In this modern age of foodies one trend that has been going on for quite some time is fusion of two separate dishes. As such, I have been familiar with Pancit Sisig from a popular modern Filipino restaurant here in the Metro.
However a friend of a friend inquired if I have already tried Bicol’s own variety of Pancit Sisig which she would swear is the best pancit there is. Continue reading →
Still at Casa Moderna is a very curious dish I was intrigued about – their “Special Palabok”. What’s special about it I asked their service crew – it has lechon! While their crispy and salty good Lechon Kawali perfectly complements their Pancit Bato or Pancit Guisado, I yet to experience a Palabok with Lechon. Continue reading →
Here in Luzon a mixed guisado noodles of miki (fresh egg noodles) and bihon (thin rice noodles) is a pretty popular fare, while in Cebu and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao region, Bam-i is the more popular noodle mixture. Bam-i or as other Cebuanos would pronounce it – Bam-e, is Continue reading →
One of the challenges of the Pancit King in his conquest to conquer (taste) each and every variety of pancit, is the availability of the dish. There are pancit dishes that he researched on, planned and travelled to its place of origin that upon getting to – only resulted in failure. As a fact, not all of these destinations are actually restaurants. Some of which are only mom-and-pop stalls, home-based and even peddled by street vendors especially those in the far flung provinces.
Pancit Sabsab in Taal, Batangas is one of these “hard-to-conquer” pancit dishes. Continue reading →
Taal. It is pretty known for balisong or butterfly knife and barong Tagalog – our national dress for men. In terms of food, they are popular for their Longganisang Taal and Tapang Taal. Searching for noodles, to my surprise, there is actually a Pancit Taal. Continue reading →
Gotong Batangas is a popular regional dish for it being unlike the goto known everywhere else in the archipelago. As a Manileno, goto to me is similar to porridge or congee with ox-tripe as the primary meat ingredient. My Gotong Batangas initiation took place Continue reading →
Batanes has always been one of my dream destinations. But since the airfare going there is consistently the most expensive locally, I’ve always been postponing booking this trip. Thanks to Continue reading →
Efuven is one of the least known noodles in the whole of the Philippines. It is said that the unique name came from the noodle’s inventor. It is a thin variety of wheat noodles that is fried delicately similar to Continue reading →
During the Pancit King’s recent visit of Iloilo, one of his objectives was to visit the province of Antique which is located at the other side of the Panay island. The objective: to try out another rendition of the Batchoy. While Batchon (batchoy with lechon) is to Bacolod, Buko Batchoy is to Antique. It is said that Buko Batchoy is developed in the town of Bugasong, a town a little farther from Antique’s capital of San San Jose de Buenavista. Travel time by bus would take approximately four (4) hours excluding the waiting time. While the distance on the map may not be that far, the road connecting the two provinces would circumvent the whole south of the island passing through all the Southern towns of Iloilo. Since my Iloilo trip’s main purpose is for a religious conference, the Antique visit will have to wait for another time.