20 March 2009

Food on the Spot: “Tinubong” from Ilocos


As a foodie, one must be open to exotic and funny dishes to make our taste buds have more history and more experience. I am always open to different foods from different regions and different cuisines. So this one time, an officemate of mine brought something from the Ilocos region of the Philippines and delivered it to my tummy. Friend Ands, brought “Tinubong”. It is a “kakanin” that is stored inside a bamboo. So you have sticky rice sweetened with sugar or molasses and stored or cooked inside a bamboo stick. This is pretty authentic and I was even amazed. It is my first time to see and eat something like this. The only way that you could get to the sticky rice inside was to bang the stick against a wall or crack it open in another way, Then you split up the bamboo and then get the delicious and moist sticky rice inside. So delish actually that the very next day, friend Ands bought another 3 sticks and we all ended up eating it at the office. Thanks friend Ands for sharing this delicious Filipino dish from Ilocos...

1 comment:

Lubi said...

chinese have similar food in a bamboo

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