Fairfax Inn Restaurant – Filipino Menu
Solita’s Philippine Menu features the popular breakfast dishes of her youth including fried rice, longganiza (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls).
In 2008, Solita introduced her new Filipino Menu. The Menu features classic entrees from her homeland in Pampanga, a region of the Philippines known for its recipes and ethnic cooking. The Province of Pampanga is the culinary capital of the Philippines. Although Filipino food is one of complexity with its varied origins of Malay, Chinese and Spanish. The cooking methods are rather simple. They include boiling (nilaga), grilling (ihaw), roasting and steaming (halabos). These special cooking methods have been developed in Philippine culture over decades and form the very basis of the modern-day demand of healthy cooking.
The Philippines is one of the great melting pots of the world. The unique mix of Malay, Polynesian, Hispanic, and a recent touch of American culture, combined with some Chinese influence, results in a delightful environment and history — and a tasty and unique cuisine.
Philippine (Filipino) food incorporates many tasty combinations of sweet, sour, spicy and salty. Dishes also incorporate many tropical flavors such as coconut and tropical fruits. Sound delicious? It is!
East Merges With The West
Filipino food is one of those rare combinations blending the best of East and West. Filipino food dishes often incorporate pork, chicken and fish with a particular treat being Lechon, or roasted pig with local touches, such as a pineapple sauce used to flavor pork dishes, or a sour tamarind stew called Sinigang. Chinese influence is evident in the many noodle dishes, and in Lumpia, which is a tasty version of the classic Asian spring roll.