A “little” pica pica

In the Philippines, pica pica means “something that stimulates your appetite, and makes you want to come back for more“. Like our French apero, but a little more .. energy dense!

In the Philippines, there is no such thing as light or modernist cuisine.

In the Philippines, people take their food portions very seriously. Families love to gather in restaurants, so the portions are usually big. At least to French standards! If you order a rice, expect a plate, not our tiny little portions that are more for decorating than feeding purposes.

It didn’t take long for my son to turn into a real Pinoy 🙂

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“a little side dish” in Abaca restaurant in Ayala 🙂

Bon Appetit!

In response to the WPC on Dense

17 thoughts on “A “little” pica pica

  1. Why oh why did I look at this on an empty stomach? Those fries look soooo delicious. But I can see that over time, all that heavy, fried stuff wold grow tiresome, and I know I would crave the light bites that are so much better for us.

    1. Exactly why Taiwan was such a paradise to me! All the fried stuff replaced with steamed and super tasty vegetables and tofus .. Such a relief 😉

  2. Je comprends parfaitement tes enfants. I was brought up on rice. I need it at least a meal a day. 🙂
    (Et la destination qui commence par H?)
    (Pas beaucoup de pays commencent par H…)
    🙂

    1. Indice: c est pas un pays, c’est la ville. Tu veux la premiere lettre du pays? mais tu vas trouver dans la seconde …

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