Kimchi noodles is a lifesaver (okay dinner saver). It’s so simple, filling, healthy and DELICIOUS. I am not a fan of hot and spicy food, but kimchi is an exception. Even if it can be smelly, the complex flavours of the fermented cabbage trump it all (no pun intended).
The Philippines has been colonised by the Spanish for more than 300 years. The word ensaladang is obviously a Filipino corruption of the Spanish word ensalada meaning salad, and talong is the Filipino word for… you guessed it: eggplant (FYI the Spanish for eggplant is berenjena).
There are many versions of sumans out there, it depends on what region it comes from. The best suman I have had is called Moron (yes, that’s spelled correctly) from Samar Island. The most common suman is what you find in all markets across the country is arguably, a Filipino’s comfort food. Shaped like a brick, brown and sweet, it’s a convenient healthy snack as its made of rice, coconut milk and sugar.
Comfort food is usually thought of as something sinful, carb-y and rich. This humble dish right here is my comfort food in a sense that it takes me back to my childhood kitchen back in the Philippines,
For our Dexy’s Special, we are going to have fruit tarts in honor of Alice in Wonderland just cause fruits are awesome.