|Claude Tayag for 7 Eleven's Linanam Creations|
I've always been a fan of Claude Tayag, both as a chef-writer/columnist and also as a painter. So imagine my surprise when I learned that he has partnered with 7-Eleven, one of my favorite brands to create Linamnam dishes that are purely Filipino.
It is perfect for those times when you're on the go and don't have ample time to cook anymore. Starting at P95, choose from the 4-set line of single-serve, heat-to-eat packs: Batchoy, Palabok, Sinampalukang Manok, and Bicol Express.
|Sinampalukang Manok from 7 Eleven|
The Philippines offer numerous culinary dishes, the most popular would probably be Adobo. But in such a busy world, it's nice to know you can always have a viand like Sinampalukang Manok and Batchoy--these are perfect during rainy season or during those times when there is bed weather. Both are comforting dishes that makes you feel like home.
Sinampalukang Manok is similar to sinigang because it also has a sour soup with vegetables, tamarind leaves and of course, chicken.
There are two kinds of batchoy--Batchoy Tagalog and Batchoy from Iloilo. My first encounter with batchoy Iloilo was in 2014 in La Paz market. Bathoy Tagalog is similar to Tinola except that it has pork and pork liver instead of chicken. Served piping hot, Batchoy is a local delicacy in Iloilo and it has warmed tummies of Ilonggos since time immemorial. But Batchoy is still loved by many with its Miki, pork organs, beef loin dunked in simmering caldo [broth] and sprinkled with crushed pork cracklings or chicharon. It feels good to know that with 7-Eleven's latest offering, a bowl of Batchoy is readily available anytime you need it.
Who doesn't love Bicol Express? Bicol Express is the ultimate comfort food! With pork cubes cooked in coconut milk and chili peppers. It's a rich creamy and spicy delicious dish. If you love spicy foods, you will definitely enjoy this. It is indeed a must-try. With 7-Eleven's Bicol Express with rice, you could never go wrong! This is my favorite among the latest Linamnam dishes from 7-Eleven.
Lastly, Palabok is a pancit or noodle dish and is a popular merienda [snack]. It has pork and shrimp that is flavorful and saucy. Palabok is made of rice noodles with thick yellow-orange sauce and toppings like shrimps, smoked fish flakes, pork chicharron, hard-boiled eggs, spring onions, fried garlic, and sometimes even topped with seafood like squid.
7-Eleven's Chef Creations by Linamnam are now available in select Luzon 7-Eleven branches. So, what are you waiting for? Check them out now!
Disclaimer: I am not compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are my own.