probably the most underrated type of food here in the Philippines are the delicacies (sweets, desserts)..because aside from the fact that there are so many of them (every city has one), its normally being sold locally (just in that area). So unless you haven’t been in that place, you won’t know that something that good even existed. If only people in this country cared about gastronomy a little more, tourists would probably flock our shores just to have a taste of what we have to offer..with food alone, they would want to stay here..i really hope we should do more about that. we need tourism, like we need a loud “Bang!”.
      Mention 5 of those delicacies? Ugh its too hard to choose..haha..i want these to be known all over the country, even worldwide..
      buko pie- typical in the US are apple, lemon key lime, pecan and pumpkin.
      tupig- (made from glutinous or malagkit rice flour, coconuts, molasses, sesame seeds, wrap in banana leaves and baked over live charcoal.)
      sapin-sapin (a native dessert consists of coconut milk,ube powder,gelatin,corn kernels.)
      binagol (or binangol) – (This is a visayan delicacy. Sweetened shredded gabi tuber with coconut and condensed milk then cooked in coconut shells and wrapped in banana leaves.)
      champorado- my favorite :) (sticky rice in cocoa cooked to perfection)
      let me just add something out of the dessert section. i’ve always been a sucker for street foods.. the ihaw-ihaw and tusok-tusok kind :) -cleaner environment, where people are sure it’s clean and safe, i think it’ll be a hit as well.
      @vernagarbin

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:47 am

        I absolutely agree with you on everything you said, I know what you mean, its fustrating to see the same dishes served and sold over and over, ppl start thinking that that’s all we have to offer. Case in point I haven’t tried at least one of those dishes and I’ll go seek it out now. You found the issue, we ourselves have to be curious about our culture before we know/can explain/present it properly/enticingly to all our world neighbours :)

        Thank you.
        Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld

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    1. Verna Vanessa Garbin November 24, 2011 at 6:47 am

      Let me just say, that i am a fan of your blog. I admire your enthusiasm with gastronomy. I will one day travel as much as you have, to see the sights and of course taste the food- because one way or another, i know i’ll eventually get tired of tasting it with my eyes. :p
      Back to the topic..for me, probably the most underrated type of food here in the Philippines are the delicacies (sweets, desserts)..because aside from the fact that there are so many of them (every city has one), its normally being sold locally (just in that area). So unless you haven’t been in that place, you won’t know that something that good even existed. If only people in this country cared about gastronomy a little more, tourists would probably flock our shores just to have a taste of what we have to offer..with food alone, they would want to stay here..i really hope we should do more about that. we need tourism, like we need a loud “Bang!”.
      Mention 5 of those delicacies? Ugh its too hard to choose..haha..i want these to be known all over the country, even worldwide..
      buko pie- typical in the US are apple, lemon key lime, pecan and pumpkin.
      tupig- (made from glutinous or malagkit rice flour, coconuts, molasses, sesame seeds, wrap in banana leaves and baked over live charcoal.)
      sapin-sapin (a native dessert consists of coconut milk,ube powder,gelatin,corn kernels.)
      binagol (or binangol) – (This is a visayan delicacy. Sweetened shredded gabi tuber with coconut and condensed milk then cooked in coconut shells and wrapped in banana leaves.)
      champorado- my favorite :) (sticky rice in cocoa cooked to perfection)
      let me just add something out of the dessert section. i’ve always been a sucker for street foods.. the ihaw-ihaw and tusok-tusok kind :) -cleaner environment, where people are sure it’s clean and safe, i think it’ll be a hit as well.
      https://twitter.com/#!/vernagarbin

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    1. explorer November 24, 2011 at 7:07 am

      Stay cool and always cheer up.. Keep posting..

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    1. Trexcy Anne Cahilog (@trixlelis) November 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

      for me just 2 its tinuom na manok or tinolang manok !! masarap :)

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    1. Melchor November 24, 2011 at 8:16 am

      Since I’m from Dagupan, RELLENONG DAGUPAN BANGUS (Stuffed Milkfish) that is.!

