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M.I.Y.O Monday: What’s The Fattiest, Most Decadent Food You Enjoy Eating?

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These are the foods that are so good because they’re so bad for you.

Note: M.I.Y.O. Monday stands for Make It Your Own Monday, a question thrown out to DCF readers every Monday to jumpstart the week with lively interaction. I also welcome questions and suggestions for future MIYO Mondays. Email me.

I love fat and god, it sounds so wrong but tastes so good. I love Mey Lin’s Pata Tim, an entire pork knuckle braised to painful tenderness soused in an anise-spiked, lip-sticking sauce. My knees buckle at the sight of belly, beef or pork, some of the proudest specimens in this class being Cirkulo’s Beef Belly, Nomama’s Twice Cooked Pork Belly Teriyaki , and Gina Lopez’s Bekon. I still daydream about the sheets of lardo on beds of bruschetta that I nibbled on when I was in Italy recently. And from last week’s post, you know that I adore bone marrow. Of course when it comes to my favorite food in the world – steak – there’s no stopping me from chewing the fat, literally.

I’m not going to get into the evils of fat or how severely fat has been maligned or misunderstood. If you’re looking for evidence on how to live a guilt-free, read: flavorless life, then you’ve come to this blog by accident. But no worries, I’ll transform you soon enough. Dessert Comes First is a blog that shamelessly celebrates food and sweets so having said that, tell me people:

What’s the fattiest, most decadent food you enjoy eating?
(And come on, don’t be shy, you can work it off later).

22 Responses to “M.I.Y.O Monday: What’s The Fattiest, Most Decadent Food You Enjoy Eating?”

  • 1. Iberian Chicken (swimming in olive oil, garlic and its own fat)
    2. That steak you recommended from Bugsy’s ;)
    3. Peking duck
    4. lechon & all dishes stemming from it (sisig, dinuguan, paksiw, sinigang…)
    5. adobo, when the pork fat is rendered to that melt-in-your-mouth point :D

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  • Bone marrow and steak fat also.
    Corn smothered in butter and salt.

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  • Oh my gosh, there are so many:
    1. Our helper’s lechon kawali doused in Mang Tomas Lechon Sauce.
    2. Gigi’s Cupcakes (the whole box of 12- haha! but not all in one sitting naman)
    3. A pint of Salted Caramel Icecream from Fog City Creamery
    4. Lusso’s Mac and Cheese
    5. Cibo Potato Chips drizzled with Truffle oil

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  • When I was younger and a few kilos leaner, mom used to fry pork fat until all of its fat comes out and the skin turns brown and crispy. Then the oil and crispy stuffs are placed in a bottle to solidify into a white paste with pork crispies in it. When eating saluyot, the slimy veggie, we put a spoonful of our “lard crispies” into hot rice.

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  • 1. wrapped peking duck with the works
    2. bulalo steak
    3. lechon sisig
    4. sauteed crabs in aligue sauce
    starting Monday with your post – very bad! lol… :D

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  • I may sound weird saying this- but I’ve never been a fan of fatty things like liempo, lechon, pata, sisig…and can only handle small bites of marrow or foie…I think for me something decadent would be:
    1. Lapid’s Chicharon without laman
    2. Platter of Spanish old cuts
    3. McDonald’s fries (or any fries I guess)
    4. Adobong Mani
    5. Peking Duck! ;D

    :)

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  • Definitely Mandarin Oriental’s Foie Gras Terrine paired with Beurre d’Isigny.

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  • Just thought of something else…CHICKEN WINGS! ;D

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  • If I lived in a world where calories don’t exist and eating mindlessly wouldn’t equate to weight gain, I would choose to feast on nuts and chocolates. Yes they’re fatty; and definitely decadent when eaten in oh so abundant, glorious amounts. Chocolate covered almonds, fig and pecan tarts, glazed walnuts, ritter sports’ white chocolate macadamia, walnut/cashew laden brownies, ferrero rocher chocolates..oh and how can I forget, chunky PEANUT butter! I’d say that peanut butter is a food class on its own and surely one decadent, fatty food that’s worth the flabs ;)

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  • Guanciale and crispy pata!

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  • Manila-Q’s bagwang. So yummy with garlic rice & sunny side up. *drools* :D

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  • 1) STEAK with fat sliced and cooked with buttered rice
    2) LECHON
    3) WHIPPED BUTTER with SUGAR !

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  • Everything on my list has been mentioned, except for chicken skin chicharon. There were weekends in my childhood when my mom would buy chicken skin by the kilo and deep fry the darn thing. If I remember right, they would splash the oil with water, too, supposedly, to keep the crunch (?).

    Eaten with classic sawsawan of vinegar, chilli, soy sauce.

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  • Chicharong Bulaklak dipped in spicy vinegar! :-)

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  • Bagnet Pizza from Red Garlic. The combination of alamang, mozzarella and crunchy bagnet is just awesomely heart attack-inducing.

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  • Here’s something I’ve tried recently that I absolutely cannot get enough of: A crostini topped with uni, enoki mushroom puree, and LARDO. So worth it.

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  • My own version of lechon (turbo) I boil the liempo in lots of rock salt, till really soft, cool and freeze for 3 days then put I the turbo with ice. This guarrantees crispiness outside but soft nd juicy inside and less oil.
    I also love my own version of fried pork adobo.

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  • bacon. bacon. and more bacon.

    and the bacon fat used in everything from fried rice to french toast. yum!

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  • Nilagang Baka with Bulalo (bone marrow). i would feast on the beef yellow fat and the oozing soft sinful bone marrow. with patis and calamansi, i can eat 3 cups of rice in one sitting. those were the days…

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  • Foie Gras. No guilt. Just ultimate pleasure :)

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  • seared foie gras! and crunchy belly from carlo’s kitchen!

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  • chicharon bulaklak. no vinegar, but i like soy sauce, calamansi and bird’s eye chili. :P

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