Chef JP Anglo, surfer, chef and co-owner of Sarsa restaurant and Kafé Batwan spends his Christmas Eve with his parents, two sisters and their families. “It’s the only time I cook for them,” he says. His Christmas Eve menu is almost exclusively “Chinoy” or Chinese-Filipino food, his father's side of the family being Chinese. Noche buena or Christmas eve dinner is often a homage to Chef JP’s paternal grandmother who greatly influenced his love for food and cooking. Expect steamed fish, suckling pig, fried rice, and callos (Spanish stew with beef tripe and chickpeas) – the only Western dish — to occupy pride of place on the chef's family Christmas table.
Try Chef JP Anglo’s Chinese food specialties at Mai Pao and Mu Shu, both in Bacolod.
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Published December 2016