Friday, December 3, 2010

Tinuktok at Cafe Juanita

@ mirandablue
In Ilonggo, "tinuktok" translates to diced, chopped, ground---tinuktok na baboy means ground pork.  So I got curious what's diced or chopped in Tinuktok, and was delighted at the aesthetic appeal of the dish when it was served.  It looks like stacked suman.  It's actually crab meat wrapped in taro (gabi) leaves and cooked in coconut milk, and topped with coconut cream with crab fat.  The crab meat was mildly spiced, and the flavor of crab fat was not overwhelming.  Imagine the richness of the sauce!  It's a lot like Laing with a twist. But I wish there were more crab meat.:p

This was one of the dishes we had for dinner last Friday at Cafe Juanita-at the Fort located in Burgos Circle, the newest dining hotspot.

@ mirandablue


Posted for Food Friday and Food Trip Friday

17 comments:

maiylah said...

i think i can eat more than a cup of rice with that dish! ang sarap tingnan! :)

mirage2g said...

at first I thought it
s chocolate being all black...then when you describe it naging laing nga ang hitsura...would love this especially because of the crab meat! love the presentation too!

P.S. i forgot to mention the high-ceiling, sasabihin ko nga dapat...happy eating Luna! ;) it's the weekend naman eh hehe

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

Galing naman ng pangalan ng pagkain na yan, pero mukhang maanghang. :)

imriz said...

kabilib tlg how one prepare food aesthetically, tlgang they do charm our eyes first ska plang ang ating palate...

http://iamclarizze.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/ftf-sizzling-left-over-pork-chops/

momgen said...

That is an interesting delicacy...

Mine is here

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! I'll order that kapag napadpad ako ng cafe Juanita. Matagal ko na ding gusto pumunta doon eh..

Madz said...

Thanks for the detailed explanation. I never would have thought that's crab meat, it kinda looks like a dessert of some sort but the sili would look out of place. Haha. :)

Clarissa said...

Kakaibang presentation ng food--I love to challenge foods that is new to me. Interesting!

Enjoy your weekend,LM!^_^

ladyfi said...

Enjoy!

MommyLES said...

sa unang tingin parang cake lang, hehe, mukhang masarap gusto ko tong matikman minsan.

Noobfoodie

lui said...

now that's what I would call 'mouthwatering'!

Khmer Curry Noodle

☺lani☺ said...

Interesting! I never seen or heard about this. Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy Weekend!

chubskulit said...

Sumptuous! Namiss ko tuloy ang bicol hehehe.

Spice Up Your Life

Cheerful said...

wow, picture pa lang busog na ako...mukhang ang sarap-sarap...mapapadami po ang rice ko nito, hehehe! happy friday! :)

Photo Cache said...

interesting, first time to hear this dish. mukhang masarap.

nuts said...

tinuktok? wow, dami ko nalalaman, me ganito pala name na food.. looks very yummmy.

witsandnuts said...

Yummy! I miss that. There was a time that I ate that almost everyday during one of my visits to Bicol.