Country CookingBy Micky Fenix
We hit the ground running, so to speak. After emerging from the Iloilo airport, it was a quick lunch at Esca restaurant before judging a cooking competition, the second “Tabu-an: Western Visayas Ilonggo Heritage Cooking.”
D.I.Y.By Norma Chikiamco
It isn’t every day that Manilans get to taste the cuisine of Iloilo, a province in Western Visayas known for its fresh seafood, hearty soups and delectable pastries. That’s why it’s really a treat whenever one of the hotels adds Ilonggo food to its lunch and dinner buffets.
Iloilo is one province that can rightfully be proud of its cuisine. Its rich culinary heritage includes the finest examples of regional dishes: spring rolls with fillings of julienned hearts of palm (fresh lumpiang ubod); charcoal-grilled chicken marinated in spicy vinegar (chicken inasal); chicken soup with dumplings (pancit molo); and noodle soup of pork broth [...]