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Foodie's Adventures down The Rabbit Hole

You won't find any rabbit with a pocket watch running around nor you fall down a hole into a room with many locked doors of all sizes.

And this is not a rabbit stew but Ossobuco - a specialty from Milan, Italy of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. Ossobuco is Italian for "bone with a hole" referring to the marrow hole at the center of the shank (from Wikipedia)

It is among the many specialties of The Rabbit Hole located at Goldberry Lite Hotel along Mapa Street in Iloilo City. And between the hotel and the restaurant is a small opening that makes one literally pass through a "rabbit-hole".

A restaurant, cafe and bar in one, The Rabbit Hole Iloilo also serves as the main dining outlets of the hotel specializing in Filipino and fusion cuisine. 

Here's an appetizing glimpse of some of its best-sellers.

Chicken Sotanghon

It's been a while since the last I made a sotanghon recipe so I volunteered to make one during a simple birthday lunch. I love making sotanghin guisado one using shredded chicken with lots of ground pepper. And cooking one is just very simple and this recipe can be used in making either a dry pancit sotanghin guisado or a soup version.
Here's the simple recipe for making Chicken Sotanghon

La Lola spreads happiness in Iloilo - one churro at a time!

They're crisp in the outside yet soft inside. You can eat them plain,  dusted or dipped and have them  many other ways.

And if you are looking for your churro heaven... Welcome to Churreria La Lola!

La Lola Mania!
Located at the newly-opened Festive Walk Mall at the Iloilo Business Park, this is paradise for churro lovers! 

Starting out in the foodcourt of Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Makati in December of 2014,
Churreria La Lola now has 17 branches across the country.


I really find the name of this dish funny when I was a kid. It sound nonsense then but now when I hear "hototay", my stomach grumbles upon anticipation of this delicious .meat and vegetable dish soup. Though recipes may differ from restaurants to households - it still is one Chinese dish that satisfies hungry Filipinos. 

Here's a simple recipe for Hototay

Linugaw / Ginat-an

Linugaw (ginata-ang halo-halo/bilo-bilo) is a staple during meryenda in the province. Though it knows no specific occasion, it is always highlighted during All Souls Day at home. But Undas or not, ginata-ang halo-halo is a delicious treat.

Here's a simple recipe of making Linugaw

Pinamalhan na Bangus

One of the easiest yet delectable is cooking it paksiw Ilonggo-style called pinamalhan. It is rooted from the Hiligaynon word "mala" meaning dry. But most of the time, we tend to leave a better portion of the sauce as sabaw thus making the recipe an adobo-like paksiw rather than a paksiw-made-dry, to which pinamalhan got it's name. Namit gid!

Here's a simple recipe for Pinamalhan nga Bangus.