I love the Grilled Pork Chops with Broken Rice at Pho Quyen. I’ve only tried 2 places to order this dish in the Tampa Bay area. But to be honest, I don’t have to try any more as they have the best grilled pork chops served with rice in the area. If I may also add that their side dish, pickled radish, is also delicious! (File photo was taken back in March 29, 2018)
When we lived in Tampa, I used to order this for take out a lot. But when we moved to Clearwater, it was a bit of a drive for me. So I had to try out another place for this dish. But I haven’t ordered from that place again. I still find the Grilled Pork Chops from Pho Quyen much better.
We started the morning with going to church and headed over to the oriental store after. We were able to get the already cooked crispy fried pork and coconut shrimp at the oriental store. Then, we brought it home. Once home I cooked some delicious fried rice with the left over rice we had from the night before.
I’m usually not good at plating, but doesn’t it look visually appetizing? I love the combination of colors on this plate.
The fried rice turned out to be a hit. Both my husband and my mom loved it! Yes, I love it too!
If you’ve ever met a Filipino, then you’ve probably been able to eat adobo. Although adobo is a common dish in the Philippines, there are actually so many different versions. Pork adobo, chicken adobo, pork adobo with dried fish, pork adobo with potato, then adobo with lots of sauce with little to no sauce left at all. There are just too many to enumerate.
My Uncle Dodong’s adobo signature is one that many people would call as humba. It’s salty, savory and sweet. It doesn’t have that much sauce but the sauce is super caramelized that even with just a little bit on rice, packs a lot of delicious savory flavor.
I recenly saw a photo that my Auntie Aida posted in Facebook. So I immediately, asked if I can get the recipe so that I can try if I can recreate it here. She sent me the recipe within in less than a day. So with the pork in the freezer, and the ingredients, that I already had on hand, I cooked humba.
I was so speechless that I was actually able to make it. I think if my Uncle in the Philippines tastes this then he’ll be proud. It was really good that I had to stop myself from eating more than 2 cups of rice!