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toiyeuthitmeo



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:15 pm    Post subject: Food Reply with quote

Please tell us! So much about the gig is the grub. Why are there Thai, Indian, Turkish, Chinese restaurants the world over, and yet so rare to hear about that new Filipino spot? How is the nosh for those that live locally, and eat locally?

Cheers

(A nearby teacher, considering a first trip there)
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: Food Reply with quote

toiyeuthitmeo wrote:
Please tell us! So much about the gig is the grub. Why are there Thai, Indian, Turkish, Chinese restaurants the world over, and yet so rare to hear about that new Filipino spot? How is the nosh for those that live locally, and eat locally?

Cheers

(A nearby teacher, considering a first trip there)


It's a mystery to me that there are so many Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Italian and Mexican restaurants but so few Filipino restaurants anywhere.

We Filipinos offer so much delicious food -- adobo, halo-halo, lumpia, palabok, sinigang, etc.

Of course, there's nothing like balut. It is the perfect nosh. Try it and you'll like it.

Good luck and good eating.

Cool
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bradley



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the Phils is famous for chop suey.
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradley wrote:
And the Phils is famous for chop suey.


Chop suey is actually Chinese in origin.

I think you mean pancit.

Smile
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tatsuo1



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:19 am    Post subject: re chop suey et al res Reply with quote

Actually chop suey is American chinese. but when listing Filipino food lets not forget the best... PORK LECHON! Man do I crave that culinary delight.
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: re chop suey et al res Reply with quote

tatsuo1 wrote:
Actually chop suey is American chinese. but when listing Filipino food lets not forget the best... PORK LECHON! Man do I crave that culinary delight.


The best is BALUT! With a sprinkling of rock salt, it is a taste of heaven. Masarap! Very Happy

And chop suey originally came from Taishan in Guangdong Province. So it really is Chinese in origin. Wink
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tatsuo1



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: re: chop suey Reply with quote

Believe whatever it is you wish to believe.

Balut? Yeah nothing quite like a chicken fetus....lol
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NigerianWhisper



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Balut.....................jeeeeeeeeeez.

And you wonder why there are so few Filipino restaurants internationally??
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NigerianWhisper



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: re chop suey et al res Reply with quote

Captain_Fil wrote:
and chop suey originally came from Taishan in Guangdong Province. So it really is Chinese in origin. Wink


Don't believe everything Wiki says............there are many stories as to it's origin.
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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: re chop suey et al res Reply with quote

tatsuo1 wrote:
Actually chop suey is American chinese. but when listing Filipino food lets not forget the best... PORK LECHON! Man do I crave that culinary delight.


Many moons ago I had a Filipino boyfriend, and his mom would make lechon every month or so. It is one of the two or three most delicious things I have ever eaten. I think I stayed in the relationship longer than I should have just to be able to eat at their house. And his parents were neat people. Too bad their son was an...........
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:26 am    Post subject: Re: re: chop suey Reply with quote

tatsuo1 wrote:
Believe whatever it is you wish to believe.

Balut? Yeah nothing quite like a chicken fetus....lol


It's actually a duck fetus.

And it is sooo delicious!!

Mr. Green
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tatsuo1



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: re: Duck fetus? Reply with quote

When was the last time you had balut? Coz my sources tell me its chicken.
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: re: Duck fetus? Reply with quote

tatsuo1 wrote:
When was the last time you had balut? Coz my sources tell me its chicken.


I enjoyed balut back in January 2010 in Bataan.

I enjoyed it again the following month in Tarlac.

It tasted so good after so many years away from the Philippines. This was one of the most memorable vacations I ever had.

Very Happy
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tatsuo1



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:43 am    Post subject: re: balut Reply with quote

Well you keep enjoying balut then. For my money, pork lechon!
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: re: balut Reply with quote

tatsuo1 wrote:
Well you keep enjoying balut then. For my money, pork lechon!


Not just balut. But also pork adobo, chicken adobo, tocino, longganisa, bibingka, halo-halo, etc.

Masarap!

Mr. Green
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