Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Filipino Dinner

Last Friday, I stopped in Woodside, Queens for a taste of some Filipino cuisine. Woodside, which is located on Roosevelt Avenue between 51st and 69th Street, has one of the largest Filipino populations in New York City and home to some wonderful ethnic restaurants.

This photo shows a giant appetizer of sweet potato fries with shrimp (left) and a wonderful tamarind stew of veggies and meat (right). The stew is served with rice.

So have you had Filipino cuisine before? What is the oddest food you've ever eaten?

21 comments:

delightful-d said...

Yummy photo! My (ex) sister-n-law is Filipino and her Mother made some awesome food. The rolled won ton receipe from my sister-n-law is to die for. I love to make them for my friends.
Squid would have to be the oddest food I have eaten. I probably won't be eating that again.

Rambling Round said...

Yum! I thought the shrimp was the main course!

TCho said...

once. there's a filipino place in midtown, but it's not very good. I guess i have to go to queens to get the real stuff. your pic sure does look tasty.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...
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Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Ming, dear, you CAN eat. Holy cow! :D

citygirl15 said...

I former Filipino co-worker used to make small spring roll like appetizers for all our school parties. I don't know what they were called, but they were memorable.

Kate said...

This food looks far more apetizing than the cow intestine soup I tried, but didn't finish, at a Mexican Mercado in St. Paul, MN!

marley said...

I've never tried Filipino food before, but that looks tasty :)

Jazzy said...

all looks delicious Ming, but i've never tried frilipino cuisine before!

pusa said...

wow you've tasted filipino food :)
the stew you've had is called "sinigang" right? and we always have rice in every meal :)

i think you should try "balut" if you really want to try exotic filipino food! a fertilized duck egg with a nearly developed chick :)

Chris said...

Hmmm.. .I would probably like the appetizer. I am not very food-adventurous, so the most exotic thing I've ever had was conch.

Keropok Man said...

lovely stew! i think i have tried the sweet potato fries before. :-)

oldmanlincoln said...

Gosh this looks good enough to eat. And now my stomach is growling.

Monika N. said...

I drank a Filipino beer the other night. Does that count?

Oddest food: Cow udder, dried grasshoppers and honey bees (not together).

Peter said...

Don't think I have tried he Filipino cuisine - looks nice!

In ay case, when I travel, I'm happy to try anything local - and I mostly enjoy it!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I've had Filipino food in Manila...

Oddest thing I ever ate was
Oyster Omelettes on the streets of Bangkok...

tigerfish said...

I have tried such a soup before. The stew done by the Filipino is usually tangy (tamarind) and has yam/taro, kang kong...does this have kang kong in there?

thwany said...

i never have, but would love to try some.

Anonymous said...

THe fried spring rolls with meat are called LUMPIAng SHANGHAI :)

Jun said...

oddest thing huh? most recent's prolly PINK TAU FOO FAH from SPORE! believe it or not! :O

TCho said...

btw, what is the name of the Filipino restaurant you went to?