Chicken Pyanggang Recipe: Tausug Chicken in Blackened Coconut Curry

Chicken pyanggang (or pianggang) is a Tausug dish that consists of marinated chicken that’s braised in a mix of curry, coconut cream, coconut milk, and aromatics, then finished on a grill. What sets it apart is the curry that it uses, called pamapa itum, which is a burnt coconut paste made using spices and chilies.… Continue reading Chicken Pyanggang Recipe: Tausug Chicken in Blackened Coconut Curry

Sinilihan Recipe: The Traditional Bicolano ”Bicol Express”

Everyone thinks that Bicol Express is from Bicol. After all, it’s in the name. And everyone knows that Bicolanos don’t shy away from using local ingredients abundant to them–like coconuts and chilies. But what a lot of people don’t know is that Bicol Express wasn’t actually invented in its namesake region. The term for the… Continue reading Sinilihan Recipe: The Traditional Bicolano ”Bicol Express”