Friday, April 3, 2009

They are Filipino food. Where are these from?

Three clues that pointed to Philippines!

Its the Philippines and kudos to Life for Beginners, Lai Ying, Simple Girl, 550 jar of faith and CUMI &amp CIKI.

1. Non-food related: 'Pines' is one part of 'Philippines'.
2. Visual clue: Local 4 Heavenly King - can you spot the pumpkin (also calabaza, squash...)? Not often used in Asian food. More in Spanish influenced cuisine).
3. Vinegar - more western than eastern.
Lots of pine trees.
All my trips to this country were to the west, central and south. Beyond the call of duty, if I can mix some pleasure into my trips I would like to visit 4 very special sites in this beautiful country. I managed to tick one off my wish list in my last trip.

Here are a few dishes from this beautiful highland site known as the summer capital for this nation.

Can you guess the city or at least the country?

More on this later.

The sauce used for grilling is unique and brought out the best from this bland but tender squid.
Appetizer with pork liver and ears. The crunchy cartilage and the soft and mushy liver with loads of chili, onions and vinegar.
Rice with pork fillings.Local 4 Heavenly kings without the belacan.

12 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

Hmm... the Philippines? On account of the pork. :)

Lai Ying said...

Yea i also think its phillipines as seem to recollect eating something like that apetizer before.

SimpleGirl said...

i think philippines is possible, coz they love pork dishes...what about Vietnam?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Thailand?? They seem to eat pork liver and ears...right?

Little Inbox said...

Ah....no idea, lots of pork is used.

New Kid on the Blog said...

Either Vietnam or Thailand. Is this the meditation trip in Thailand???

Food Paradise said...

wow... the squids look so tender.

550ml jar of faith said...

Hmmm... the food could be Thai, but I'm going to go with the Philippines, on account of the pine trees :-)

CUMI & CIKI said...

phlly PINES! izit?

worldwindows said...

Its the Philippines and kudos to Life for Beginners, Lai Ying, Simple Girl, 550 jar of faith and CUMI& CIKI.

Selba said...

Wow.. interesting food! Never seen before... Look so tasty! well, I've never eaten philipines food before, hehehe...

worldwindows said...

In fact Philipines 'lumpia' is similar to Indonesian famous 'lumpia' from Semarang even though they were Chinese inluenced!