List of Popular Filipino Pulutan – Drinking Beer Appetizer

Filipino is known for being sociable, they always wants to interact with each other especially for young man who always give time to drink some beer with a buddy, In Filipino terminology, we call this barkada (a colloquial term for a friend). Barkada usually meets during Saturday nights for some gimik (fun), they usually hang on their favorite bar within Metro Manila. But for some barkada that cannot afford to expend money for gimik prefer to have fun at home. Here is my list of a popular Filipino pulutan, my list is not only affordable but delicious too.

Adobong Isaw na Manok : It is a chicken small intestine cook in adobo way, it is so affordable as chicken intestine is only Php20.00 / Kg at the market. Clean intestine thoroughly, remove slime inside the intestine by inverting using barbeque stick, wash thoroughly. Boil with 1 cup of water, with salt, vetsin, garlic and let it dry to secrete its own oil to fry. Aside from chicken isaw, chicken intestine can also be use alternately to make crispy chicken skin. Put cook isaw and chicken skin at strainer to drift excess oil. Served with a mixture of vinegar, onion, garlic, salt as a dipping.

Fried Tofu with Tongue meat (pork): I usually prepare this recipe for my husband because pig’s tongue is healthier because for absence of fat. The tongue is being boil for 30 minute and slice diagonally, it served with fried tofu with a dipping of a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, ground pepper and onion.

Spicy Chicken Feet with Black beans: It is a Chinese recipe that my husband loves for pulutan. The chicken feet is fried then sauted with garlic, onion, ginger and black beans. He usually garnish with chill to make recipe spicy, chicken only cost Php 80.00/ kilogram.

Kinilaw na Dilis : kinilaw is a popular Visayan appetizer, I usually use Tuna and Tanigue preparing kilawin but Dilis is the most popular fish for kinilaw because it is so affordable. You have to use fresh dilis because kilawin is not being cooked using heat, instead we just clean fresh deep seafish then soak it on vinegar with garlic, chili, onion, calamansi juice, cucumber (cut into small cubes)and salt. The fish meat is just being cook from the acidity of vinegar.

You don’t have to spend so much money to have fun with a friend, there is a lot of different affordable pulutan that you could always prepare. Enjoy.