Monday, July 19, 2010

Insarabasab ... aysus, naimas!

How can ordinary pork shoulder, roasted over charcoal, chopped into inch long pieces and mixed with some calamansi juice, sliced onions, chopped garlic, ginger and a bit of siling labuyo and a dash of sukang iloko taste so good? 
Aysus, insarabasab pala!
Eaten with rice or taken as pulutan with beer, insarabasab is quintessentially Ilokano
Simple and basic but oh so good.
Insarabasab can be found in just about every carinderia or market eatery in Ilokos.
The smaller the place, the better the meal.
They say the insarabasab at Dawang's in San Nicolas is the best but I have never been able 
to make it there early enough to snag a plate.
I took this photo of insarabasab at Saramsam -- a terrific restaurant in Laoag City, right across the old Texicano Hotel.
It serves very good Ilokano food and riffs on typical Ilokano dishes like pinakbet pizza but that is a subject for another post.

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