Sunday, September 28, 2008

Eggo planto


eggplant, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Some say it looks like a dead bird. Others say, a couple dead birds. I say, I don't care how it looks, it is one of my favorite foods that is cooked here at the house. An eggplant dish, that was photographed so incorrectly. Anyways so yeah, it's eggplant and its good. I don't know how they make it, or how its cooked, or whatelse is in it. All I know is that its good eggplant. Ha ha, sorry! BTW, next to it, on the left, that's KFC. Killer Fried Cheeckin.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lucban Longganisa


lucban longganisa, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Yup, I know what you are thinking. It looks so good, right? Straight out of Wendy's chili... Its the other 4 fingers that haven't been found. Ha ha, not really.... Sorry about that.
Lucban is a type of longganisa, just another variation of the Filipino sausage. It is made from a lot of natural ingredients and extra oregano. Its red from food coloring, I think. Look at the reflection of the sausage in the plate... Whoa. Its good. A lot better than it looks in this picture
I took.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Baguio Peanut Brittle


Baguio Peanut Brittle, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Peanut brittle straight from Baguio, Philippines. The cool, cool place, literally. Who could go wrong with peanuts and caramel. Its just a small bottle, but loaded with... peanuts haha. Flat, broken pieces of sugar and nuts. Its sweet, peanuty, and they complement each other very well. Its good, but I love anything sweet. Its crunchy, maybe thats what the "brittle" is for, jk. Nah, but its good. Go to Baguio and pick some of these up.

Peanut Brittle: Up close and personal


peanut brittle 1, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Puto


Puto, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Puto is, according to wiki, a steamed rice cake popular in the Philippines. It is small and has a spongy and slightly fluffy texture. Puto is usually eaten as a dessert but you know, you can eat it whenever. On the top there, the yellowish thing, is cheeeese. Yum, yum. I think I could stuff a couple of these in my mouth at one time.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Churros


churros, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Another one from Taco Bell. Deep fried churros along with a hot chocolate sauce. By hot, I mean it was melted. A different kind of churro than what I had seen before. They are smaller and more bite-sizeable. The churros weren't sweet, that's what the choco sauce was for I guess, and crunchy with a soft inside. I was so tempted to pour the chocolate into my mouth. I didn't of course, although I have no clue where I found the inner strength to do so. Ha ha, I'm just kidding. I was surprised though, Taco Bell is one pf the few fast food places here that doesn't serve fried chicken.

Taco Bell Chalupa


chalupa, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

The only difference between chalupas and tacos is the shell I guess. Tacos are crunchy and hard, chalupas have soft, crunchy, bready shell. You bite into it and the shell is warm and thick, with a little bit of a crunch. The lettuce and tomatos are packed into it, and mine happened to have sour cream inside, as oppose to cheese. There are only like 3 Taco Bells here, and so we went pretty far just to get a chalupa. Shoot, they're good!

Friday, September 12, 2008

BBQ!


bbq, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Meet the barbecue. Its a street food here, meaning you could just go out of the house and walk for about a block and there will be people selling this for Php 15, I think, appox. $ 0.33. Its pork, but they selling all kinds of other barbecued things like chicken intestines? Yeah... I don't think I'm so fond of those. But this bbq is mighty meaty. Nah, when I ate this the meat was really tender, like it fell off the stick. Good when eaten over a plate of rice.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

rambutan


rambutan, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

An exotic fruit. Looks like a rolled up caterpillar to me though. Its like a lychee inside with the seed and all. The fruit itself has like a transparent color and its sweet sweet. The sour ones are hard. My aunt brought over like two bags full of these the other week. I could live off of fruits, and I'd be the happiest person in the world too...

salt and pepper ribs


salt and pepper ribs, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Guardian celebrated closing a deal by taking us to uh I think its called "Little Asia." I have bad memory sorry. This is salt and pepper ribs, pork I think. Yup, pork. And she also ordered curry. Ah yum! This was good, but I love curry. I didn't take a picture of the curry because I read somewhere that all curry looks like... well you know. Those ribs were good, salty, peppery, and fried.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

buko


buko, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Ice cold, refreshing coconut juice (buko juice) straight out of the coconut. All you have to do is walk down the street and buy buko from one one the many vendors and they will cut it open in front of you, take out the juice and scrape out the meat in the coconut. Healthy, cheap, and yummy.

Crabby


crabb, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

From a small place next to the bay in the Philippines, near SM Mall of Asia. Garlic butter crab I think... Its loaded with... butter and ...garlic. I watched them enjoy cracking open the crabs and picking out all the meat, then getting what was in the bottom of the dish and pouring it over their rice. Who doesn't love crabs?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Lumpia


fish lumpia, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Another dish that probably every Filipino has eaten at least once. It's lumpia, kind of like the Filipino spring roll. This came straight out of the kitchen here, nothing's better than the food made here at the house. Lumpia is usually fried, unless its fresh and this kind also happened to be made with fish.. as opposed to the usual pork lumpia. And it tastes even better, especially when dipped in vinegar or sweet and sour sauce. Its crispy and uh.. more like crunchy.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

airplane foodies


airplane foodies, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

This is what my mother ate on the airplane, longanisa and egg and rice. Longanisa is Filipino sausage. We were flying on Philippine airlines, so I guess you know where we were going. It was ok, not that good. But I will post the food from this airlines I liked...soon.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Philippine Mango


Philippine Mango, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

The Philippine mango. The sweetest mango in the world. I love fruits, especially one that are sweet. Its available all year round here... so go be healthy with me and grab a mango.

Chocolate covered marshmallows - "Wiggles"

I bought a bag of these to sell at school, but I couldn't resist trying one because they looked so good. Now, they are all gone and they never reached my school...
It has a light chocolate covering and a multi-colored marshmallow inside. Ahh...so good. I couldn't eat just one.
They cost Pph 1 = $ .02 each.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mr. Kabab's Keema


Mr. Kabab's Keema, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Another dish straight out of Manila, Philippines from the Arab owned "Mr. Kabab.". Made of ground beef with gravy, with garlic sauce on top and over rice... its killer. It is so GOOD! It is probably my favorite here. Keema can be cooked by stewing or frying, and can be formed into kababs. So i guess its the pre-kebab form of the meat.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cinnabites


Cinnabites, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Sweet treat from Mrs. Howard's of the Philippines. Small, easy to pop in your mouth and deliciously sugar-full. Sugar-full? Yup.... Oven baked goodness with icing that'll make you lick your fingers. Its wrapped in plastic by the way.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ice cream? Nah, rice.


ice cream? nah, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Rice! I live it, breathe it, and eat nothing but it here in the Philippines. Not really but it is a major part of the meals here. Can't have a meal here in the Philippines unless you have a plate full of rice. The price of rice has actually been going up and my classmates here actually brag about who eats the more expensive brand of rice.

Yellow Cab Vespa


Yellow Cab Vespa, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

Yellow Cab is kind of like the equivalent of California Pizza Kitchen of the Philippines. They use Vespas to deliver their pizzas, pastas, and whatever else they serve. When you want some good pizza, call them up and you'll be lucky to have a pizza delivered on a cool yellow vespa.



Monday, September 1, 2008

Lechon Manok - Chicken


lechon manok - Chicken, originally uploaded by nicolegoes.

A Filipino dish. Roasted chicken cooked like lechon (roasted pig) over charcoal, spun rotisserie style and cut as its served. Juicy . Chickeny. Served with gravy...in a bag. Whoa... PPh 215 = $4.70.

The sauce that comes with the cheekin: