The Philippine Independence Day is just around the corner and despite having a lot of restrictions on movements and dining out, there are still enough reasons to celebrate the flavors and ingenuity of Filipino cuisine.
Characterized by the interplay of sweet (tamis), sour (asim) and salty (alat) flavors, Pinoy food is rich in tradition and history, with many recipes passed down from one generation to the next.
Every once in a while, however, a kitchen maverick adds an unheard-of twist to an established Pinoy dish or adapts a foreign recipe by incorporating local ingredients or cooking styles which will result in an entirely new way to enjoy an old favorite.
In this edition of The Jelly List, let me share with you fresh takes on Filipino food from innovative restaurants. And since the community quarantine is still in effect in many areas in Metro Manila, I’ve chosen dishes from restaurants that are open for pickup or delivery.
Manam’s Caramelized Patis Wings (Php180)
Just when you thought that there couldn’t be another twist to fried chicken wings, Manam brings out this zesty appetizer flavored with patis (fish sauce). Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!
To order, visit MomentFood.com.
More on Manam here.
Lola Cafe’s Prawns in Aligue (Php420)
We Pinoys sure do love our seafood! And while pasta is not native to our country, Lola Cafe has made this dish Filipino with the use of crab fat (aligue) and carabao cheese (kesong puti).
To order, call +63 917 8176045 or course your order through FoodPanda or LalaFood.
More on Lola Cafe here.
Locavore’s Sugpo con Mayonesa (Php980)
Locavore may be best known for its Sizzling Sinigang but its Sugpo con Mayonesa surely deserves a second (or third!) look. Made with jumbo black tiger prawns set on a rich sauce of crab fat, garlic, butter and Japanese mayo, this is truly a decadent dish.
To order, call +63 917 6842014 (Pasig), +63 917 5742017 (Taguig), +63 917 1782018 (Makati), +63 917 8472747 (Pasay) and +63 917 5120159 (Quezon City), or visit Locavore.ph.
More on Locavore here.
Ombu Kusina’s Sisig Pizza (Php560).
The Kapampangan delicacy pork sisig may be mainstay in many Filipino restos but here’s an exciting way to enjoy it: on top of a thin-crust pizza and drizzled with garlic sauce.
To order, call +63 2 84411789 or +63 922 8149086, or course your order through FoodPanda.
More on Ombu Kusina here.
Moonshine Pub’s Pizza Margerito (Php465)
A twist on the Italian classic Pizza Marherita, this is adapted to local taste with the inclusion of Moonshine Pub’s housemade longganisa.
To order, Viber +63 927 8000920 or send a message to Moonshine Pub on Facebook.
More on Moonshine Pub here.
ALTA by Relik’s Bagnet Sinigang (Php395).
The classic sinigang dish is deconstructed into pieces of bagnet and vegetables served with a broth made of fresh sampaloc dialed up to its asim-est level.
To order, call +63 917 3172582.
More on ALTA by Relik here.
Kusina Moderne’s Sans Rival (Php225)
What’s a Filipino meal without dessert? With Kusina Moderne’s version of the San Rival consisting of meringue balls studded with chopped walnuts and filled with buttercream, any meal will end on a sweet note.
To order, call +63 920 8178956 or course your order through GrabFood or FoodPanda.
More on Kusina Moderne here.
So if you’re planning a celebration for our Araw ng Kalayaan, have a couple of these dishes delivered to your home and appreciate the ingenuity and vibrancy of Pinoy cuisine.
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