Oct 13, 2011

GT: Funny/Weird Food Name - Poqui Poqui

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In December 2008, we visited a friends ancestral house in Vigan, Ilocos Sur and that friends' relatives served us different Ilocano specialty dishes like Vigan longganisa, empanada, kilawing balat ng baka, etc. I can say that all of them are delicious. One of the dishes that caught my attention while we were eating breakfast was this sauteed grilled eggplant with onions, tomatoes and egg. The lady who served the dish told me. "Do you know the name of that dish?" I said, "I have no idea." Then she answered, "We call it Poqui Poqui." I really laughed about the name because I was little bit green-minded that time. But it was really delicious. I ate a lot of rice because of it since this dish is good pair with rice. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take a picture of it that time. So I just Googled it so you can see what it looks like.

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