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    1. Melchor November 24, 2011 at 8:59 am

      And my other four are Lechon Paksiw, Bicol Express, Pinaputok na Tilapia (St. Peter’s Fish) and Binagoongan.!!!

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    1. Andrea November 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

      Kare-kare
      Guising-guising
      Menudo
      Afritada
      Sisig

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    1. Vera November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Pinikpikan from the north is not widely known or liked in other parts of the country, but it’s something you should try and maybe you can tweak it so that ‘lowlanders’ might appreciate it more. :)

      Ang dami lang masarap na Pinoy food it’s not so easy to make a list.
      Kaldereta
      Mechado
      Pochero
      Dinuguan
      Pinakbet
      Bicol Express

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    1. Carl Francis November 24, 2011 at 9:57 am

      Binignit and Humba.

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    1. yhangb November 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Tinolang bisayang manok,
      Dry adobong bisayang manok,
      Halang-halang na bisayang manok,
      At ginataang pagi (sting ray)

      hehe, masarap yan! :D

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    1. leamkavi November 24, 2011 at 10:55 am

      i would suggest Bicol express and Laing because im from bicol! haha wats the best recipe to cook with beef?coz that’s the only choice we have here in saudi and also chicken..we’re having this party and i would like to serev the best food to my fellow nurses:) please do give me the recipes..thanks! much appreciated:)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

        I seriously think that there is nothing better than some ox kare kare :) if you can’t use pork.

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    1. Crissa November 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

      I have to say… SISIG! I’m from Pampanga so sorry for the pride. :)) Sisig, laing, dinuguan, bistig caldereta and tibok-tibok, pang dessert lang. :)

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    1. anneskie November 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

      My top 5 Filipino Food (or should Bicol Cuisine)

      1. Pinangat
      2. Laing
      3. Bicol Express
      4. Sinigang na Hipon/Pork/Fish sa Buko (yes buko juice and its meat)
      5. Kinunot na Pagi (shredded sting ray in coconut milk) this is best with malunggay leaves

      now i miss the food from the province! haha

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      1. anneskie November 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

        i meant *or should I say Bicol Cuisine*

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        1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

          Yup caught that Anneskie, haha good on you for the correction!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

        Kinunot na pagi sounds amazing! Its on my list of must tries now!

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        1. anneskie November 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

          haha member of grammar brigade here =p definitely should try it! best if you spiked it up with chili/made a little spicy. not for those with lactose intolerance tho. =)

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          1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

            Yes id add little fire peppers to make me cry

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    1. jjaakkaa November 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

      fresh lumpia, fish paksiw, isdang kinilaw, adobo!!, halang-halang (spicy giblets), paklay (fried goat internal organs).. sorry medyo vague ang pagka describe sa halang-halang at paklay.. hindi kasi ako nagluluto eh..

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    1. neenah November 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm

      kare kare is my most favorite!
      dinuguan
      kaldereta
      sisig
      bicol express
      sinigang
      tinola
      sinampalukang manok
      menudo
      adobo
      laing
      ginisang munggo

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

        I said five hahahaha!
        But I agree with kare kare. Too good, when done right!

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    1. Kate Anillo (@kateanillo) November 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      My Top 5 Filipino dishes :)

      1. Kare-kare *my dad makes the best kare-kare! :)
      2. Laing
      3. Tinolang Manok *my dad says it’s better when the chicken’s native :D
      4. Ginataang Kuhol / Ginataang Biya
      5. Halaan Soup :D

      Yes, my dad cooks well! haha! So there, the five Filipino dishes that made up my list :)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        Perfect!!

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        1. Kate Anillo (@kateanillo) November 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

          Another great Filipino dish is Adobo! We have dry Adobo (walang sabaw) and we call it Adobong Tagalog! Sarap :) Wanted to add it on my list, but then it would be “My Top 6 Filipino dishes” haha!

