Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat! Heto po Christmas in Beijing… unlike last year when we had a wonderful time back home. What do I miss? Lemme start with…
Lechon (whole roasted pig)! Wowowee!
I am salivating just thinking about lapu-lapu escabeche (fried grouper with sweet and sour sauce) and halabos na sugpo (prawn cooked from its own juice with salt and no water at all)! Haay… I wanna go home…
Dinuguan (pork stew flavored with pork blood spiked with pepper, garlic and vinegar) and tokwa’t baboy (deep-fried beancurd and pork dipped in a mixture of soy sauce and vinegar). There is no way I can buy fresh pork blood here and I don’t have the slightest clue where to find pig’s ears.
Lumpiang ubod (coconut heart spring rolls, usually called fresh lumpia) and chicken lollipop (this one I can do).
Pancit Malabon – a Pinoy noodle dish with squid and shrimps. Waahhh.. sarap! We just had this few weeks ago at the embassy’s Xmas party. Pancit bihon negra – rice vermicelli with squid, my Tita’s specialty. Also yummy!
I really need to list down the ingredients to make my chopsuey look this good. And how I miss pakbet cooked with real bagoong!
Sinaing na tambakol (yellowfin tuna simmered in sun-dried kamias and pork fat) and oh!… for the love of the humble fried galunggong (scad fish)…
Boiled aubergine with unripe mangoes, raw tomatoes and saut?�ed alamang. Philippine mangoes! And the famous Pinoy fruit salad with an inch-thick layer of cream as toppings.
Sigh! Photos taken last year… Merry Christmas to all of you from ISKAndals.com!