Filipino

Filipino Street Food, for Your Weeknight Chicken Dinner

January 14, 2016

If you've ever visited the Philippines, you'll remember the roast chicken—or at least the smell of it. From the rotisserie birds that line the streets wafts lemongrass! Fish sauce! Garlic! Chile oil! Usually eaten for dinner or as a drinking food (they're doing it right), Lechon Manok is everything you could ever want street-cart chicken to be.

Photo by Bobbi Lin

This version, created by Dax Phillips, is a weeknight-friendly version of the street food. It has all the delicious and aromatic spices—but instead of the outdoor spit over hot coals, or the banana-leaf wrap, it simply gets slid into the oven. No passport required, either.

Have you ever tried Lechon Manok? Tell us in the comments below!

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1 Comment

Alex E. January 17, 2016
Heaven. Seriously. Best meal I've made in a while.