Menu: Philippines (& Giveaway)

Yum. That’s all I can say. Slow cooked pork, crispy lumpia, and a sweet, jiggly drink… this is our little taste of the Philippines. We’re talking bold flavors and big bites. Perfect for your fall table.

All recipes and the meal review will be posted throughout the week.

Lumpia Shanghai [Recipe]
This is the long, flaky cousin to the egg roll – a shatteringly thin wrapper stuffed with ground pork, carrot, green onion, and jicama then fried to deep golden perfection.

Filipino Braised Pork Adobo [Recipe]
Pork cooked in a tangy combination of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorn. Served over rice. This is serious stuff.

Tapioca & Jello Sipper | Sago at Gulaman [Recipe]
A wiggly, jiggly drink which has variations all over Asia. This one can be found with street vendors in the Philippines, mixed with crushed ice. Super fun for kids.


UPDATE:  *Winner from this week’s Filipino Menu Giveaway was selected at random by There were so many fantastic ideas for globally-inspired baking dishes.  Congratulations to Katherine, who said:

“I would make embutido (Filipino style meatloaf) in those beautiful bowls! Also, love that this week’s cuisine is Filipino!”

Yum. Please email me by 10/8/12  to claim your handmade baker, Katherine!

Call me crazy, but I like to think of mixing bowls as flair for the kitchen. And these mixing bowls… well, they hang, they pour, and they’re fall fabulous. I mean, seriously. Look at these colors. Pure beauty. And I want you to have them.


Tell me what you’d whip up with these bowls. Filling for lumpia? A custard? How about a salad? Or maybe crepe batter?

Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win. It’s really that simple.

Bonus entries will be provided for those that tweet this giveaway with hashtag #globalgiveaway and/or share it on Pinterest and Facebook.

P.S. If we get 100 entries I’ll giveaway two, so tell a friend.

Leave your answer in the comments below. One winner will be chosen at random and announced in the Monday Meal Review on October 1, 2012. Prize must be claimed by September 8, 2012. There are no sponsors for this giveaway. I just wanted to share some global foodie love from me, to you. Enjoy!


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