          PS. Voted for you at the Nuffnang Blog Awards! Hope you win :) Awesome writing + Great vids and music + of course, Delicious food!!! <3

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          1. Erwan Heussaff December 1, 2011 at 3:32 am

            yup i like a dry adobo! with pork belly! thats what made me fat in the first place! haha

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:09 pm

        Your dad is correct!

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    1. Patricia Mercado (@PatiMercado) November 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      I must say
      1. Sisig and Bopis
      2. Those kakanin/malagkit foods like Kutsinta, Biko, Puto Bumbong, Bibingka
      3. Have you tried or do you know the vegetable called Pako? It tastes good even if you”ll just steam it and dip it in bagoong.
      4. Embotido
      5. Liliw, Laguna’s version of Pudding. It’s a must try!!

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    1. margaux November 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      MY TOP 5 DISHES ARE 1. LECHON CEBU 2. BICOL EXPRESS ( I LOVE SPICY FOOD) 3. OYSTER ADOBO 4. BANGUS SISIG 5. KUHOL IN GATA. THANKS FOR LETTING US BE INVOLVED IN YOUR AMAZING BLOG! :)

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      1. Erwan Heussaff November 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

        Oyster in adobo!?!?? Perfect! That sounds great and orignal!!!

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    1. Grace November 25, 2011 at 5:55 am

      My Top 5 Filipino Dishes Are:
      1. Pinakbet
      2. Dinengdeng
      3. Bagnet
      4. Ginataang Puso ng saging
      5. Crispy dinuguan

      These are the specialties of Ilocanos. Proud to be one..:)

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    1. killerfillers November 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

      My top 5:

      1.Buridibod
      2.Sinigang
      3.Laing
      4.Dinuguan
      5.Papaitan

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    1. Michael Lim November 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Binignit, ftw!

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    1. Cristina de Leon November 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

      @Michael Lim I like Binignit, too.
      I also like Utan Bisaya, Halang-halang, Kare-kare and Adobo (the dry/fried variety not the saucy one).

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    1. aprille dela cruz November 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

      1. dinakdakan
      2. bistek
      3. kilawin
      4. pinapaitan
      5. sinigang na bangus sa miso.
      :))

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    1. Windell Basilio (@mariebiskwit) November 26, 2011 at 10:18 am

      It would be suman =) every region or every local has their own version of it. In Baler, we have different kinds of suman, there’s patupat, sinukmani/biko, suman sa ibos, suman sa lihiya etc. Second on the list is the hitong inadobo sa gata =) Then there’s bork binagoongan, ensaladang pako (fern) with salted egg and chicharon and sinampalukang manok :D

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 1, 2011 at 3:30 am

        i agree! im thinking of making a suman/toasted coconut ice cream. what do you think?

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        1. Windell Basilio (@mariebiskwit) February 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm

          Im so lame not to check updates. Gaaah this was so last year, but im still counting on this since im a sucker for ice cream. Para maiba naman, since suman is usually paired with coffee :D

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          1. Erwan March 12, 2012 at 3:53 am

            haha i still read the comments no worries

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            1. Windell Basilio (@mariebiskwit) March 12, 2012 at 7:59 am

              Another reason why i love your blog. You always reply to the comments :D

            1. Erwan March 23, 2012 at 2:12 am

              its only right!

    1. Ize November 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

      Fantastic!!ilovethefatkidinside

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    1. Ize November 26, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Fantastic!ilovethefatkidinside

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    1. krisgutierrez November 27, 2011 at 6:08 am

      erwan, can you greet my friend Dani Fuerte a happy birthday today? she also likes cooking like you :) please…

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 1, 2011 at 3:28 am

        belated!

