Mesa Filipino Moderne, Greenbelt 5

If Greenbelt is your hang-out spot, pretty sure you know this place by sight. On a slightly sunny Monday we had the chance to dine at this must try place right in the heart of Makati, Philippines.

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Kitchen Talk: Fried Tilapia

Every household in my country, knows this dish. Quite popular to all people and often cooked in different ways. With coconut milk, plain water with tomatoes, grilled with lots of onions & garlic, of course our/my favorite; flipping it in oil. So imagine our excitement that Tilapia is widely eaten here, perfect because hubby is craving on it too. But before, we’d go to the happy part of eating let me share a thing or two about getting it fried in a good looking way.

  • First, make sure the oil is way hot before putting the fish. This way you’d avoid it getting it burn/ripped badly when you flip it on the other side. Wisikan ng tubig, if the oil gets crazy, then its hot.
  • Don’t use lots of oil. I have tried this before and the consequence, malata; no crispness on its skin.
  • When flipping, apply gentle force. This is a tip should be implied by hubby, frying is his weakness. Don’t ask how it looked when he first fried this fish. Let’s just say we ended up eating like cats. 🙂
  • Lastly, good-size frying pan/wok is recommended. If the pan is smaller cutting the fish by two helps to fry it with sufficient coverage of oil.
Fried Tilapia

Hope this helps and big thanks to my mom, learned cooking because of her.

I know you are reading now so this post is dedicated for you in teaching me your secrets

frying this good toasted fish. Miss you! 🙂

Only Pinoy

chicharon
All-time Pasalubong ng Bayan, Goldilocks
chichirya at kendi (one in the container came all the way from Amadeo, Cavite)
rikados

If you are one of the Filipinos living away from home land, you’d understand why check-in luggage might contain some of these.

Carried mine around 26 kilos last October and believe it or not 1/4 of the weight was allotted to  food alone.

Don’t get me wrong I like and learned to love Chinese foods, but for me nothing beats Filipino flavor.

Seriously, if  tapa, alamang, longanisa , purefoods hotdog and tuyo can be carried odor-free and undetected

I really would bring them here. We even had our parents parcel us Lorenz patis haha 🙂

So what’s your favorite ‘sariling-atin’ food/delicacy? Do you find yourself hoarding every time you go on a long trip/vacation?