September 12, 2010

Omnomnom

Of course, I cannot write about Buddy's restaurant without showing you the food that Lucban is best known for: pancit habhab and Lucban longganisa (which, in the unique and highly recognizable Tagalog dialect of Lucban, is pronounced langgonisa). Two things distinguish Lucban's sausage from those of other provinces: its heavy use of garlic and the fact that the pork is not ground as finely. In fact, it is almost a disappointment if a piece does not have chunks of fat. The best way to cook it is to fry it in its own fat until it is tostado (toasted). Crunchy Lucban longganisa is one of my comfort foods and always brings me back to childhood summers spent in Lucban. I'm half Lucbanin, though I've lost my accent—and the use of peculiarly Lucbanin words—ages ago. And just a special note to Francisca: I had my first sip of lambanog on my 8th birthday!

pancit habhab and Lucban longganisa

19 comments:

bfarr said...

This all looks really tasty and the green plate adds a little something too.

Lily Hydrangea said...

you certainly know how to eat Miss Hilda. I bet it was yummy.

☺lani☺ said...

I'm missing those food specially pancit habhab. My mom was born in Lucban but grew up in Lucena.

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Randy said...

This looks wonderful Hilda!

Reena said...

i was in lucban last friday! :) sarap ng foods nila.

gogouci said...

Oh my, what a beautiful feast. Where's my plate?

Rob and Mandy said...

Wait, I'm coming!! Looks seriously good! I grew up in the Alsace part of France, and my idea of comfort food are some of our local sausages as well. But I love the catalan longanissa as well!

Olivier said...

bientôt midi, cela m'ouvre l’appétit, super

ina said...

hilda! you're from quezon too! taga-tiaong ga ako! :)

George said...

You're making me hungry!

traveller said...

Now I really want to go

Dina said...

Interesting to think about how one can lose their accent.

VP said...

This kind of posts are always interesting...

clairebakescakes said...

Hilda, My mouth was watering so early this morning. I had to get up and made some sausage for breakfast. LOL!

arabesque said...

yummy, yummy! wait did i say yummy!!! ^0^
i'll definitely have to try it sometime.

Francisca said...

OMG! 8!? I was probably given wine as a child, but lambanog!? That stuff is lethal! :-D I'm shy to tell you I am not a longganisa fan, but the pansit look yum.

James Mark said...

Yummy, yummy (Eng); miam, miam (Fr). The colours are great.

Misalyn said...

super yummy! paborito ko lahat :)

Mallari said...

That Pancit Hab-hab is awesome! As well as the Longganisa! Some of my favorites as well =)