This month we are visiting the island country of Philippines for Food of the World event. Filipino food has many influences from Spanish, Chinese and other Asian cuisines that have been adapted to local ingredients and the Filipino palate to create distinctively Filipino dishes. Some popular Filipino dishes include adobo, pancit, lumpia, halo-halo and this kare-kare.
Kare-Kare is a stew usually made with meat or seafood and is cooked in a thick savory peanut sauce. Vegetables like eggplant, cabbage or other greens are also added. I made this completely vegan with just vegetables. Next time I make it I plan on adding some tofu to make it a complete dish.
Filipino dishes are quite mild compared to Indian dishes but I couldn’t stop myself from adding some red chili powder and some spices to make it suitable for my taste. This is a hearty, creamy and delicious stew with simple flavors. Serve it over rice for a yummy meal.