Traditional Balut-making in Pateros | Things to do in Pateros-Metro Manila
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Kaldereta is a
Filipino beef stew using cow’s meat, tomato sauce and liver
spread. In Pateros,
the meat is duck, specifically itik, a smaller-than-usual
brown duck, not the
white variety which is called pato. Unlike other
the duck meat here is fried first until golden brown,
creating an even more
flavorful meat for the stew. Using itik also makes
for a very aromatic
kaldereta with very flavorful meat whose soup is
almost like a sauce,
thanks to the incorporation of liver spread. It is an
excellent savory dish
that is popular both during town festivities called
fiestas and simply as
home-cooked dinner fare.
Specialties: KALDERETANG ITIK
Inutak is a delicacy that is known toboth Pateros and neighboring Taguig City. It is sticky rice (galapong) mixed with coconut milk (gata) and coconut cream that is baked over a charcoal fire. It is similar to pancake-shaped rice cakes but even creamier, with the subtle sweetness of coconut. In Pateros, however, they take this dessert to another dimension with the addition of cheese-flavored “dirty” (a colloquial term referring to ice cream that sold in the street) ice cream. In Pateros, the coconut-sweet inutak is served warm to contrast with the cold cheese-flavored ice cream on top and this is truly the best way to enjoy it. Ginataang Bilo Bilo is a bowl of sticky rice balls formed from a mixture of glutinous rice flour and water that is cooked in sweet coconut milk with plantain bananas, sweet potatoes, tapioca pearls and, on special occasions, jackfruit. A versatile dish, it may be served hot or cold, and may be enjoyed as snack or dessert, and even as breakfast. These delicacies are prepared in homes and balut houses around Pateros that may be difficult to locate if you are not with a local. However, these are all served by M&E, a catering service that can either set up and serve the delicacies at your requested location or at their second floor showroom in Pateros.
Bibingkang Abnoy is a
dish that is created from abnoy (short for
abnormal), a variant
of balut, i.e., duck eggs that failed in the incubation
process to become
balut due to too much heat or cold. The dish is similar
to torta, a Filipino
omelet made with eggs, tomatoes, onions and either
eggplant, or fish meat; except that this dish uses the abnoy
instead of chicken
eggs. The texture is reminiscent of liver pate although
the dish is shaped
like a pancake. It is rich, savory, strong, and for some,
highly addictive. It
is pungent so it is appreciated with spicy vinegar
although those who
love it say that once you get past the smell, there is
attractive with its flavors that you cannot help but
love it, especially
when paired with steamed white rice and ice cold beer.
Eat this in
moderation, though, as it is very high in cholesterol!
Specialties: BIBINGKANG ABNOY
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Getting there and around
1, M. Lozada Street, Sto.Rosario-Silangan, Pateros, Metro ManilaGet directions