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        1. krisgutierrez December 12, 2011 at 6:00 am

          ..greet her with her name. please :) sige na :) THANK YOU!! :))

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          1. Erwan August 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

            Great to hear that, thank you

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    1. zel November 28, 2011 at 4:02 am

      top pinoy food for me are
      spicy beef kaldereta – and even this would suit a foreigner’s palate just make sure to throw in some red pepper for added zing, kare kare, beef morcon, callos, and i need to add dessert here, maja blanca. love those corn bits!

      it’s not obvious i love beef haha

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    1. archie November 28, 2011 at 4:54 am

      My list will include Biringhe (Pampanga’s version of the Paella Valenciana), Everybody’s Cafe’s Morcon (this one is to die for as they use aligue for their sauce), KBL, Ensaladang Pako and sisig Kapampangan :)

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    1. Carlo Francesco November 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

      My top 5 would have to be: Fish Larang, Humba, Pancit Bam-i, Balbacua and Binignit.

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    1. Richard December 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      I vote:
      1. Bachoy Tagalog (pork innards, coagulated blood in mee sua soup)
      2. Sinigang na Bangus sa Miso
      3. Ginataang Alimango with Kalabasa
      4. Ginataang Inihaw na Tilapya with Mustasa
      5. Palitaw with salted Coco-caramel Sauce

      Seriously, anything with coconut milk is a sure bet.

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    1. Mariella December 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

      What an infectiously joyous blog. :) Much impressed.

      1. kare-kare- beef and tripe with garlicky bagoong- done right, it’s a prayer everytime! Amen.
      2. morcon- with everything in it (is there a better way??), wrapped in caul fat (there is no other way); slow braised- If I die after eating this, I’d die a happy girl.
      3. adobong tisay- where the adobo is of the dry variant; and the coconut milk and soy sauce accompaniment is reduced; livened up with a splash of sherry just before serving
      4. shrimp asado- no brainer; I’m no fan of banana ketchup, but find it impossible to do this dish without it
      5. papaitang kambing- there is a way of cooking goat so that the gamey/musky flavor is a pleasurable tease rather than an assault on the senses; maybe it has to do with souring the broth with just enough (this part is always tricky) kamias or balimbing; this reminds me so much of my grandpa.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

        I don’t know who you are but I absolutely love the way you write about food!

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    1. edzelhapinessblogn December 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

      Your posts are very mouth watering as long as with the pictures, i juat want to ask what`s the unit of your camera :DD

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    1. Angel Javeloza December 4, 2011 at 10:27 am

      One of the recent (but definitely left its mark) dish I’ve tasted is DINAKDAKAN. I believe its an Ilokano dish (Ilocos, north of Philippines). It is somehow similar to Sisig but has an inexplicable smokey taste that really hits the spot!

      Oh how i would love to try your version of this recipe if you decide to try it!

      Nice blog, btw! i can feel your passion in your every post! I am currently fighting the urge to run to the market and buy ingredients for one of your dishes that id like to try!

      Looking forward to read more of your posts! =)

      Btw, do you have the link where i can vote you in the Southeast Asian Food Blog thing? =)

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      1. Angel Javeloza December 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

        found the link!

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        1. Angel Javeloza December 4, 2011 at 10:43 am

          too bad voting is over!

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

        That sounds really interesting, I’ll try and look it up or ask some of my friends from the region, they might be able to point me in the right direction, I wouldn’t want to lose the original flavours of the dish.
        The voting is closed now :) to be announced on december 16th. Thanks though. The links were in all my previous post.

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 5, 2011 at 7:23 am

        i will for sure!

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    1. klum December 5, 2011 at 6:01 am

      Though voting is close i want to share my fave merienda in Quezon Province my hometown:

      •Nilupak/Niyubak – mashed cassava/saba banana (what I love is its preparation. It was mashed for hours in a big mortar and pestle we called bayuhan. It is traditionally done, way harder but fun to do with family or friends.
      •Binatog – boiled corn kernels, grated coconut, sugar and milk (simple but delicious, my comfort food)
      •Pilipit – filipino kakanin. fried sticky rice dipped in caramelized sugar
      •Sumang Balinghoy(Cassava) – I like it best with macapuno filing

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      1. Erwan Heussaff December 5, 2011 at 6:37 am

        The voting for me as best blog is closed, but the favourite pinoy food will always be open :) I agree on the binatog! I see you have a sweet tooth.

