Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Little Spaghetti Talk

Here in the Philippines most of the time, the term spaghetti, automatically means spaghetti in sweet tomato sauce with ground pork and hotdogs. That is the de kahon image that comes into mind whenever someone says "Gusto ko mag-spaghetti!"  Filipino spaghetti is probably a tweaked version of bolognese. Spaghetti is actually the noodle. It is that type of pasta resembling a thin string which is actually its direct translation from the Italian word spaghetto.

Spaghetti is my favorite of all. I had my phase of angel hair pasta which did not last for so long. I also tried some linguine, fettuccine, fusilli, penne, those little bow-shaped ones and so on but I just keep coming back to spaghetti.

I personally like oil based sauce with some sardines or anchovies, half-cooked garlic, basil, and a hint of lemon. I could repeatedly eat it for days.

Aglio Olio with Sardines, EDSA Beverage Design Group in San Juan

Tomato Basil with Grilled Chicken, Dome Cafe in Eastwood

Tomato Basil Spaghetti, Gawad Kalinga's Enchanted Farm in Commonwealth

Pesto, Poco Deli in Kapitolyo
Grilled Chicken Americana, Burgoo at The Podium
(This is technically an angel hair pasta but I had to make an exception for this!)

I do whip up some recipes at home and will try to post them some other time.
Do comment down below if you have any favorite spaghetti place.

Talk to you soon!


  1. How was EDSA BDG? My friends and I are contemplating on having dinner here. Thanks! :)

    1. I would suggest EDSA BDG if you're into trying new drinks (cocktails). It is a perfect spot for after-dinner drinks. They don't offer a wide variety of dishes so I suggest you dine elsewhere first. Again, that's just me. :)

  2. I am also a fan of pasta in all shapes and sizes! Ravioli is my fave but I seldom encounter one that is properly prepared, taste and plating wise. I'm looking forward to reading your pasta adventures in your own kitchen!

    1. I also like ravioli but I haven't tried that much to actually suggest a good restaurant with it! Will definitely share my own recipes soon. Thank you for dropping by!