President Duterte cooked the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe a traditional meal of “sticky rice cakes and mung bean soup”. I’m also heading to the Philippines to enjoy Adobo prepared for me by His Excellency Rodrigo Duterte. I’ll personally invite Senator Leila De Lima to join us as we dine and wine with the President. .:)
People find various reasons to go on tours and visit cities. People go to France for Cannes film Festival and press tours, Paris for romantic summers, Romania for music festivals; similarly you can go to Philippines for food – a particular dish called Adobo. Adobo is a delicious and culturally significant dish that makes its way to the best of Philippines.
I tried my hands on Adobo from Ghana. Thanks to Google and Youtube for taking me through a Filipino cuisine.
What is Adobo?
Adobo is an admired dish in the Philippines that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, spices and garlic. The cooking method comes from old Philippines heritage and their culture. Many locals call it the ‘un-official’ national dish of the country.
The staples for marinating are vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper in which the meat is left to make it absorb and become tangy, sharp and delicious.
The meat used in adobo is mostly chicken but can also be changed with beef, fish, or other types of meat. The meat is then stewed and often fried to give it extra texture, crispy and served with rice.
Adobo and Philippines:
This dish and this country go way back and today this dish is shared with the world. The best adobo of course can be found in Philippines and this dish and its many, many varieties are reason enough to visit Philippines. Food is after all one of the highlights of any tours and visitation but what adobo gives you culture, taste and a summary of Philippines in this dish.
Wish each changing area and place, the adobo taste would vary giving you loads of opportunities to discover new flavors. Philippines as an area of rich landscapes, fields and artistic standing offer great taste with it.
People visit countries and enjoy food, you can visit a country for food and enjoy the place along. Along with the adobo meals, enjoy great places like the Spanish colonial architecture in Vigan, Barasoain Church in Malolos. Take pleasure in their dance recitals, shows and galleries and while you discover it history, you fill yourself with years of taste, culture and richness via adobo and its different kinds. Along with adobo, you can enjoy other cuisines too which are a hybrid of Filipino culture and Japanese, American and Hispanic as well.
The ongoing drug war scared me from visiting the Philippines anytime soon but my Filipino pals have assured me that all what I have been reading from the international media have been exaggerated and its very safe for me to visit. Follow me on Facebook, who knows, we may be dining together with Duterte and De Lima.
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