Category: Bicolano Cuisine

Hog Plum and the Bikolano kitchen

There are claims that the Bikolano kitchen is dominated by "natok" (coconut milk;  or "gata" in Tagalog) and "lada" (chili pepper) . Even rice is cooked with coconut milk (the dish is called "binutong" in Albay) while noodles are usually eaten with pepper. Panama na sana kan Korean-Chinese noodles na Jjamppong. The claims, however, are … Continue reading Hog Plum and the Bikolano kitchen

Sinigang sa Buko: Setting some facts straight

One of the interesting articles from Yahoo's Fit to Post is Marjorie Gorospe's "A taste of Albay’s unique ‘sinigang sa buko’". The article showcases another unique taste from Bicolanos, a taste far from the spicy Bicol Express or the creamy dishes cooked with coconut milk. But one discouraging line from the article, probably a product of … Continue reading Sinigang sa Buko: Setting some facts straight