Growing up Filipino means your childhood was rife with potentially traumatic family road trips on long weekends and holidays. Maybe what made these horrifying was the prolonged exposure to family members while in an enclosed space. Or maybe it was being forced to wake up before 5 in the morning to go somewhere you had 0 interest in. Maybe it was both.
As you grow older, you’ll soon start to realize that traveling somewhere is an experience that can’t be replaced by anything else. So you start to be grateful to your parents and plan your own trips with friends and family. One important thing to remember is proper planning, and this includes what Filipino food to bring for the long trip.
Let’s face facts: long trips can make someone hungry. Sure there are stop-overs along the way, but there are instances where you feel as if you’re starving and the next one is still too far away. To be prepared for that, here are some ideas for food you can bring with you.
Pork or Chicken Adobo
Pork or chicken Adobo, or maybe even a combination of both, is one of the simplest and the easiest dishes to cook which you can bring on long road trips. Adobo has three main ingredients that you need to remember, and these are garlic, vinegar and soy sauce. These three ingredients were intended to pickle the meat used in the dish, so it won’t spoil easily.
Pork or Beef Steak
This dish is also just like adobo in a way. How are they the same? The cooking method used in preparing this dish. Just like adobo, this dish is simple and easy to prepare. The three main ingredients used to make adobo are also used in this dish, meaning it won’t spoil so easily. If you don’t feel like having adobo, this is another great choice for that long trip.
Pork barbeque is one of the most obvious food choices to bring during road trips. However, they can only be eaten once you’ve reached your destination. Of course, that won’t hinder you from bringing this dish along with you, right? Just remember to marinade the meat beforehand and put it on skewers as well.
All you have to do is to bring a grill and some charcoal along with you during the trip.
Pork or Fish Paksiw
Vinegar, as you may have already known, can help preserve meat or fish; that’s basically the main ingredient you’ll see in pork or fish paksiw.
This dish is similar to adobo as well as pork and beef steak, in a way; however, the cooking style is a bit different. Instead of using garlic and soy sauce, only vinegar remains as a main ingredient. As you should also know, paksiw means meat or fish stewed in vinegar. Thus, this dish won’t spoil easily – and that’s perfect for long road trips.
There you have it, these are just some of the Filipino food recipes you can bring along with you during long road trips. Just don’t forget to bring a ton of cooked rice with you as well; all these dishes all go well with rice.