Seafood City “Buchi” (Sesame Ball)… it’s like a deep-fried hollow mochi ball stuffed with Azuki bean paste (or something like that)
Pancit (enough to feed a Filipino army!), with the broth made from the dripping of the chopped Crispy Pata!
So hey Pomai, what ya’ got there for lunch? “Oh, just my usual: Corn on the Cob and Balut…” lol
Grill City BBQ Chicken and BBQ Beef Sticks
Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)… my fave!
Pinakbet (a Patis-flavored bitter melon “Ampalaya” dish that’s up there next to Dinuguan as my top Filipino faves… no wonder da’ buggah stay almost wipe out!)
“Slabs” of Crispy Pata (hey you, wipe the drool off your keyboard lol)
Chicken Balut… eat it like you mean it!
Setting up Lechon (all pork belly!) “por dee pie-err” (for the fire)
Uncle Dick’s Lechon, Crispy Pata and Pancit plate
That “stuff” is a combination of various beans, de-cased Longanisa sausage and a fresh local egg, placed within a flavored flour wrapper, then “dip-pride” (deep-fried)… I didn’t try it, but you KNOW that’s gotta’ be masarap-sarap, as was the feedback from others there who did!
These are Ilocano Empenada are the kinda’ “dishes” I want on my kitchen sink rack!
Mrs. Hawaii Filipina 2016 Jane Caballero Clement, Honolulu City & County Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Pomai Souza of The Tasty Island
Scenes from the Filipino Fiesta Waikiki Parade on Kalakaua Avenue that started in the morning….
As you can tell, I had a FANTASTIC TIME at the 2016 Filipino Fiesta. Everyone was so nice, inviting me to sample their Filipino grindz, hang out in your booths and chat as if I were part of the family, and just, wow. You Filipino folks ROCK!