A Couple More Filipino Dishes
I've had a couple more random dishes here in the Philippines, the first of which was called pork apritada. Described to me as a stew, I was a bit surprised to find it ending up more like a tangy Chinese-American sweet & sour pork than anything. Well, this one was mildly spicy at least, which made it a bit easier to eat.
I also had something called chicken tinola the other day, which was a clear chicken soup but very heavy on the ginger. It was refreshing, even if it was a bit salty. If there's one thing I've realized over the past few days is that the food is definitely not shy about flavor around here. And lechón aside, I think my favorite of the bunch so far is the tom yam-like pork sinigang soup.