We will be visiting one of the oldest carinderia (eatery) in town that was established in the mid '80s. This eatery has witnessed the seasons and the landscape changed from rural greens to urban high-rises, and yet, the flavors of the traditionally-cooked Filipino dishes remained unchanged from over three decades ago. People from all walks and statuses in life converged here to dine and savor the home-cooked goodness of the foods they all crave and love, and grew up with. And from the looks of it, nothing much is going to change for decades more to come. We will meet at Cash and Carry Mall; we will then walk for about 15 minutes to the eatery to give you a better feel of the surroundings. Upon arrival, we will walk up to the food display and start ordering the dishes of the day - all freshly-cooked, no leftovers from yesterday. There is no set menu. The cook decides what to serve for the day. We will sample a wide variety of Filipino favorites. The minimum dish to sample would be 10 (for single bookings) and could go up to twenty (for at least three people). I know it sounds a lot. But trust me, you'll have room for them. The Filipino cuisine is meat-heavy. Among twenty or so dishes, only three to four would be vegetable-based. I myself eat a lot of vegetables, so given enough time, I may bring my own salad or special creation to share on the table. So come, join me :-)
Good morning, my fellow travelers! I am very happy you have found my page. My name is Jo, and this is my third hosting experience in AirBnb. This is a deeper dive into the Filipino culture through the every day food that the people eat. Food is an expression of cultural identity, that is why we always crave for that homegrown taste that we are used to, if we are parted from it for too long. My walking tour and hiking guests always say that they are intimidated by the Filipino food selection, and that they do not really know which food to try, not knowing what's in it; and out of fear of possible stomach upset, they opt not try anything at all. So to break the stigma, and by popular demand, I came up with this ultimate Filipino food-tasting adventure that will take your taste buds on a joyride to traditionally-cooked Filipino dishes
You will get to sample at least 10 traditionally-cooked Filipino dishes. Could go up to 20 dishes for more than three people…
You can choose between bottled water or soft drinks.
We will visit a hole-in-the-wall style carinderia. I know there are plenty of them around, however, this one is special as it has earned its reputation among locals as one of the best. Here, you will get to understand the Filipino culture more through the food that the people eat.
- This acivity is not ideal for vegans/vegetarians. There are a few vegetable dishes but not enough to get your money's worth. - Come on an empty stomach so you have room for more food, and you can truly enjoy the different flavors of the foods being served
Ultimate Filipino Food Adventure