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Binakol na Manok

You might think that this is a typical Tinolang manok, but No. This is way much tastier than that. I first tasted “Binakol na Manok” when an uncle came to visit and demonstrated his kitchen skills – yes, I’m always happy with visitors who cook! Anyway, the taste of the broth is so different from tinolang manok that it’ll leave your buds wanting for more. The coconut water(or juice) is what creates a distinct taste – a tinge of sweetness – on this soup.

This is an original Ilonggo food, so what better way to sample the best Binakol na Manok but from IloIlo City itself. So we went to Plazuela De iloilo – a gorgeous place with a Spanish-Italian inspired building enclosing a plaza – where you can find a chain of restaurants. We chose this restaurant “Ponsyon by Breakthrough”. The Binakol na Manok here is truly delicious. Definitely on my top list of Filipino Food.

On Binakol na Manok;

  • The traditional way of cooking Binakol na manok is by cooking it inside a bamboo (tube) over an open fire.
  • Ilonggos are proud to claim that Chicken Binakol is an original Ilonggo dish
  • Binakol is said to be an Ilonggo term(karay-a) for cooking inside a bamboo tube – thus the name Binakol na Manok.
 
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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Dear Manok Grilled Chicken – Cagayan de Oro City

Dear Manok Grilled Chicken – Cagayan de Oro City

Dear Manok is considered as one of the best places to dine with family and friends in Cagayan de Oro City. My husband and I are regulars here and we love coming back here every now and then to taste Dear Manok’s famous juicy grilled chicken cooked to perfection. I must confess I really wanted to learn how to cook the same juicy grilled chicken on my own.. well, its just a dream though.. I tried and tried and failed several times..

Interesting FACTS about Dear Manok;

  • 1st Dear Manok Restaurant was in Iligan City in 1997
  • 1st Dear Manok Restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City was located in Capt. Vicente Roa St. in 1998

The present location of Dear Manok Restaurant Main Branch in Cagayan de Oro City is along Tiano-Montalvan Streets near Pilgrim College.  They have another branch along Capistrano-Chavez Streets near Lourdes College, providing the same quality service and affordable and juicy grilled chicken that the restaurant has been known for through the years.

Have you tasted Dear Manok’s signature grilled chicken? If so, how would you rate it?

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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Longsilog- Filipino Breakfast

Longsilog- Filipino Breakfast

Longsilog a very popular Filipino breakfast.

The name is derived from the food main components;  Longanisa(Filipino Sausage),Sinangag (Fried Rice), and Itlog(Egg).

[Cagayan de Oro City] While I was still in College, we used to frequent a place that serves all -silog meals you can think of 24 hours a day. It was beside a Disco Pub which was generally popular on those days. If my memory serves me right, the name of the “silog” place is Twinkies. The establishment is long gone but memories of pigging out with longsilog after a night out still remains. How about you? Do you know food establishments in Cagayan de Oro that has virtually been a part of your life?

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Home Food

 

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Turon (Banana Lumpia)

Turon (Banana Lumpia)

Turon is a Philippine snack made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably Saba or Cardaba bananas) and a slice of jackfruit, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in spring roll wrapper and fried. Saba bananas are the best to use as a result of their sweetness. Jack fruit strips over the plantain bananas adds more sweetness and flavour.

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2012 in Home Food, Street Food

 

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Le Café Baby Back Ribs – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Le Café Baby Back Ribs – Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

A Pre-Christmas Delight.

I was at Malaybalay City the day before Christmas to visit my grandmother and before heading back home, my sister and I decided to grab a meal. We were looking for a nice place to eat and we ended up at Le Cafe  just in front of the city plaza and along the highway of Malaybalay City. The food was great especially the Baby Back Ribs. I was told that their lasagna and garlic bread is a must try… That should be on my next visit…

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Restaurant/Cafe Foods

 

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