Ciento Quince is an extinct Chavacano’s heritage dish prepared with crabs, shrimps, mussels, raw jackfruit, coconut milk and tons of chillies
Ciento Quince, is the Spanish for 115, so why is this dish named like such? It was said that this extinct Chavacano’s heritage dish traditionally was prepared with 115 different chillies alongside other ingredients such as crabs, shrimps, mussels, raw jackfruit and coconut milk, now you think the real Bicol Express was spicy. This dish was quite popular during the Spanish occupation, primarily in the coastal areas of Cavite, it is evident on the ingredients since it is loaded with fresh seafood, so much you won’t think this is a vegetable recipe anymore.
At first glance it might look like Ginataang Langka, I may agree with that but this one may the over the top version, why? First it uses tons of seafood, then tons of chillies and the real recipe calls for wild boar or black pig, those ingredients alone make this unique, very flavoursome that will kick you in the gut! With our recipe today we will not use 115 chillies, I will have to tone it down so its palatable to many, but if you can handle heat just add more chillies to a maximum of 115, would you dare to do that?