I have a treasure chest of food memories that I want to share. Among these gems is my first Filipino food experience introduced by my dear friend and fellow foodie, Maude. Although it was two years ago, it is still worth sharing.
My first Filipino food experience was spontaneous. On an all-girls, Las Vegas trip, we found a Filipino restaurant, Kapit Bahay, right on the strip. On sight, Maude’s eyes lit up and she exclaimed that we had to try this place and that she wanted the Filipinos, herself and Leigh, to share their home country food with the non-Filipinos, myself and Zoe.
The food was already cooked and available for selection like a Sbarro or Chinese place in a food court. Left and right, Maude and Leigh (pictured above) picked an assortment of dishes for lunch.
Zoe and I had no idea what was being ordered. We were happy, innocent bystanders.
Our Filipino lunch included Sinugbang Isda (grilled fish), Sisig (sizzling pig’s ears and face), Lechon Kawali (fried roasted pig), Pancit (noodles), fish soup, and two other dishes.
I enjoyed everything! In particular, I loved the Sisig and the Lechon Kawali. Savory goodness. I love pig (I admit I am one). I also loved the fish soup (more details on that later). Zoe enjoyed the food as well!