Lunch for week 46 – Kamppi
Mon-Sat 12.11 – 17.11
Lunch is served 11-15 in Kampin Kortteli.
Chicken breast, coconut meat, ginger, lemon grass, leeks, paksoy, rice/salad
Choy sum, haricot, kale, sesame soy sauce, ©Jalotofu, rice noodles
Deep-fried pork neck, stir fried vegetables, sesame-soy sauce, rice/salad
Slowly cooked Finn Angus beef in spiced soy sauce, mung bean sprouts, leeks, pickled cucumber, rice/salad
Pan fried salmon, green vegetables, sweet and spicy soy sauce, rice/salad
Filipino food for lunch?
We’ve heard you asking: What is Filipino food?
One way we’ve heard it explained is that Filipino food is pretty much a roll call of who’s invaded our country: we had Malay sultans and slavers coming from the South bringing their curries and ingredients; we had Chinese traders and pirates coming from the west bringing noodles, pastries and dumplings; then out of nowhere the Spanish and Mexicans colonised us for a few hundred years introducing all kinds of spices and cooking styles; and finally, the Americans turned up late to the party and gave us hot dogs and Spam.
First fusion cuisine in the world
Filipino food can quite rightly be described as the first fusion cuisine in the world – that’s what makes it so unique and interesting. Nowhere else in the world will you find a dish using Southeast Asian produce, flavored with Chinese ingredients yet carrying a Spanish name.
Just like the humble adobo, the national dish of the Philippines. A wonderfully characterful dish full of flavor, it combines palm vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper and other little twists under a Spanish name that quite simply translates as ‘marinade’. Adobo is a truly Filipino dish.
We love to share
Our food is a reflection of our complex and varied history as a trading hub between East and West, but it’s not just that – it is born out of the Filipino desire to share, share and share even more. If you ever do make it to Philippines, you will find yourself assaulted on every street corner by tasty snacks, and stuffed to the gills at every meal by the heartiest dishes that will just keep coming until you can eat no more.
Join us for lunch
We want to share the Filipino food experience with you. So come share a delicious lunch with us in Kamppi Kortteli. Just be prepared to come with an appetite!