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Just out of curiosity, is anyone familiar with both Angeles City area and Baguio area? One of the main reasons I had my sights on the AC area (not necessarily on AC itself,) was the local foods. My best friends wife was from there, and I loved her cooking (except when she went crazy on some of the fish dishes.) When we visited, I loved to foods while I was there (Odobo, Lumpia, Pansit, for examples.) When I read on the local foods in Davao (another city suggested,) I couldn't find any similarities, which is why I moved it way down my personal list. On the other hand, I've been reading on the climate in the Baguio area, and I really like what I've read Again, wouldn't expect to live in Baguio itself (as it is a tourist town,) but close enough to remain in contact with any expat presence, and access the town when I can.

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Those dishes (Adobo, Pancit and Lumpia) are everywhere and not confined to just Angeles City. They are national dishes and i love them too, though Lumpia and Adobo is hardly the healthiest of foods lol.
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I don't know why but I rarely find lumpia, I think it's a conspiracy! Easier for me to get it in the US it seems lol. Hotel restaurant doesn't have it...Filipino restaurant I go to at Mall of Asia doesn't have it, can't catch a break.

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Check out "Chow King" local fast food, it's a regular item on their menu list. Lumpia is sort of pain to make and get right so that could be the reason they don't sell it every where, we sometimes get off the streets by neighbors but they use a vegetable version and its pretty good.

We end up making our own Lumpia but getting someone to ground the pork several times is a pain the grocery stores don't grind their pork well enough for Lumpia or Dim Sum... Monterey Meats does have an already pre-mixed ground up and ready to go sausage and we use that for Lumpia and Dim Sum and the key to great tasting meat or even sausage is in the grind it has to look like mush, my next toy for the kitchen is an electric meat grinder.
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Also, check out the Chooks franchises. Chickens are their main deal but they also sell some good Lumpia. You will find it in markets and as street food too.
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I'll try those places, thanks!

I'm just too spoiled by how good my wife's family lumpia recipe is. I could make a fortune if I knew how to sell it lol. Lost 300 pieces when Hurricane Ike knocked out power in the Midwest for 5 days which really sucked. They're not the usual small tightly rolled type, these are nice and meaty. Vegetable type are great also.

Another thing is hot sauce, must have that on my lumpia and pork bbq. Most restaurants I found don't have it. I shipped a couple big bottles of Frank's Red Hot in my last balikbayan box so I'll have it when I'm back next week!
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Ahh well if you can have it home cooked, what ya worrying about? Wish mine could cook that! Gonna see about finding the recipe and how to do it myself.

I can cook Adobo and Pancit, though my favourite at the moment is Chicken Curry.
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Ahh well if you can have it home cooked, what ya worrying about? Wish mine could cook that! Gonna see about finding the recipe and how to do it myself.

I can cook Adobo and Pancit, though my favourite at the moment is Chicken Curry.

Well like McAlley said it is kind of a pain to make so I like to give her a break

I don't think they really have a recipe, they just throw it all together and somehow its marvelous lol.

I think one factor why its so good is we wrap it raw and just fry it a long time to make sure it's cooked thru, most others cook the ingredients first then wrap.

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Another thing is hot sauce, must have that on my lumpia and pork bbq. Most restaurants I found don't have it. I shipped a couple big bottles of Frank's Red Hot in my last balikbayan box so I'll have it when I'm back next week!
You can't get Frank's Red Hot there? OK, that changes everything!! Guess I'll have to buy a case or two to bring with me.....

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You can't get Frank's Red Hot there? OK, that changes everything!! Guess I'll have to buy a case or two to bring with me.....
I've seen Tabasco and the local Mama Sita hot sauce. Probably have Franks in the major expat stores, never been to the groceries people talk about here that have Western products.
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