Cooking for the family is truly rewarding. It is a good way to show your love and care. However, there are times when it can be a challenge. Sometimes, ideas on what types of dishes to prepare might run out and there are instances wherein they are asking for something different from your usual menu. […]
Pork Tenderloin Salpicao is a very tasty pork dish that works best when you marry it with warm rice. This dish might look like pork adobo at first glance, but the taste is totally different. Soy sauce and vinegar are not used to cook this dish. Instead, I utilized oyster sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Butter […]
Fiesta Menudo is a special version of pork menudo that is worthy to be in the dining table during holidays and special occasions. This festive dish is appetizing and looks really nice and colorful. This is the exact recipe that I follow when I need to cook menudo for a special event. I called this […]
Pork Adobo with Tofu is an adobo recipe version that I really like. It has the good taste of our favorite Pork Adobo along with the chewy texture of tofu. Pork and Tofu in Oyster Sauce has a similar texture, but tastes different.
Pinoy Pork Barbeque are marinated slices of pork speared in bamboo skewers and grilled to perfection. Though this might sound like the western famed barbequed pork, this delicious Filipino version of the barbeque has a lot of difference specifically in terms of preparation and appearance.
This grilled dish can be considered as a street food because it is sold in barbeque stands on street corners along with isaw ng baboy (grilled pig’s intestine), betamax (grilled chicken blood), isaw ng manok (grilled chicken intestine) and other similar street foods.
The thing that I like most about Pork Barbeque is its rich flavor: the marinade does its job by ingesting all the flavors in the pork while the grilling process provides additional smokiness making this grilled Filipino Food stand out.
As far as I am concerned, Pinoy Pork Barbeque won’t be complete without the spicy vinegar. Do you remember the tall coffee jars in barbeque stands that contain the spicy vinegar dip? I like soaking my barbeque in that vinegar dip and I intentionally scoop the floating chopped onions as I pull the stick out. “Mas sasarap ito kapag sinamahan mo pa ng malamig na softdrink” (this will taste even better with cold soda by your side) “ayy, Sarap!” (Delicious!)
Heat-up your griller and try this Pinoy Pork Barbeque recipe.
Pork Afritada is simply “Stewed pork in tomato sauce”. This dish is similar to Menudo and Kaldereta (or Caldereta) and is usually cooked with wedges of carrots and potatoes. Bay leaves are also added for extra flavor and aroma.
Because of the similarity of Afritada to other tomato based dishes, identifying this dish is quite confusing to some. I was asked by some people (who are still puzzled on this topic) to differentiate one from the other. I felt like standing in their shoes for a while. After some time pondering, I figured out that the visual difference can obviously be seen on the cut of the meat and the additional ingredients used. As for the taste, each dish is unique even if the base ingredients are similar. I guess changing the cut of the meat and adding a few more ingredients to it gives me the right to call it “Pork Vanjito” (just kidding).
Some Pinoy Foods might look the same but inside them lays a truly unique taste capable of spelling their own name.
Tell me what you think.
Try this appetizing Filipino Pork Recipe: Pork Afritada.