Lutong Cavite was started in January 2010 as a blogsite with the primary vision of preserving and sharing traditional Caviteñean food and cooking. The blog also contains bits and info about Cavite City, its people,
Honey Garlic Chicken Wings is crispy fried wings get tossed in honey garlic sauce just before serving.
Rub: 2 tsps salt ½ tsp ground black pepper flour 12 large chicken wings, each about 6 ounces, wing tips removed
Sauce: 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup water 5 tbsps honey 1/8 soy sauce 1 tbsps cornstarch 1/3 cup water
Procedures: Pat the wings dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Deep fry twice.
Mix together the brown sugar, garlic, water, honey, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Whisk together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir into the sauce mixture until thickened; pour over the chicken wings to coat. Serve immediately.
Chin Chao is brown unsweetened kutsinta/tikoy like sliced into cubes and white pancit like thick noodles both made or rice and glutinous rice flour. It is serve in a cold drink together with sago, gulaman, arnibal and shaved ice. Others add coconut milk and pinipig.
Slice the kutsinta like chin chao into small bite size pieces.
It was last April 6-7 when there was a free trip to Corregidor aboard navy ship BRP Bacolod City - LS 550. It was a yearly intended for veterans and families trip in celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan. Missed the trip last year since I was late for registration and was about to miss it again this year since the list was already closed when I inquired. Luckily some last minute backout and I was able to make it. My lolo is a former veterans and he even had pension via PVAO. I didn’t know there are associations all over the country for daughters and sons who are mainly composition of the trip. And according to them even grandsons and granddaughters can join.
BRP Bacolod City - LS 550
Arrived at the Sangley Point docking area around 6 pm and it was jam packed with people. The ship sailed at 2 pm. 8 hours waiting time.
We arrived before 6 am but it was around 7 am when the ship was opened. I almost took an hour before the ship was finally positioned, tied and everything by the crew.
Corregidor Island locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. The island is under the jurisdiction of Cavite City in the province of Cavite. It is a historical site to commemorate Philippine history and pay respect to the brave Filipino and American soldiers
The tadpole-shaped island, with its tail running eastward, is about 6.5 km (4.0 mi) long, about 2.0 km (1.2 mi) wide at its widest with a total land area of about 900 hectares (2,200 acres). The island is divided into four sections: Tailside, Bottomside, Middleside and Topside. The highest elevation is at 180 m (590 ft) on the Topside.
Didn’t ride the standby tram vehicle on the island like majority of the people in the ship which is after the program for the veteran's celebration. Found out later Tourism Secretary Romulo was there. Too bad I missed it I want to see her in person. Others who joined are after to go swimming at the beach.
We were negotiating for a bus tour to which a guy in black riding a motor gamely obliged. But after few minutes of forming a group of 19 persons he was nowhere. When he came back to our surprised told us there was another group who rented it. It was my friends in AHP. I could have joined them upon the invitation but what about the other group of disappointed peeps I organized. So ended up not joining and touring the Corregidor Inn to which I forgot to take a photo lol, the church and the beach area.
The inside of the San Jose Church
Sandwiched between the South and North Dock, hidden behind trees is this small eerie looking church. This church served Barrio San Jose residents in Corregidor during the pre-war times, then later on by the soldiers stationed at the island as the Second World War rolled into the Pacific.
This is supposedly the third reincarnation of the chapel. It’s now made of concrete as opposed to the wooden structure it was before.
There are jelly fishes that day and one child we are with at the ship got stung that she is crying loudly in pain.
A military helicopter nearby on which guests are taking photos at.
Lunch time we went to one the small food shops and ordered mushroom tocilog to which I forgot again to take a photo. It was yummy. Also bought some pasalubong. Since it was still 2 pm to go back to the ship someone in the canteen organized a bus tour. For the second time we were expecting but after the driver excused himself he will just eat lunch he didn’t came back. So we went to the ship without seeing the whole of the island. A few minutes inside the ship it was announced it will depart at 4 pm. Oh my more than 3 hours of waiting. One of the two ladies we slept beside that night who toured the place before decided to tour the island and get a vehicle. For the 3rd time we got excited.
Finally we were able to board a bus in our 3rd attempt even we only went around 5-10 minutes per historical places.
Historic site with WWII-era mortars
Remains of an artillery battery comprising 4 12-inch mortars used to defend the island in the 1940s.
Home of the largest military gun in Corregidor Island.
The 12-inch gun could fire 1000-pound projectiles, at a range as far as 17 miles or 7.4
Middle Side Barracks
Ruined concrete military quarters that were destroyed by Japanese bombers in 1941.
Ingredients: 4 cups cooked mashed potatoes 1 can tuna 1/2 Tbsp chopped onion 3 eggs salt, pepper corn starch if necessary Procedure: Mix potatoes, tuna, egg yolks and seasonings. Beat egg whites for 5 minutes and add to mixture make balls (ping pong ball sized) and fry in hot oil.
Pancit de Choca or Pancit Pusit. It it like combination of Adobong Pusit and Pancit. This dish is also known as Pansit Choco En Su Tinta. The Pansit Pusit is rice noodles with rich squid ink sauce, topped with vegetables, crushed chicharon, squid rings, and kamias slices.
Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
Procedure: In a skillet, saute garlic and onion. Cook till garlic is brown and onion is transparent. Add the annatto water. Dissolve the cornstarch in the shrimp juice and add to the mixture. Simmer over moderate heat until the mixture is thick. Season with patis (fish sauce) and pepper. Turn off the heat and set aside.
Pour or mix sauce and noodles. Garnish with chicharon, smoked fish flakes, shrimps and green onions. Serve with calamansi.
Shrimp Juice: Saute shrimp heads in butter until orange pour enough water. Add bay leaves. Salt and pepper to taste and boil until water is reduced to half.