Filipino Household Ingredients: Patis

Thai-branded fish sauce. Beware of its pungency.
Photo by me

Fish sauce, otherwise known in Tagalog as “patis”, is a very common ingredient in my household. Often substituted for salt, fish sauce is extremely salty thanks to its fermentation process, which typically involves fermented fish and seawater. Who knew?

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The Best Sisig in Los Angeles County

The outside of Nova's Grill. Photo by me.

Nova’s Grill sign. Photo by me.

About two months ago, a user named Ameerah T. left me a compliment on Yelp and suggested I try a Filipino restaurant called Nova’s Grill in Covina, Calif. Granted, Ameerah was simply an advocate for the restaurant, but her compliment was enough for me to give Nova’s Grill a chance. Continue reading

“Pork Adobo: Carnitas Style” by Peaches & Puppies

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Pork adobo — with a twist! Photo by Peaches & Puppies.

Adobo can be made with different types of proteins, but I never imagined pork carnitas. Could you imagine tender, shredded carnitas simmered in garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar? Say it isn’t so, Peaches & Puppies! The thought alone is enough to make my stomach grumble.

This is an interesting and mouthwatering take on a signature Filipino dish. I’ve always been a sucker for Filipino fusion, so this recipe gets a thumbs up from yours truly.

Give the recipe a gander, and let me know what you think.

Oh, and to the duo behind Peaches & Puppies, cook a pot of this and send some my way! Much appreciated!