Tuesday, March 14, 2017

OPPO F1s: Pinoy #Foodstagram!!!

Filipino cuisines is one of the top favorites of all people across the globe. With numerous pinoy working as OFW around the World. Some managed to live on the country they worked with. But, no doubt, all balikbayans still craving for Filipino delicacies. Like, my aunt & uncle  who flew from the US to Philippines to celebrate their wedding anniversary. It's been 7 years, since, they came home and they missed Filipino dishes so much. 

Definitely, I have my own favorites as well. Being an Ilokano, I grew up eating vegetables, my mom always serves as "pinakbet" and "diningding with fried tilapia". 

So, when, I was invited for a grand opening of Cabalen in MOA, I've told myself, it's a chance to try their kapampangan dishes, once again. It's my second time, but, I still love their Kapampangan Delicacies. Some food images are taken with my favorite restaurants who offers Filipino cuisines. So, what are my favorite Pinoy Delicacies, here as follows:

1) Kare-Kare

Kare-Kare is my top most favorites to all Filipino cuisines. I love the flavorful peanut yellow sauce with ail (sometimes this is the only meat used), pork hocks, calves feet, pig feet, beef stew meat, and occasionally offal or tripe. Kare Kare can also be made with seafood (prawns, squid, and mussels) or all vegetables. Vegetables, which include (but are not limited to) eggplant, Chinese cabbage, or other greens, daikon, green beans and asparagus beans are added — usually equaling or exceeding the amount of meats. The stew is flavored with ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter, onions and garlic. It is colored with annatto and can be thickened with toasted or plain ground rice. Other flavorings may be added, but the dish is usually quite plain, compared to other Filipino dishes. Other seasonings are added at the table. Variants may include goat meat or (rarely) chicken. It is often eaten with bagoong (shrimp paste), sometimes spiced with chili, bagoong guisado (spiced and sautéed shrimp paste), and sprinkled with calamansi juice, recipe taken at wikepedia.

2) Pinakbet

Pinakbet is an Ilokano dish. We usually cooked this at home. I was trained to eat vegetables so, this Pinoy delicacies is one meal that I cannot live without. Pinakbet is made from mixed vegetables steamed in fish or shrimp sauce. It can also be combined with pork sometimes, Root crops and some beans like camote, patani, kadios and marunggay are also optionally added.

3) Sisig

Indeed, sisig is my second favorite among Pinoy's delicacies, actually, its a kapampangan dish, Sisig is a Filipino dish made from parts of pig's head and liver, combination with calamansi and chili peppers, that makes it more flavorful and spicy.

4) Letchon

Letchon is usually seen in fiesta and some special occassion like Christmas , birthdays or Anniversaries, Pinoy loves lechon especially, "the process of cooking that resulted in making the pork skin crisp that makes its more distinct. Filipino's loves the tasteful flavor of the letchon.

5) Dinuguan

Dinuguan is a pork blood stew basically made from blood, meat, and internal organs of pig. It was derived from the Tagalog term "dugo" which is translated as "blood". It is cooked by combining pig's blood and about 2 tablespoons of the vinegar. .The Ilocano version of Dinuguan is called Dinardaraan. For foreigners, sometimes they called this meal, "chocolate dish". Its funny but it doesn't taste sweet rather, its taste sour and oftentimes, hot , saucy and spicy.

As a Food Blogger, I want all my photos to look as real as authentic as it is, and I believe Oppo F1s is one of the best camera phone for food art photography. Here's the main reason why;

Because, Oppo F1's has a filter plug-in features that creates wonderful pictures , it has a new water-marking capability that allows mobile users to imprint time, date & change temperature. With its 16 front megapixel camera, it makes the photo natural even in low light conditions. Oppo F1's is ideal for #Foodstagram photography because it makes the food images more real that you want to take a bite instantly. 

I love taking Food phoneography, because it inspired me a lot, the colors of the food and the art design how it was presented on the plate by those amazing chef makes you crave for more tasteful dishes. Food Phoneography is an art wherein you appreciate the art of food preparation and its labor of achieving excellent taste by the customers. The Chef or the Head Cook were able to deliver a delicious and healthy cuisines for people to satisfy their food cravings and good ambience that makes them come back and experience the same dishes that they loved. Learn to take authentic Pinoy #Foodstagram, use Oppo F1s Camera Phone.

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Author: Natalie R. Tugade
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