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Kamayan Dinner: Thanksgiving Series with Matt Conway of Anina and Brass Tacks

  • mestiza taqueria 595 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94107 (map)

THE WORD "KAMAYAN" DERIVES FROM THE WORD "KAMAY," MEANING “HAND.” IT IS A CELEBRATION WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY — OR EVEN THE WHOLE VILLAGE — GETTING TOGETHER TO SHARE A MEAL USING THEIR HANDS. IT IS A COMMUNAL MEAL WHERE A SPREAD OF RICE AND DIFFERENT "ULAM" ARE PRESENTED ON BANANA LEAVES. THE DIFFERENT  MAIN DISHES SHOWCASE THE FRESHEST OF THE REGION WHERE THE MEAL IS PREPARED.

Menu $80 per person

Welcome Drink: Cocktail

 

Appetizer

Lola's Lumpia Shanghai | Mango Ketchup 

A classic lumpia recipe named after lola ( grandma), exactly the way she used to do it. It is served with our house made mango ketchup.

 

Feast

Turkey Roulade | Bacon, Longganisa, Maggie Gravy

The turkey is taken off, and stuffed with longganisa sausage and wrapped with bacon. Seared for a crispy exterior and served with Umami giblet gravy

 

Inasal Grilled Turkey Legs | Lemongrass, Achuete

 The legs are marinated for 2 days with lemongrass, ginger, fish sauce and calamansi. Grilled to perfection!

 

Sisig Stuffing | Pork, Persimmons, Scallions

Old school stuffing meets sisig - a popular drinking snack made from grilled and smoke pork. Featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. 

 

Butternut Squash Soup | Palapa Maguindanao, Coconut Milk

Roasted butternut squash is cooked with coconut milk and seasoned with fish sauce for that extra umami bomb. It is garnished with pumpkin seeds and Palapa Maguindanao - an aromatic condiment of toasted coconut flakes, garlic, onion and ginger

 

Lechon Pork Belly

Lechon: Traditionally a spit-roasted whole hog, marinated with lemongrass, garlic, black pepper and bay leaves; we braise our marinated pork belly, then fry until crispy.

 

Mechado

A braised beef dish originating from Spain, cooked in tomato sauce with carrot and potato; finished with calamansi, a floral citrus native to the Philippines, and seasoned with soy sauce.

 

PEI Mussels

Steamed in coconut milk and Lambanog ( coconut spirit ) finished with Palapa Maguindanao - A condiment of toasted fresh coconut, garlic, shallots, ginger and turmeric.

 

Petrale Sole

Whole petrale sole dusted with rice flour and fried for 15 minutes to create a super crispy fish. You can almost eat the whole thing even the bones!! Sourced locally in San Francisco.

 

Shrimp Skewers

Grilled shrimp with a sweet spicy banana barbecue sauce

 

Farmer's Market Specials

Dependent on what we find in the farmer's market, Here are a few items

 

Purple Sweet Potato Mash

Patis Mansi Glazed Carrots

Honeynut Squash

Charred Savoy Cabbage

K&J Orchards Shinko Asian Pears

Steamed California Rice

 

Dessert

Cassava Cake | K&J Orchard Apples, Vanilla Chantilly

Cassava / Yucca is grated and mixed with cheese, coconut milk and sugar. It is baked into a delicious kakanin. Served with caramelized apple and vanilla whipped cream.

 

 

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