» Balut at penoy (ate only on the eve of departure) – 1x / quail eggs – 1x
*Balut is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. The perfect balut is 17 days old.
*Penoy is the younger version of balut — but with no duck embryo.
» Tawilis (comes only from Taal) – 0x. Bangus (Milkfish)- 1x
*Tawilis a freshwater sardine found exclusively in the Philippines. It is unique in that it is the only member of the family Clupeidae that is known to exist entirely in freshwater. It’s found only in a single lake on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Taal Lake, a large body of water in the province of Batangas that used to be the caldera of an ancient volcano.
» Pochero – 0x
*Beef, pork, chicken or fish stewed in tomato sauce with bananas, stringbeans, cabbage and chickpeas
» Sotanghon guisado ni mommy – 1x
*Noodles with chicken and chinese mushrooms sauteed in garlic (lots of it!) and fish sauce
» Talaba (Oyster) / tulya (Clam) / tahong (Mussels) – 1x
» Sisig – 1x
* sizzling dish made from parts of pig’s head, liver, brain and usually seasoned with kalamansi or chili peppers.
» Red Ribbon’s Mango Cream Pie – 1x
» Becky’s Kitchen – Coffee Cream Cake -1x
» Ube (sweet purple yam), macapuno (sweetened grated coconut) cake – 0x