Filipino Cusine Getting Popular in London
It’s fair to say Filipino cuisine is not on the map in Britain; instead it’s still firmly rooted in the Pearl of the Orient. The fact that there are only a handful of restaurants in London is testament to this, and even fewer across the rest of the UK after sites in Manchester and Edinburgh closed down, so it’s no wonder it is often referred to as Asia’s best kept culinary secret.
The food is a huge melting pot of influences from the Pacific Rim, Malaysia, China, South American and Spanish. In short it’s a mixture of cuisines from any country who has invaded or attempted to colonise the islands, where their lasting mark has created the beginning of fusion cuisine as we know it.
The national dish is adobo – which means marinade in Spanish – and is made from vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and black pepper. It’s a dish that has as many variations as it does people making it, where regions and household have their own twists and each thinks is better than anyone else’s. But it’s a dish best done with pork – something Filipinos cannot get enough of.
Now it is tipped as one of the cuisines to be eating in 2017. You just need to look – quite hard – for somewhere to do that. As restaurants are few and far between, people cooking it are turning to supper clubs as a more viable way of drawing people in. To get you ahead of the game, we’ve rounded up where to eat it, a class to learn the skills and the ingredients you'll need to make it at home.
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