About a month ago, I asked my readers the question “What if you open a Filipino restaurant in a foreign country?” through few polls I ran simultaneously. Well, I am happy to share the results. Over 110 participated in the main poll! Woo hoo! Thanks heaps to all of you!
Here are the poll results in full:
Adobo is a no-brainer. Everyone loves this perfect blend of vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and spices. Even with non-pinoys, it is always a hit! I served adobong manok last week for a potluck dinner in our office and was quite proud to see it along with 9 other dishes that include Moroccan, Taiwanese, Croatian, Italian, Northern Chinese, Mediterranean and Kiwi. And just to let you know, I picked the top 4 and pork barbecue…
Hooray for lumpiang ubod! Whenever I think vegetarian, I think of this dish. Love it but ironically I haven’t tried cooking it myself. I also chose camaron rebosado, ensaladang talong, the exotic ginataang kuhol and sotanghon. (Lumpiang ubod photo courtesy of Pinoycook.)
Bulalo or bone marrow soup is another no-brainer. Everybody loves this comfort food especially during cold or rainy days to get warmed from the inside out. My pick along with hearty La Paz Batchoy and the simple sotanghon/misua soup.
Halo-halo is a favorite of mine NOT but I picked it along with bibingka, sapin-sapin, puto and maja blanca. Funny, I love saging con yelo but I don’t think I will serve it in “my restaurant.” An oops, I stupidly forgot to include the famous leche flan and added it 2 days after I ran the polls. Surprisingly, it managed to grab top 2. (Bibingka photo courtesy of JS, eatingclub vancouver.)
So what do you think of the results? If you missed the polls, pick your dish and write it down below.
Ako? Gimme veggies! Nahihilo ako…
(And feel free to participate in another poll about noodles. See sidebar.)