Upon enrolling in the Fundamental Arts in Culinary Arts last May, I saw the course outline and had been looking forward for the cuisine-focused sessions. And Filipino cuisine is the first one! I’ve been cooking for many years now but I have always limited myself to either Filipino or Korean cuisine. So I’m quite comfortable in cooking Filipino dishes.
Teacher chose to demo the Bibingka Soufflé and boy, did it look so nice! I tasted some too and enjoyed how good it was, yay!
When it was time for our group to choose the dishes to cook, I’m glad that no one chose Chicken Inasal w/ Vegetable Atchara and it became my dish to prepare. While I have cooked many Filipino dishes, Chicken Inasal is something I haven’t tried. I’ve perceived Chicken Inasal a dish that is difficult to prepare and I was right! I don’t think I’ll go through the same process again. I guess, I’ll order takeout if I crave for chicken Inasal in the future. I’m just glad I was able to experience it! Haha!
There was lemongrass in the recipe and I was clueless how to prepare it. I’m relieved when I asked our teacher Chef, she performed a demo on how to chop lemongrass for everyone.
Lots of steps to follow for the Chicken Inasal recipe. We used a blender, a pan, a griller and an oven. It’s too much work 😂
The vegetable atchara on the other hand, was easy to prepare. I’ve always skipped eating it at a restaurant but I’ve learned to appreciate it as I tasted the one I prepared. Apparently, it tasted nice, haha!
What’s great is that you can store it in the refrigerator and it still gotta taste good after a few days!
And here’s the Chicken Inasal w/ Vegetable Atchara I lovingly prepared ❤️
Here’s the complete dishes from our group for the Filipino cuisine session 🇵🇭
- Chicken Inasal with Vegetable Atchara
- Beef Caldereta
- Rellenong Bangus
- Bicol Express with Blanched Yard Bean