Filipino plate – DADS Kamayan Saisaki

Filipino plate - DADS Kamayan Saisaki
Kalderatang baka (beef stew), pork pukyutan, kuhol sa gata (snails in coconut cream sauce), lumpia, mixed pancit, steamed rice. Buffet
DADS Kamayan Saisaki, Manila PHILIPPINES

Please don’t ask me what’s in a lot of these. I just know how to eat them, not cook them – lol! Even though this plate is like a heart attack about to happen, it was pretty tasty! I didn’t like the snails though. I liked the flavor of the coconut cream sauce, but the snails themselves had a texture that didn’t agree with me. They were tough, black, and a little slimy. I tried eating one and left the rest on my plate.

Lechon de leche - DADS Kamayan Saisaki
Lechon de leche (roasted suckling pig). He looks so cute! 🙂

Sidecar motorcycle taxis
Sidecar motorcycle taxis and jeepney.

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Escargot and mushroom – Bisou

Escargot and mushroom Bisou
Snails in Belgian endive leaves with seasonal mushrooms, tomatoes and bacon cream sauce, topped with frisée.

Bisou, San Francisco

This appetizer has a great combination of light and rich elements.  The bright endive and frisée help to balance out the richer escargot and cream sauce.  I particularly enjoy the use of endives for appetizers.  They provide the perfect bite sized boat to stuff delicious ingredients into!