It's Christmas, and you know what that means: You get to buy cool stuff you don't really need that much. You get to hug relatives you barely know in reunions. You have every excuse to drink and be merry. Best of all, you get to shove diets and exercise aside and focus on one of the most important things to man: food.
Yes, we're in pig-out mode right now, which is why Spot.PH's new book is a godsend:
If it sounds familiar, it's because we also featured the original release of the handy food journal back in February. This month, it returns with 50 mouthwatering lists of palate-pleasers from Filipino favorites like the tapsilog, the best Mexican burritos, and the most colorful desserts for the girlfriend. Put it in your back pocket, and go on a culinary adventure through the metro!
To get you started, we scoured through its pages and handpicked the dishes that no tunay-na-lalake can EVER say no to. Behold: the fattiest, juiciest, meatiest, and meanest man-chow in SPOT.PH's Top 10 Everything Food Lists 2014!
What it is: The ultra-crispy, fat-soaked, oil-dipped, cholesterol-packed Revenge Of The Pig
Devour it at: Liloan’s Pride
Spot.PH says: "Herbs and spices are sandwiched between a slab of pork that's slow-grilled in a rotisserie oven to keep it juicy as it sponges up all those flavors. Underneath that crispy layer of deep brown skin is succulent, herby pork that can make our palates sing and dance sans rice or sauce."
All we/you need to hear: "Slab of pork." Sold!
Where: South Superhighway, Makati (455-5562); Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City (455-5562); SM North EDSA, Quezon City; SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
What it is: The heart-stopping mix of numerous pig parts, the most infamous of which is the almost witch-like "Meat From A Fat Pig's Fatty Face."
Devour it at: Wooden Spoon
Spot.PH says: "This one is a nice throwback to the wondrous mother-of-all sisig, Aling Lucing's in Pampanga."
All we/you need to hear: "Aling Lucing's."
Where: Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City (426-0044); Power Plant Mall, Makati City
What it is: The best part of crabs: the fatty part
Devour it at: Abe's and their Sugpo Sa Aligue Ng Talangka
Spot.PH says: "Food fatale at its finest: prawns are simmered in the flavorful fat of small shore crabs, thus combining the former's natural buttery flavor with the richness of aligue."
All we/you need to hear: "Small shore crabs." Now we know the English term for talangka!
Where: Serendra (856-0526), Trinoma Mall (901-5692), SM Mall of Asia (556-0608), Alabang Town Center (623-0899)
NEXT: The most indulgent Ramen in town