Homey and comforting Ilonggo dishes may not always be easily found at home. One can find its lovely aroma, tasty flavors and unique concoctions even on elegant tables of fine restaurants in the city. Unsurprisingly, homegrown restaurants also present their own exclusive rendition of common foods we used to eat at the comforts of our homes.
Unilever Food Solutions’ Sooo Pinoy Campaign promotes local Ilonggo cuisine not only to international tourists but also to local visitors coming to Iloilo. Tasty and distinctive dishes welcome those who desire to spurge themselves to true Ilongo gastronomic goodness.
Emilion Modern Filipino Cuisine, a graceful, riverside fine restaurant in Iloilo City offers some of the well-known customary Ilonggo dishes, with the humble retention of its veritable flavor. Servings fit a huge feast, willing to satisfy new and accustomed appetites while still preserving its grace in a more refined interior. To enjoy more a fulfilling experience is the convivial attraction of dining in an open ambiance where one can witness the scenic beauty of the majestic Iloilo River.
While waiting for your first or familiar taste of an Ilonggo dish, colorful Cassava Chips brings color and preview of a gratifying meal ahead. Pink, white and dark yellow strips of crispy cassava chips provide a good cocktail snack and oftentimes, one may not take his hands off them.
For the main course, Emilion offers its own version of the famed Dinuguan with Puto, a prominent Filipino dish ideal for a snack, paired with puto (steamed rice cake or muffin), or a viand, paired with a cup of steamed rice. Dinuguan is pork blood stew made of pork blood and entrails or meat, simmered in different spices such as garlic, chili pepper, onion, vinegar and soy sauce. Emilion’s version of Dinuguan provides a soupy and a bit oily adaptation, nevertheless presenting an excellent sourness to the soup.
If one seeks greens and lots of veggies in his plate, one can find contentment in an Ilonggo vegetable stew called Laswa. Made with lots of boiled vegetables and a choice of shrimps or hipon (very tiny shrimps), Laswa establishes a remarkable example of Ilonggo cuisine with its simple yet very appetizing flavor. One can find pleasure in its unfussy presentation while humbly flaunting a delightful taste. Emilion’s adaptation of Laswa presents a mixture of different small cuts of vegetables with huge shrimps in an ideally good soup.
Last in line is another popular Ilonggo stew, KBL (Kadyos, Baboy, Langka). Served in a more gluttonous size, Emilion’s own KBL offers that household flavor one can normally find in most homes in Iloilo. KBL, generally, presents pork stew with a concoction of langka (unripe jackfruit) and kadyos (beans or pigeon pea mostly abundant in Iloilo province.)
Emilion Modern Filipino Cuisine is located within Roadhouse Complex along Gen. Luna Street in City Proper. The place also features function rooms for different occasions like wedding and debut.
Unilever Food Solutions advocates in promoting these Ilonggo food wonders as a reminder of how gastronomically rich our country is.
Colorful Cassava Chips
Dinuguan w/ Puto
KBL (Kadyos, Baboy, Langka)
The entrance to the restaurant.
The restaurant’s open-area by the riverside.
Emilion Modern Filipino Cuisine
Roadhouse, 38 Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City
Telephone No: (6333) 508-8882 and 337-4292