You’re familiar with Cavite, for sure. You know the tourist attractions within the province, including some bits of information about its culture. How about Cavite Cuisine? Do you know any famous dishes from here?
If you are not, you better dine at the Fishing Village in Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park. With its Taste Cavite menu, you can already sample famous Cavite dishes and delicacies without having to travel around the province.
One of the delicacies you should try here is the Tahong Chips (P200). It is deep-fried, crisp mussels chips made of flour, spices, and salt.
There’s also Fried Lawlaw (P300) from Cavite City. Its name may sound so funny but these crispy tiny fish fillet are not easy to make.
Mutya ng Cavite by Sabater (P600) is a true Cavite Cuisine gem. The creamy soup is originally from the old 7 Sisters Restaurant, owned by the Sabater family in Marulas, Kawit. It has mussels, crab, clams, and shrimps.
Adobo ng Imus (P450) is slow-cooked in vinegar, annatto oil, bay leaves, and salt and pepper. Most importantly, it doesn’t have any trace of soy sauce!
Bacalao (P500) is a Spanish-influenced dish. It uses dry-salted labahita or surgeon fish cooked with vegetables, Spanish chorizo, garbanzo, and annatto oil.
Another dish that’s served here is the Calandracas (P200), a popular soup that uses ham hock stock as base and has carrots, potatoes, cabbage, chickpeas, chicken, gizzard, chorizo, and sotanghon. It is seasoned with patis Tanza.
Pancit Kawit (P450) or Pancit Pusit is known for its black noodles. Its secret? Squid ink! This pancit is also topped with squid rings, grated green mangoes, and scallions.
Valenciana (P450) is similar to the Spanish paella with chorizo de Bilbao, chicken and pork. But unlike Paella, it has coconut milk.
Another must-try is Pancit with Puso ng Saging (P450). It is served with thinly sliced puso ng saging (banana blossom) that’s cooked in generous amounts of vinegar. The pickled puso is mixed into the pancit to achieve alternating bites of salty pancit and chewy, sour-sweet puso.
There’s also Afritadang Gulay na may Baboy (P450), a well-known dish in Kawit. The dish is composed of stir-fried vegetables with sweet potatoes, pechay, bell peppers and sautéed pork
Yes, Pancit Malabon (PP450) is also part of the menu. That’s because it originated from Cavite, too. This familiar dish is from General Trias, formerly known as “San Francisco de Malabon”. Pancit Malabon has noodles, shrimps, smoked fish and eggs mixed with shrimp sauce and is topped with chicharon.
Tamales (P300) is available, too. It is a Cavite City native dish with galapong or glutinous rice flour mixed with corn meal, chicken, pork, and salted egg then wrapped in multiple layers ofbanana leaves and steamed.
Taste Cavite menu also includes Kakanin Platter (P300), which includes Kutsinta, Sapin-sapin, Puto and Kalamay.
The “Taste Cavite” menu is available at the Fishing Village in Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and will be served daily beginning December 22.
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is located in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite only 20 minutes away from Mall of Asia. For more information, log on to www.islandcovephil.com, call (046) 434 0210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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