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        1. klum December 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

          yay I’m unaware I choose all the sweet ones. Revealed that i’m a dessert person hehehehe.. Ur sugar cane coconut caramel is simple but so good, can’t get over it.. After pancakes I try it with sago/gulaman and used as pandesal filling yummerz.. (Though until now I suck on makin fluffy pancakes hahaha)

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          1. Erwan Heussaff December 5, 2011 at 7:16 am

            Ya it takes a couple of tries but you’ll get the fluffiness down I’m sure. Yes I know its quite addicting! Even just on toast with salted butter. Just like heaven.

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    1. thefoodwanderer December 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      You should visit Zamboanga City and try Satti and Pastil. Spicy dishes but yummy in the tummy.

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    1. Georgie December 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

      Great munggo guisado version of yours. Am gonna try this definitely. One little thing though – say “without further ADO”, instead of “without further a due”. Anyway, hope you’ll have a cooking show on tv someday! Cheers to good food!

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    1. Ayana February 18, 2012 at 3:30 am

      Lumpia, Relleno, Bicol express, Pancit bihon/palabok, Arroz caldo. Others: Ensaymada, Polvoron, Banana cue/turon, palitaw, bibingka, Buko pie, puto, ginataan, espasol, Mais con hielo. =)

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      1. Erwan February 24, 2012 at 2:56 am

        banana cue is the best!

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    1. Grace In Full Measure February 20, 2012 at 7:12 am

      Better late than never:
      1) Boneless crispy pata, sliced in discs (ala Serye)
      2) Ilocos bagnet
      3) Morcon (particularly from Everybody’s Cafe in San Fernando, Pampanga)
      4) Prawns or bangus belly sinigang sa bayabas
      5) Sinigang na baboy with broth thickened with mashed gabi

      For dessert, gatas ng kalabaw pastillas (my favorite would be the Teano Alcala brand from Tuguegarao, yum!). For a more lethal variety, dulce gatas from Negros. It’s also made from gatas ng kalabaw but instead of eating it like candy, you spoon it from a jar. Ohhhhh my.

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    1. atari trinidad April 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

      (1) Halo Halo consists of shaved ice, ube, leche flan, nata de coco, kaong, shredded buko strips, melon strips, sweetened banana chunks, kamote, red mongo beans, pinipig, evaporated milk, jackfruit.

      (2) Pansit Lomi

      (3) Pritchon, Lechon served in Pita Wraps with dipping sauces

      (4) Rellenong Alimasag (Stuffed Crabs)

      (5) Tinumok na Hipon (Shrimp cooked with coconut milk and wrapped in banana leaves)

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      1. Erwan May 10, 2012 at 3:54 am

        Rellenong Alimasag (Stuffed Crabs)

        SCORE

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    1. cv April 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

      hi erwan,

      because i’m cebuana, i would love to see how our cebu lechon be served in a fine dining style – like how asado is served by argentinians or gaucho resto does.
      for starters i would love empanadas. it has always been my favourite when i was young.
      and for dessert, our cebuano version of ‘puto and sikwati’. it is actually sticky pudding rice but instead of custard like how the english does – i want it with thick oozing chocolate made from pure tablea and muscovado and neatly strips of mangoes on it.

      i am a sucker for fine dining and its setting. mainly because if our cuisine will be revolutionalised to be presented in a fine dining setting and not buffet it would benefit to trim down and educate the filipino masses of proper eating at proper amount at a right time. there is nothing wrong with the fiesta concept. you can always chow dine with your friends and relatives like a fiesta – like how spaniards or italians mostly do without having to make excesses. i understand you are an advocate of healthy eating and healthy living now in the philippines. and i am glad for that. i hope you can feature something with this lines as an initiative and perhaps you and your chef friends and restaurateur can revolutionised the filipino dining culture to be more pleasant and healthy.

      all the best!
      CV from Dubai

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