Oct 13, 2011

GT: Funny/Weird Food Name - Poqui Poqui

Picture from VisitPinas
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.

9 comments

  1. hahah...real funny name...droppin by from GT here's mine http://journeyofacapricornian.blogspot.com/2011/10/dinakdakan_12.html

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  2. wow super unique ang name, kinda weird but i'm sure this is a very nutritious dish! happy gt!

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  3. that's a really funny name for a dish! Ilocanos have a handful of funny and interesting food names :)

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  4. My gosh, what a name! Lol! In fairness I like its spelling :) and it looks yummy!

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  5. when we were in vigan i didn't get the chance to eat that. i am no huge fan of eggplants but just looking at the picture makes me think it's worth tasting ^^

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  6. ^This is really delicious, you should taste it when you get back to Vigan. =)

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  7. medyo uninviting daw ang name pero delisyoso haha..

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