• Breads,  Burgers & Sandwiches

    Lala Longganisa

    This is the third of eight grilled cheese sandwiches I prepared for the party I hosted for Foodbuzz 24×24 last August. It’s called Lala Longganisa.  Longganisa or longaniza is a sausage similar to a chorizo. Here in the Philippines, several regions known for producing tasty longanizas flavor them with indigenous spices. For example, those from Lucban, Quezon are known for the prominent garlic flavor. Those from Pampanga are usually salty with a hint of sour. My favorite version would be something called longaniza hamonada/hamonado which has a distinctive sweet taste. Longanizas from the Philippines are sometimes made of pork or beef, and now we even have some made of chicken,…

  • Burgers & Sandwiches,  Fish/Seafood

    Señor Sardinas

    This is the second of eight grilled cheese sandwiches I prepared for the party I hosted for Foodbuzz 24×24 this month. This sandwich is called Señor Sardinas. For this sandwich, I used Spanish sardines, the store-bought kind 🙂 Spanish sardines can actually be tomato-based but here in Manila, when we speak of Spanish sardines, we think of the kind that uses olive oil as a base. Making this sandwich is as easy as 1-2-3. Seriously.

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