I enjoy Cajun and New Orleans Cuisine as much as I enjoy Mexican Cuisine. Probably more so.
The only ingredient I have not found in Bacolod to make Cajun and New Orleans dishes is File Powder. Never saw it here, no, not once.
We had not been to Lopues Mandalagan Supermarket in awhile, so we dropped by there yesterday. They still have a variety of Imported Food Products.
Campbell’s Grilled Chicken and Sausage Gumbo for P200 per 18 oz can was the find of the day. I prefer making my own dishes from scratch but having a can of something good always comes in handy.
Bob’s Deli sells Creole Seasoning for P150 per large container. Cajun Marinade, McCormick brand, is readily available in the major supermarkets in Bacolod, less than P50 per package. Cajun BBQ is a type of Southern BBQ and is always good to me.
Andouille Sausage can be bought at Bob’s Deli and at Robinsons Supermarket in Robinsons Place Mall but not year round.
Many Cajuns eat Rice during their main meals, so Cajun Cuisine fits right in the Philippines! However, most always with Gravy on Cajun Rice and not a side dish of plain white Rice. Rice is incorporated in a number of Cajun dishes.
I make Dirty Rice, using Chicken Livers and Chicken Gizzards. A one pot Rice dish.
Jambalaya! It is a Rice dish but the sky is the limit as to what you put in this wonderful dish. EZ to make. The feature photo of this article is Jambalaya.
A Po Boy is a great Sandwich anytime for me. I especially like making a Fish Po Boy, garnished with Cole Slaw. Oyster Po Boy is great, too.
Cornbread is a staple in Cajun and New Orleans Cuisine. We make Cornbread often. Fried Corn Bread and Cornbread Muffins.
One Restaurant I would like to see in our area is Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Love that Chicken from Popeyes. Best restaurant Chicken in my book, among chain restaurants. Olde Dixie Fried Chicken in Orlando.Florida is also tops but they are not a chain store.
Now, if only Dixie Beer from New Orleans would turn up in Bacolod!
Laissez les bon temps rouler! Cajun for…Let the Good Time Roll!
I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.
~ Gary ~