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“Munch” (to chew or eat audibly or with pleasure) and “Gulps” (to swallow rapidly in large amounts). A blog that sprung out of two sisters' passion for food. A compilation of food trips, food finds, recipes and other information akin to food. Be it high end or street food. Be it home-cooked or chef-made. Be it eaten hot or cold. Be it eaten cooked or raw. Let’s list and hunt for ingredients..let’s chop, slice, dice, mince, julliene..let’s boil, marinate, poach, bland..let’s stir-fry, barbecue, deep fry, bake..let’s plate and decorate..let’s mix, blend, squeeze and concoct. Let’s share recipes and other food information. Let’s Munch and Gulp..Bon Appetit and Cheers! =]

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Recipes: Filipino traditional meals with a twist

Recipes (SM North EDSA, The block branch)

Rainy June, decided to chill at SM North, The Block instead of braving the traffic. Looking for Filipino food (translation: rice meals) that fits the rainy mood..comfort food as they say. Rode the escalator to the third floor, looked to the right and saw Recipes with quaint interiors plus inviting soft chairs.

As a habit, asked for their house specialty and best sellers and it was quite a surprise that everything on the menu is preferred by different people of different age groups.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words,true because the descriptions here try with all might, cannot compare to the experience.

Chicharon Bulaklak Php. 168
A must-try appetizer! Its not oily (how do they do that really?) plus deliciously crunchy!

Crispy Bangus
Crispy, boneless Bangus goodness that is best taken with their Seafood Rice

Lechon Kawali with Kangkong Php. 210
The all-in-one combination is a first but you may request to have it separately served.

Korean Beef Stew Php. 258
This is by far the best Korean Beef stew version tried in the Metro! Its tender meat blends with its luscious sauce that reminds of home cooked meals. Its a comfort food and craving in one!

General's Chicken Php. 210
A house specialty chicken dish that is a must-try. Chicken goodness served with veggies drenched in some of its delicious sauce.

General's Tofu Php. 170
A healthier take for those who want to have a taste of General's Chicken without the guilt.

Kare-Kare (serves two) Php. 338
The secret to a good Kare-Kare as they say depends on the sauce. Recipes take on Kare-Kare is a balance of creamy saucy goodness. The veggies are not drenched (no soggy veggies here)

Gising Gising Php. 165
A crowd favorite and now we know why! A definite must-try

Crispy Tilapia in Tamarind Sauce Php. 210
Tried another first, the tamarind sauce compliments the crispy fish and its quite light and not overpowering the other flavors.

Crispy Tilapia in Escabeche Sauce Php. 220
Another take on crispy tilapia for fish lovers. The sauce like the tamarind version is light and compliments the crispy fish

Crispy Tilapia
Taken with their special sauce, the crispy fish is just heaven on the palate!

Recipes homemade Bagoong and Crispy Tilapia sauce
Why a separate photo of some of their sauces? Well, after tasting these, they really should bottle and sell it! Please!
Seafood Rice (serves two) Php. 118
Best with everything! Its good for two unless you are really pigging out or its cheat day so to speak..but won't blame you hehe!

Buco Pandan
This was the dessert of the day. Pandan flavored gulaman with vanilla ice cream topped with macapuno..no need to say more.

Brewed Barako Php. 50
Nothing like a fresh cup after a good meal. Piping hot goodness Barako style.

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1 comment:

  1. The gising-gising definitely caught me! I say I must try it along with all the foods you recommended!