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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- My fave resto dishes you can enjoy at home
- The best of my foodie adventures in 2019
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- Instagram-worthy restos east of Manila
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29 thoughts on “The Jelly List: Fresh takes on Filipino food”
Wow thanks for this mouth watering food and info about ordering it Must try this too
sa totoo lng gusto ki mgbasa pero nakakagutom naman ang mga foods! recommendable po! 😍
Everything looks so delicious.,all of the star recipes you can see in every pinoys handaan.
The pictures make me hungry specially that sisig pizza!!
Those food are supperb! But I’m on to the Sisig pizza. Gusto ko lang matikman! 🙂
Omg personally, Ombu Kusina is my favorite. Especially the bangus sisig. Drooling right now!
Filipinos are indeed great in terms of cooking and food plating. Look how this blog flaunted the great cooking skills our fellow countrymen have. Upon reading the whole content, I feel so proud being a Filipino. Pinoy cuisine is the best! hihi nakakagutom lang, wanna try the sisig pizza ’cause i haven’t tried it yet. ^^
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Thanks! Yes, our local chefs have been pushing the envelope when it comes to new interpretations of classic dishes!
All delecacy..ilove it its filipino food the best💞
Wow. Sarap naman po nang mga food na prinesent nyo dito. So much Yummy and Delicious😋
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Thanks! Let’s support our local restos!
Wow sobrang Formal naman po ng pag kakapresent ng Food blog na ito. Hands up. Sobrang yummy and delicious sa picture palang yan😋❤
Everything is just beautifully presented! I am proud of our Filipino Cuisine because it has what it takes to make on the Global market! ❤️
Filipino dish with a twist ♥ Ganda ng pagkakapresent! 😍
Food are so delicious to eat
I love sisig pizza, all foods(Wow) mouth watering. .
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The picture says it all😍😋 It looks delicious 😋👌😍 I can’t wait to try sisig pizza 😋😋
Thnks for sharing for all those yummy foods ….
The pictures says it all, so many delicious Filipino food😋💕 Thanks for sharing on how to order❤️
Wow ! Chicken with patis😱. It’s very new to me. That’s nice thankyou for sharing that to us.❤️
The pictures makes me hungry ♥️
Love how you featured all famous Filipino dishes 😍 it only shows that we have a great culture here in our countryv😊
wanna try this pizza.. thanks for sharing, So delicious…
Thanks for sharing this kind of food/dish such a great doing to present this specially pizza i really love to eat. Will filipino foods is really good. God bless!
Sobrang sarap. Hindi magpapahuli ang mga pinoy pagdating sa pagkain.
I want to taste the shrimp pasta in crab fat it looks delicious that I am feeling hungry right now
You can never go wrong with Filipino cuisine 🥰❤
It is so heartwarming to hear from people in foreign countries saying how they like our food and how unique they are to them. I used to work at a hotel before and I would always encounter comments from foreigners like this “this is a great dish, I never thought that pig’s ears could be very delicious -(sisig)”, “I always ask my wife to make that fried chicken filipino version, with soy sauce and it has been my favorite since then”. And many more. I hope businesses like this would be known to everyone as this would all make Filipinos proud.
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