After some time of being stuck at home, the most amazing thing to do after quarantine is to travel the world again, discover all its beauty, and let go of the negative things that recently just happened. But since travel experts are claiming that with the current coronavirus pandemic, international travel won't return to normal until 2023, your travel goals won't surely happen anytime soon, as reported by CNBC.
Since every one of us is left with no choice but to wait until the pandemic is over and everything has come back to normal before we push through our travel spree, why not explore the world with the use of your taste buds for now? How? Do that by preparing different international dishes right inside of your homes.
Some of the recipes you can try for your dinner are the delicacies from the Philippines. Two local delicacies that Filipinos are very proud of, which you should try, are Adobo and Halo-Halo.
Adobo is a mouth-watering Filipino dish that would surely cause your taste buds to flutter. To make the pork version of it, you only need to have two pounds or one kilo of pork belly, two tbsp. of garlic (minced or crushed), five pieces of bay leaves (dried), four tbsp. vinegar, half a cup of soy sauce, one tbsp. of pepper, two cups of water, and a pinch of salt.
To prepare this dish, you only have to combine the meat, garlic, and soy sauce in a pot and marinate it for an hour. After doing so, cook the marinated pork for a couple of minutes. Once done, pour in the rest of the marinade mixture. Next is to add water, pepper, and bay leaves. Simmer and wait for at most an hour.
When the meat is tender and ready, you may now pour-in the vinegar. Simmer for another 15 minutes before adding salt to taste. Best to serve while it is hot, as advised by Panlasang Pinoy.
Halo-Halo, which means mix-mix, is the best Filipino dessert that would complete your meal. The ingredients you will need for this sweet treat are shaved ice, milk, sugar, sweetened banana, sweetened potatoes, jackfruit, beans, strips of macapuno, red munggo, coconut gel, tapioca pearls, leche flan, pinipig, and ube ice cream.
To make this dessert, put-in a teaspoon of everything except for the ice, ube ice cream, and leche flan. For sweet lovers, you can add more sugar. Next is to fill your glass with ice up unto the brim. After doing so, drizzle your dessert with milk. Add your ice cream, leche flan, and a little bit of every ingredient you have for your toppings. Enjoy.