Monday, November 2, 2009
CHICKEN ADOBO! =D
went to Simpang Bedok
there was a Man Utd match going on
Some tasty food
Halfway thru eating
Some razor blade fell from the ceiling
and dropped into Edwin's dish
Pretty scary! O_o
They compensated another dish
cos we already paid for it
Ok.. I wasn't doing some obscene handsign
I'm just trying to describe
tennis player, Nalbandian's injuries
We had a mini gathering
cos Izandra cooked some Chicken Adobo for us! =)
Edwin got his personal Salmon Salad
Pag kumain - nagkakamay
‘yung kanin - chicken adobo
‘yung balot - binibenta sa kanto
Tagay mo na nga ang baso
Pare ko, inuman na tayo
What is Chicken Adobo?
In Filipino cuisine, adobo refers to a common and very popular cooking process indigenous to the Philippines.
When Spanish colonizers took administration over the Philippines in the late 1500s, they found an indigenous cooking process involving stewing with vinegar. They referred to this as "adobo." Dishes prepared in this manner eventually came to be known by this name.
Thus, the adobo dish and cooking process in Filipino cuisine and the general description "adobo" in Spanish cuisine share similar characteristics, but in fact refer to different things with different cultural roots. While Philippine adobo can be considered adobo - a marinated dish - in the Spanish sense, the Philippine usage is much more specific. The dish is also strongly associated with large Filipino communities, notably in Hawai'i.
Typically, pork or chicken, or a combination of both, is slowly cooked in soy sauce, vinegar, crushed garlic, bay leaf, and black peppercorns, and often browned in the oven or pan-fried afterward to get the desirable crisped edges. This dish originates from the northern region of the Philippines, where dog was originally a prominent protein source for adobo-style dishes. It is commonly packed for Filipino mountaineers and travelers. Its relatively long shelf-life is due to one of its primary ingredients, vinegar, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.