Bagnet is a dish from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It is the Ilocano version of the lechon kawali, another Filipino dish. Get large chunks of pork belly (or sides, whatever floats your boat) and deep fry them until they are crispy.
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Kare-Kare, on the other hand, is a Philippine stew and is commonly referred to as the Filipino version of curry. Its ingredients consist of stewed beef, tripe and oxtail, a variety of vegetables and peanut sauce.
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A restaurant in my brother’s neighborhood, Pino, made getting a fill of two of my favorite dishes easy for me. They came up with this:
My twin soul, Miss V, one of her longtime friends and I went to Pino before I left for the United States and we all ordered the same dish. LOL
Disclaimer: I do not cook. The extent of my knowledge on food does not go beyond how they taste like, their ingredients (if i bother to learn them) and how they are prepared, though I have never personally prepared them. Nonetheless, I can definitely tell what good food is.
This post is dedicated to Ms. V, who is celebrating her birthday on the 18th.