Thursday, November 18, 2010
Filipino Christmas Foods
Filipino Christmas celebration won't be complete without those mouth watering dishes. In any special occasion in the Philippines, foods are always the main attraction. Filipinos do celebrate Christmas the earliest and the longest and in such blissful and festive way.
Philippine Christmas preparation starts as early as September or as soon as the "BER" month begins. Christmas season in the Philippines does not only focus on Christmas date itself but also the eve and days before Christmas itself. Filipinos have this "simbang gabi" that usually starts on the 16th of December and ends on the 24th. Filipinos ritually attends the mass for nine consecutive days. Then have a festive celebration of the tradional "Noche Buena" (Christmas Eve).
Enough with my Filipino Christmas informative introduction and lets head over to my very own Top 3 Filipino Christmas Cuisines (comes in any order) .
Kare Kare - This dish is one of my favorites even if its not Christmas. For those who don't know, Kare Kare is a kind of Philippine stew made from peanut sauce with a variety of vegetables, stewed oxtail, beef, and occasionally offal or tripe.
Chicken Adobo - This is a popular dish around the globe. This authentic Filipino recipe or dish is known for its quite distinctive taste. Many people, even not Filipino, simply love this recipe and made it as one of their favorites.
Beef Kaldereta - A dish where ingredients are cuts of pork, beef or goat with tomato paste or tomato sauce with liver spread added to it.I simply love the sauciness of this recipe. Simply delicious for me.
There you go my top 3 choices. How about you? whats your favorite Filipino Christmas dish?