Saturday, March 12, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Brunch - Filipino Style

Clockwise from left to right: Buko Pandan Drink, Sinangag (Garlic Fried Rice), Sapin-Sapin Rice Cake, Pandesal, Corned Beef Hash and Embutido

Good day!  We are counting down to St. Patrick's Day on March 17.  St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, has a widely-celebrated feast day in the United States.  Nearly 35 million Americans - almost 11% of the population -  report Irish ancestry.  Even President Barack Obama had some maternal ancestors come to America from the small village of Moneygall, County Offaly, Ireland.*

Our Filipino-Irish-American family will start our St. Patrick's Day celebration with a Filipino brunch featuring Filipino dishes that are comparable to the popular Irish dishes of sheperd's pie and hash. We'll enjoy a refreshing green drink and finish with a dessert of different colors resembling a rainbow - all of which reflect the celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Here is our St. Patrick's Day Brunch menu with links to the recipe for each entree.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Saint. Patrick's Day Brunch

Crisp golden pockets of ground beef, potatoes, carrots and peas slightly sweetened with sugar and raisins

Fragrant and airy golden roll of bread speckled with fine bread crumbs

Fried rice flavored with garlic

Chunky corned beef and potatoes flavored with garlic and onions

Steamed sweet rice cake in five layers of different colors and flavors

A refreshing sweet blend of coconut milk, coconut flesh and gelatin served over ice

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