Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. However, I was never a morning person. So, my breakfast turns as lunch or dinner sometimes… and yes! I eat like a queen each time! HAHAHA.
As I was scrolling for what to eat next, I came across a Facebook Page with amusing GIFs of a Longganisa riding a motorcycle, wearing Mexican sombreros, and dancing. Anything cute is attractive to me, but what appealed to me the most were the kinds of Longganisa this page had to offer!
UNDERSTANDING YOUR LONGANISA
Longganisa or more commonly known as Spanish Sausage is a gift from our Spanish forefathers. It is very popular in Spanish, Mexican, and Puerto Rican cuisines, and the Philippines has made multiple more interesting versions. Most Longganisas are made of pork, flavored with a wide variation of spices. Each region has its own version and what you call it and how it tastes like depends from where it originates.
For example, Cebu has a sweeter hamonado version which they call Chorizo de Cebu. On the other hand, Nueva Ecija has a beef version which they call Batutay. Pangasinan has a more garlicky version which they call Longganisa De Recado. Longganisa has always been a part of Filipino breakfast, together with garlic rice, atsara (pickled papaya), eggs, and tomatoes.
Landing on the page of Longgafriends made my heart skip a beat. Why? Because not only did they creatively spice up their flavors but they also have a fun way of introducing their products by making recipes out of it. #LonggafriendsRecipes. (And we all know how much I love writing and creating new recipes. Check-out my previous post to see what I made out of Longgafriends Longganisa.)
LONGGAMIGA is their version of Mexican-style Longganisa. It reminded me of tacos, enchiladas, tortilla wraps, and quesadillas. The meat is so tender and the flavors are bold and balanced. It’s not the usual longganisa you can easily purchase in supermarkets and wet markets. The taste of Longgamiga definitely suggests that it is carefully handcrafted with premium ingredients. You can taste the well-balanced flavor of paprika, peppers, and the Mexican spices they used to produce that amazing savor.
ILOCANO LONGGANISA is not like the usual Vigan Longganisa that is a bit spicy with garlic. Longgafriends’ version has a hint of “Sukang Iloko” (fermented sugar cane with Sinamak leaves). It is just the perfect ingredient for a fresh hot-cooked Ilocos Empanada! (Hmmm… That could be another #LonggafriendsRecipe for me.) Tangy, juicy, and meaty, Longgafriends’ version of Ilocano Longganisa is absolutely A MUST TRY!
I will definitely order Longgafriends again! I am excited to try and create more recipes using Longgamiga and their version of Ilocano Longganisa. They are also perfect eaten as it is whether it be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I am a longganisa fan, as I’ve written on my previous recipe post and Longgafriends is on my top list of best longganisa versions I’ve tasted so far. They’ll be introducing more flavors in the future as I’ve stalked on their page! I’m looking forward!
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