Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lunch is served

Filipinos love to eat. We eat a whole lot and we're very proud of our native cuisine. One of the traditional ways in which we serve our food is called binalot, which literally means, wrapped. That's it. No frills, no fuss. Binalot is simply food wrapped in banana leavesItalic. Binalot isn't practiced so much in the city anymore, what with the advent of more conventional ways of serving and storing food. Some speciality restaurants still offer this though, but they're fewer and farther between.

Binalot comes with the usual Filipino fare like adobo, rice (our staple food) and additional sidings of tomatoes and salted egg. I got the daing na bangus, or milkfish marinated in vinegar and garlic. Binalot is eco friendly too! Plus it saves you time washing and drying the dishes. Once you're done, you're good to go.


Kaori said...

Very eco friendly! And it looks good too, yum! Do they wrap the plastic fork/nice in the leaves too?

mia said...

Hi Kaori! Nope they don't usually include the plastic forks and spoons in there. It's just really the food. But for most restaurants, they include forks and spoons for people who order take-out :)