Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno (roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo and peas), Tito Greg’s Kare-Kare (oxtail and tripe stew in a peanut-based sauce served with steamed vegetables and Romulo Café’s house bagoong) and the list went on and on.
Alessandra Romulo Squillantini, granddaughter of the late statesman Carlos P. Romulo and her husband Enzo Squillantini graciously shared family recipes that date back several generations at a cooking demonstration at The Maya Kitchen recently.
Put on your apron and try and re-create the family’s heirloom recipes along with Ginataang Sigarilyas with Tinapa (winged beans cooked in coconut milk and topped with smoked tinapa); Adobong Manok sa Gata (boneless chicken cooked adobo style with coconut milk); and Tropical Turon (pineapple filled and served with calamansi sherbet with lemon sauce).
Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno
(roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo, and peas)