Saturday, June 1, 2024

Filipino-style Pork Barbecue from Cucina Balai

Saturday Morning Bliss! Love those weekend mornings for sleeping in, and today was perfect.

After a quick banana breakfast, we strolled across Granville Bridge to Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver for the "Proudly Philippines: Travel and Food Fair" organized by the Philippines Consulate.

My stomach was already rumbling when we arrived, so we made a beeline for Cucina Balai's Pork Barbecue. It came with fluffy rice topped with crispy garlic, a sunny-side-up egg, and a side of atchara (pickled veggies).

Pork Barbecue from Cucina Balai

This barbecue was different from what I expected. It wasn't the sweet and savoury version I'm used to, but rather a soy sauce-based one. It paired surprisingly well with the rice and the tangy atchara.

Pinoy food definitely holds a special place in my heart, and I'm so glad to be enjoying it here.

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