Cycle 5 – Item 51
25 (Tue) February 2014
Inihaw na Bangus
-Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines-
Try Every Restaurant in Robinsons Place (22) (see also TERRP)
I’ve been to Mangan before. 3 years ago, it was where I had my 3rd and final dinner on my 1st trip to the Philippines. Funny, in that prior post, I complain that I was forced to eat all 3 meals in the mall.
Actually, I’m kinda beginning to feel the same way this time around. Though at just over the halfway mark for the 1st floor, 19 of 37 restaurants, I feel like I’ve been at it forever, and yet I still have so much to go – and that’s not counting the 3 additional floors upstairs. Another problem is that, because I didn’t plan things early on, I’ve already gone through most of the good places, leaving behind mostly fast food or short order options. And I’m at a point where I want to start exploring the city and experiment with the food out there, but I’m chained to the mall because of TERRP. But I’ll finish what I started.
Bangus is a milkfish. Rutho mylescus. In the Philippines, it’s the (unofficial) national fish. Scaled and extremely bony. Texture is white and flaky, like trout. Taste is somewhat fishy, like mackerel.
Inihaw na Bangus is a Filipino dish. Consists of bangus, stuffed with tomatoes and onions and seasonings. Grilled, traditionally over coals (“inihaw”).
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN PHILIPPINES)