pork shreds


Asian American Food Mart

Lunch on Saturday 07/25/15

23 Veteran’s Plaza, Bergenfield NJ 07621  USA

T: +1 (201) 244-0944

This is a typical Filipino “sari sari” store set up: you can buy groceries and cooked food.  Most of the cooked food sold is for take out but there are 4 tables available if you care to eat there cafeteria style.

Eat in option is a ‘combo’ where you get rice and your choice of two dishes and if you like, a cup of soup.  You choose your food “turo-turo” (point-point) style: point to what you want.  Choices include a selection of fried fish, stewed pusit (squid), banana “hearts”, sayote, kaldereta (meat stew), tokwa’t baboy (tofu & shredded pork in vinegar/soy sauce), dinuguan (pork blood pudding stew), kare-kare (oxtail & veggie stew in peanut based sauce), pinakbet (squash, string bean, eggplant sauteed northern luzon style), chicharron bulaklak (fried chitlins), pancit canton, among other goodies.

I opted for sausages, tapa and tokwa’t baboy and added a side of kare-kare.  Lots of good food but it’s only a once in a while treat.


Boke Bowl in South East Portland: I was craving steamed buns yesterday so after convincing my 3yo that they would indeed have something she’d like to eat we headed out. Parking was a bit rough in that part of town but we finally found a spot. For food we ended up getting the pork ramen, pork steamed buns, a kids rice bowl with fried chicken and Pb&j steamed buns for my kiddo. They even had dinosaur chopsticks for kids to use! Everything was warm and delicious, but definitely not the best ramen I’ve had, not the worst either. This was the first time I’ve ever had steamed buns before, and without being able to compare it to anything except pictures and recipes, I feel like they had a decent amount of shredded pork, and I thought they were the perfect amount of salty/sour/sweet. I would definitely consider going again, especially because of how kid friendly it was.

Via Tasty!

1 (4 lb) Pork shoulder roast
1 Yellow onion - sliced
Root Beer (about 1 Liter)
1 Bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
8 Hamburger buns

Place the pork into a slow cooker. Add sliced onions, and add root beer until the meat is just covered.
Cover and cook on Low 7-8 hours - or High 5-6 hours. Checking occasionally.(Times may vary depending on individual slow cooker)

Meat is done when it easily pulls apart and off the bone. Drain root beer, shred pork, and finish with your favorite BBQ sauce. Serve over hamburger buns and enjoy!

Eggs Benedict is an American breakfast & brunch dish, consisting of 2 halves of an English muffin, topped with Canadian-style bacon, or sometimes ham or bacon, a poached egg; and hollandaise sauce. The dish was first popularized in New York City. Many variations on the basic recipe are served: 

Eggs Blackstone substitutes streaky bacon for the ham and adds a tomato slice. Eggs Blanchard substitutes Béchamel sauce for Hollandaise. Eggs Florentine substitutes spinach for the ham or adds it underneath. Eggs Mornay substitutes Mornay cheese sauce for the Hollandaise. Eggs Atlantic, Eggs Hemingway, or Eggs Copenhagen substitutes salmon or smoked salmon for the ham. Eggs Hussarde substitutes Holland rusks for the English muffin and adds Bordelaise sauce. Irish Benedict replaces the ham with corned beef or Irish bacon. Dutch Benedict replaces the ham or bacon with scrapple. Eggs Hebridean replaces the ham with black pudding. Eggs Cochon from New Orleans replaces the ham with slow roasted pork shredded in its own juices and the English muffin with a large buttermilk biscuit.

Weird/Uncommon Food from Indonesia

I do not post pictures since maybe some will find it disturbing. You can google if you’d like.

Roasted mice (tikus panggang) - Manado, North Sulawesi
Wasp botok (botok tawon) (made of wasp/bee hives, botok is a Javanese dish made of shredded coconut) - East Java
Sago slugs (ulat sagu) - Papua
Bat soup (sup kelelawar) - Manado, North Sulawesi
Fried grasshoppers (belalang goreng) - Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta
Caterpillars (ulat bulu), could be fried or put into satay - Central Java
Horse satay (sate kuda) - Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara
Monitor lizard satay (sate biawak) - Java
Rujak Cingur, literally a cow’s nose - Surabaya
Pakasam, a really sour fermented freshwater fish dish - Banjar, Southern Kalimantan
Paniki, roasted bats - Manado, North Sulawesi
Lawar Bali, pork with shredded coconut and spices AND a splash of fresh pork blood - Bali
Sea cucumber chips (keripik teripang)
Crocodile satay (sate buaya)
- Sumatra and Kalimantan
Snail satay (sate bekicot) - Kediri, East Java
Moth rempeyek (rempeyek laron), rempeyek is a type of cracker - Central Java
Kawok, a cooked white-tailed rat - Manado, North Sulawesi
RW, dog meat - Manado, North Sulawesi

Manado is a great source for weird food.