It was a Fiesta, alright. The table was laden with delicious food and guests were all eager to have their very first bite into the Filipino cuisine.
I am well aware that Filipino cuisine has yet to cross into the mainstream but Filipino Food bloggers like myself and Adrian are more than happy to at least make our friends and readers aware of it.
Adrian and I hosted a Filipino Fiesta for our friends who have never had Filipino food and do not know much about it. We wanted to cook every day dishes that our mums made for us when we were growing up so they could have a little taste of our child hood.
We shared our love of our culture and food and hopefully we have spread some of our passion for it too.
Adrian and I decided on a menu and and excitedly cooked up a storm.
To start with, I had some of my mum’s chicharon (pork crackling), of course served with vinegar with garlic, chilli and black pepper. Recipe here.
And Kat made a White Sangria
The mains consisted of :
Adrians chicken tinola with lemon grass and corn. You can get his recipe here
Adrian’s pork tocino
My lumpiang Shanghai (mini spring rolls). This was air fried in Shellie’s Air fryer. You can get recipe here
My Chicken adobo. ( I have a recipe of adobo here, without the soy sauce. If you want soy sauce in it, add a quarter of a cup)
My mum’s dinuguan (pork blood stew)
My Ginataang Kalabasa (Pumpkin in coconut milk). You can get the recipe here.
For Dessert :
Adrian’s palitaw. (a sweet rice cake with fresh coconut, sugar and toasted sesame seeds)
My Leche Flan. Recipe here
My coconut jelly. Recipe here.
Shellie also brought along Pandan Chiffon Cake. Recipe here.
At the end of the night, we played around with Shellie’s air fyer. We made chocoalate bar spring rolls. We wrapped Mars Bars, Bounties, Cherry Ripes, Twirls and Boosts. So goooood. :)
It was a night full of eating and a lot of laughter. The guests left with a full tummy and hopefully a bit more knowledge and appreciation of the Filipino cuisine. (and oh yeah, left overs)