Filipino Food & Tradition: Pasalubong and Padala
Posted by The Filipino Food Shop on 11/27/2021 to Photo Gallery
The holidays are peeking around the corner. Everyone is getting busy with lists, thinking up the perfect presents for family and friends as well as setting the menu for holiday parties.
What to give to delight the receiver? What to stock up on to create the most memorable get-togethers?
The Filipino Food Shop (filipinofoodshop.com) has the perfect solution to the perennial dilemma of Pinays in the US and Canada. A variety of Filipino food packs for gifting and making holiday food preparation much easier. And we’ve received hearty cheers from all corners of North America. Even non-Pinoys are taking notice.
Kare Kare as Pinay Heirloom
Recipes and good taste are handed down from one generation to another. In the Philippines, where fiestas abound and family reunions happen more frequently than in other parts of the world, particular dishes stand out as heirloom stuff.
Pinays make a point of learning from their elders how to cook such delicious fare and they bond over secret ingredients or cooking methods imprinting unique flavors to popular dishes.
Silog: A Uniquely Filipino Meal Arrangement
Or put some greens together, toss in tomatoes and other vegetables, cheese and a little meat and declare dinner solved.
Or one can fix herself up the kind of meal that no right-thinking Pinay can ever pass up, the ultimate tasty Pinay meal.
Not just any no-cooking-required or get-you-out-the-door-in-no-time elements thrown together, the silog takes some time to prepare. It rewards fans, however, with a unique blend of tastes nowhere else invented but in the Philippines. Often finished with slices of tomato and cucumber, this unique Filipino meal arrangement is a harmony of flavors, textures, and colors, too.
Merienda Fare: The Pinay's Favorites
Snacks hold a place of honor in the food hierarchy. They are at once accessible and affordable, offering quick, bite-sized comfort between meals.
Here are some crowd favorites: