I apologize for not posting Week 6 of “Ano’ng Ulam Mo?”earlier. We’re pretty much on the way to the relaunching of “Andar ng mga Balita,” and at the same time I was working on a lot of things.
We had a few guests for the program’s interview portion last week, so aside from other rainy day foods, we also had a few special dishes lined up.
Featured dish: Dinuguan
Dinuguan is one of many kinds of blood-based dishes all over the world. It consists of pork or beef blood, meat and/or offal. While eaten as a main dish, dinuguan is best known as a snack along with puto (rice cakes). These are always paired together because the thick, sour taste of the dinuguan complements the puto’s soft texture and sweet taste.
Featured dish: Lomi
Lomi is a specialty noodle dish of Lipa, Batangas, though many versions of this exist all over the province. This hot, filling soup dish consists of egg noodles. soup stock, cassava flour, meat of choice, and egg.
Featured dish: Chicken sopas
Chicken sopas was invented by the Spaniards, but it has become a favorite Filipino rainy day dish and comfort food.
Featured dish: Kare-kare
One of Filipino cuisine’s signature dishes. Its origin is unclear; the Kapampangans are known to have invented the kare-kare, though the ancients Moros of Mindanao are said to have enjoyed the dish. Beef, pork, oxtail, goat, or seafood are usually used for kare-kare. The best part of the dish is its sauce, made thick by peanut sauce or peanut butter, and the bagoong sauce.
Our guest, prosecution spokesman Rep. Sonny Angara, sampled our kare-kare for this episode.
Featured dish: Sweet and sour fish fillet
The sweet and sour style of cooking was popularized by the Chinese. The sweet and sour sauce consists of sugar or honey mixed with vinegar or soy sauce. More ingredients were eventually added to this sauce to make it more flavorful.
Our guest for the night was Fire Chief Inspector Honee Fritz Alagano, Public Information Services Chief of the Bureau of Fire Protection National Headquarters.
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