Pinoy Delis with Upper East Side Panache
Here are some of the Pinoy staples we have baptized with an "Upper-East Side" nomenclature.
Tokneneng - L'Orange Quail Eggs in Balsamic Vinaigrette Sauce
Adidas - Jerk Chicken Claws (also in Balsamic Vinaigrette Sauce)
Lugaw - Snow Rice Porridge
Lumpiang Gulay (Hubad) - Asian Spring Veggies in Sweet & Sour Ganache
Paksiw - Sauerkraut Soup
Pinakbet - Mixed Gourd Bordelaise
Turon - Caramel-Glazed Plantain Lady Fingers
Ice Candy - Fruit-Burst Sorbet Canes
Buchi - Sesame Bean Truffles
Isaw - Gizzard Skewers and Yakitori
Palitaw - Rice Patty with Aloha Sprinkles
Biko - Coco Fudge Rice Cake
Would it taste differently given its gourmet pretense? Maybe. The power of suggestion can be compelling!
I'd love to hear your sosyal version of our delis. Com'on, this can be fun!