Tiny but Mighty! Explore the world of #LoboLobo, the bite-sized Filipino delight. Crispy, soft, and oh-so-yummy, it’s the perfect partner for rice and vinegar. 🐟🍚 #FilipinoCuisine #FoodieFinds. Discover the world of Lobo-Lobo (dulong), tiny Filipino fish. Learn to make crispy, soft delights with rice flour. Perfect with vinegar and rice.
In the vibrant world of Filipino cuisine, we often celebrate the grandeur of flavours, from mouthwatering adobos to hearty sinigangs. But sometimes, it’s the smallest dishes that leave the biggest impressions. Today, let’s dive into the world of Lobo-Lobo, a delicacy cherished by the Ilonggo’s that’s as tiny as it is delicious.
Lobo-lobo, often called “dulong” in many parts of the Philippines, consists of these petite silvery fish that could fit on your palm with room to spare. It’s almost like enjoying baby dilis, albeit tinier. You can find them at wet markets, neatly packed in cups, or in convenient grocery store packages.
These little wonders are versatile in the kitchen, frequently ending up as fried “torta” or lovingly steamed inside banana leaves Ilonggo’s called Tinu-om. Today, we’ll explore the fried version. With a delicate touch of rice flour, these little gems turn into crispy, golden bites with a soft, delightful interior. Best enjoyed with a side of tangy vinegar and a plate of steaming rice, it’s a humble yet essential addition to any Filipino meal.
Join me as we uncover the secrets of this miniature delight and learn how to savour it the Ilonggo way. 🐟🍚