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Pinoys, Pinays, even Coconuts..Stand UP

raptorfan

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Reading other thread on THE PHILLIPINES, just wanted to know how many of us are on here.

Pinoy, 100% till I die.
 
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raptorfan

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when i bought my house, my parents asked me to bring a bag of rice, some noodles before i moved in for good luck then when they made me get the house blessed, they gave me a last supper made out of wood. typical in any filipino household.
 

oh toro

TRIBE Member
not me, but i was at a wedding and there was spam nigiri "sushi". interesting. spam is the kobe beef of the phillipines!
 

acheron

TRIBE Member
my former supervisor was 'pilapeeno'.. he had an aversion to green vegetables. Only ate meat and veg (that wasn't green). Really good poker player, though.
 
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gasper

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by oh toro
not me, but i was at a wedding and there was spam nigiri "sushi". interesting. spam is the kobe beef of the phillipines!

lol

I hope to be Filippino one day

cook me up somathat tilapia!

;)
 

oh toro

TRIBE Member
they're franchising...

All-Spam restaurant is serious business for the Philippines (11:01 a.m.)

MANILA -- It may sound like a bad comedy sketch but a restaurant specializing in Spam -- the much maligned tinned pork product -- has opened in the Philippines and is doing a roaring trade in variations on pressed meat.

Located at the upscale Ayala Center shopping mall in the financial district of Makati, "Spamjam" has been a rousing success since its soft opening in December and looks to do even better since its formal opening in late February, says managing director Philip Abadilla.

He already been approached with numerous requests to franchise Spamjam. Hormel Foods, the US firm that originally produced Spam, hopes to eventually set up branches in other Spam-eating regions like South Korea and Southeast Asia.

"It only shows that people really like Spam, whether they are at home or outside," Abadilla says.

Located not far from a restaurant offering California nouvelle cuisine, Spamjam is decorated to resemble a moviehouse snack counter to appeal to the mall's cinema crowds.

The menu is definitely one of a kind: there is a Spam hero sandwich, Spam club sandwich, Spam spaghetti, Spam macaroni, Spam potato chowder, bean soup with Spam, Spam Ceasar salad, Spam poppers and Spam meals with rice for the Filipino palate.

The only items not containing Spam are the French fries and the hotdogs, which use Hormel's "Wrangler" brand instead.

Abadilla says the restaurant's menu and decor were all approved by Hormel first. He hopes to introduce even more Spam-oriented dishes but he notes that their biggest seller so far is the "Spamburger," a simple hamburger sandwich using a patty of Spam instead of ground meat.

Spam has spread around the world since it was developed in 1937. It was a source of protein for Allied soldiers in World War II and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was quoted as saying "without Spam, we wouldn't have been able to feed our army."

But Spam has also garnered an unfavorable reputation as a poor substitute for fresh meat, and jokes circulate about Spam being used to repair the soles of shoes.

The biggest insult came when the ubiquitous unsolicated e-mail advertisements that clog the Internet were labelled "spam" -- without the consent of Hormel.

Yet Spam is highly valued in some countries. The Philippines is one of three nations outside the United States that produce Spam, and cans of the product are a staple in any Filipino cupboard.

Ernie Tan, a Filipino migrant to Canada, says that even there, the ethnic Filipino community keeps itself well stocked with Spam.

"Most Filipinos love Spam. It tastes good, even when cold," he says, giving Spamjam high marks for its imaginative use of the product.

A life-long Spam eater, manager Abadilla says he came up with the idea of a Spam restaurant on his own, only to find that Hormel had been considering the same project.

"When I approached them, they decided to let me be the one to launch it," he recalls. He believes his restaurant is a testbed for possible Spam restaurants abroad.

He licensed the name from Hormel, which approves the recipes and presentation, provided some input on quality and supplies the meat -- a lighter uncanned version with less preservatives -- to the restaurant.

Spamjam, named after an annual festival that Hormel holds in its corporate headquarters, will eventually expand the variety of Spam products on its menu, Abadilla says.

The restaurant will hopefully counter the negative connotations that have been attached to the word 'spam' he says.

"We will show the world the opposite: that Spam can be a good thing."

He has heard of the infamous skit by the British comdey troupe Monty Python about a cafe where all the food on the menu contains Spam but he has never seen it.

So don't expect to see men in Viking costumes, singing "Spam, Spam, lovely Spam..." AFP

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blackbeltjones

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Wow...Quezon City here too...do I sense a pattern?

I forget what my street name was but I lived just down the road from Ateneo where I went to school from Grades 1-5.

Ahh...jeepneys, how I took your garish flare for granted:eek:
 

sam

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me = 1/2 Filipino

I have visited at least 12 times in my life, and spent close to a year there when I was very young.

My mom's family lives in a suburb just outside Manilla...

And yes, I miss the Jeepneys, as well as Shakey's pizza and Aristocrat chicken.....(what weird memories stand out from childhood...lol)

Cheers,
*sam*
 

Libradragon

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Originally posted by blackbeltjones

I forget what my street name was but I lived just down the road from Ateneo where I went to school from Grades 1-5.


Ateneo huh? ivy league for filipinos. :D

I went to STC - st. theresa's college. worse two years of my life.

Loved shakeys though! and Jollibee.
 
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graham

Well-Known TRIBEr
you stole my pumpkin idea ! but no, just dutch and protestant irish, if you go back far enough, which I don't.
 

raptorfan

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by sam
me = 1/2 Filipino

And yes, I miss the Jeepneys, as well as Shakey's pizza and Aristocrat chicken.....(what weird memories stand out from childhood...lol)

Cheers,
*sam*

Shakeys pizza is the bomb, also jollybee and goldilocks
 

elektrofunk

TRIBE Member
100% filipino, and aspiring PBA (phillipine basketball association) prospect :).................GO SAM MIGUEL BEERMEN!!! (an actaully pba team...i've got the jersey to prove it...)


been there twice, my parents are from a small town called pitogo in quezon province...been to the motherland 2wice in my life and am looking to make a return this sept while visiting thailand....

sean
 
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