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Bong Bongs Filipino feast at home

Bong Bongs delivers Filipino cuisine to homes across the UK with their signature Lechon Kawali pork along with an array of traditional Filipino sides and dessert.

Filipino cuisine has evolved over many centuries from their Austronesian origins to a mixed cuisine of American, Chinese, Indian, Spanish and influences, that had enriched the cultures of the archipelago. Dishes range from simple, fried salted fish, chicken curry, paellas and pork.

Bong Bongs sell produce Lechon pork which is a dish which is enjoyed over several regions of the world, most specifically in Spain. Lechon means roasted baby pig (piglet). Lechon is Cuba’s, Puerto Rico’s, and Spain’s national dish. Additionally, it is popular in the Philippines and other Austronesian region. The dish is made from using a whole roasted suckling pig which is cooked over charcoal and rubbed with an array of herbs and spices.

Thanks to Bong Bongs enjoying Lechon pork and other traditional Filipino dishes at home has been made easy to cook and enjoy at home in which I had the pleasure in trying out my self courtesy of Bong Bongs.

Bong Bongs

Founders Lee & Sinead wanted to bring Filipino food to London with the taste of their Lechon Kawali pork and Filipino delights. In 2014 they popped up with their stall within Hoxton Market, London bringing hungry diners the taste of their Lechon Kawali pork and other Filipino cuisine dishes. Expanding over the years they have popped up within several other markets across London and festivals. In 2019 they finally achieved their dream and opened up a permanent restaurant within Hackney, London.

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Romulo Cafe & Restaurant can deliver a taste of the Philippines to your dining room

Romulo is a Filipino restaurant which is set in Kensington. I have dined there once before we went into lock down and they served an abundance of Filipino food full of flavour. Thankfully though they are not completely closed as they are able to home deliver their cuisine so you can enjoy a taste of the Philippines within the comfort of your own home.

I was kindly treated to a feast to enjoy at home and even though I may not have been able to meet the lovely Rowena and Chris again in person least I was able to enjoy their tasty delights which tasted as fresh and tasty as the dishes which they serve within their restaurant usually.

Romulo Cafe & Restaurant

Rowena Romulo and her partner Chris set up Romulo Cafe & Restaurant to bring diners a taste of the Philippines and a way to celebrate her grandfather Carlos Romulo bringing his generous spirit back to life, in their food and impeccable service.

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Romulo Cafe & Restaurant brings to London a taste of the Philippines

Romulo is my very first Philippines restaurant which I have dined at which provides an abundance of Filipino food providing colour, flavour and that wow factor dish after dish.

I went along on a complimentary gifted basis courtesy of the owners who wanted to show me how delicious food from the Philippines is.

Romulo Cafe & Restaurant

Rowena Romulo and her partner Chris set up Romulo Cafe & Restaurant to bring diners a taste of the Philippines and a way to celebrate her grandfather Carlos Romulo bringing his generous spirit back to life, in their food and impeccable service.

All their menus are based on family recipes with Chef Jeremy Villanueva twist combining Philippine cuisine with a mix of Malay, Chinese, Spanish and American influences creating something Filipino from dishes such as Binagoongan Crispy Pata, Chicken Relleno, Beef and Seafood Kare-Kare, Pork adobo, pandesal, purple yam. All dishes are served in generous portions from sharing plates to smaller size platitos.

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Food With Mae required NO cutlery? As this was a Kamayan Boodle fight

Food with Mae put on a special night of food which was a Kamayan Boodle supperclub.

Kamayan means to eat with your hands.

A boodle fight is a military style of eating and means food which is piled on top of banana leaves laid out on long tables, and is to be taken with bare hands.

I was invited down along with a friend on a complimentary basis by Mae to her latest supperclub to experience what a Kamayan Boodle fight is like as I have never heard or attended one before.

Food with Mae

Mae is an author, cook and photographer who owns Food with Mae in which she puts on a number of Filipino supperclubs throughout the year.

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Flipping out for Filipino food – Pepe’s Kitchen

Mae of Pepe’s Kitchen kindly invited me and my friend Joice down to taste and experience her supper club full of Filipino dish’s.

Pepe’s Kitchen and Mae

Firstly let me tell you about Pepe’s Kitchen which Mae runs.

Mae comes from the Philippines and loves cooking and entertaining so she decided to run her own supper clubs at least once a month to bring Filipino food to London.   She wants to transport people’s mind to the Philippines through her food and dining experience.

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