Savor the taste of Bicol right here in Las Vegas with Bicol Food Trip by Vic Perez!
If you haven’t been to Bicol yet, don’t fret, for you can savor the flavors of Bicol right here in Las Vegas, Nevada!
One of our very own, PTSN marketing manager, a respected community leader who is also an entrepreneur and marketing maven, Vic Perez outdoes himself and proves that he is all that and more as he brings us all a taste of authentic Bicol cuisine through his latest endeavor, Bicol Food Trip!
His passion for cooking started out as a hobby, but now, Vic has built clientele in both California and Nevada.
Here are some of Vic’s Bicol Food Trip top-sellers that certainly set Las Vegas on fire (literally)!
Locally, this is known as “sinilihan,” but its more popular name, Bicol Express is making its way to the hearts of Filipinos and Americans alike! Those who try it for the first time are pleasantly surprised at how Vic can put together chilies, coconut milk, shrimp paste (bagoong) and of course meat (pork) to create something so divine! Vic’s version puts the “ooh” in Ulam (entree) and the spiciness is the kick you’ve been waiting for all your life! The best part is that Vic can customize the level of spice, so if you are ordering it for friends who will be trying it for the first time, I suggest you go light and mild.
Ever wondered how sinilihan evolved into Bicol Express? Well, it’s named after the passenger train service that connected Manila to Bicol and in a way, this dish, which has become popular beyond Bicol truly connects the two places, and now has even made its way to the USA!
Also known as “pinangat” locally, this dish is making waves even in the Las Vegas heat! Comprised of shredded taro leaves, it comes with meat or seafood and then stewed in fresh coconut milk. It is then spiced with the usual suspects: garlic, ginger, shrimp paste (bagoong) and of course, red hot chili peppers! Vic adds something extra special – deboned salted fish! When you taste it, you’d realize that heaven can be found in the hottest of places! Your taste buds will definitely thank you.
I know many can relate to one of my best binatog memories! As a child, I would wait for Manong Binatog, on his bike with that fancy bell every afternoon and I’d watch him scoop the kernels on to my little cup, where he’d add coconut, butter and sugar (although most add salt, but I prefer mine with sugar, LOL). Now, we won’t miss eating binatog anymore because Vic makes them fresh right here!
While it is not certain if Binatog, also known as Bualaw truly originated from Bicol, since it’s become so popular, most regions, especially in the North would also lay claim for its origins, what matters is that Vic is owning this yummy merienda and making it available anytime we crave for it!
So what are you waiting for? Hop on this exciting gastronomic food trip right now! Vic’s quite popular among Nevadans and Californians but if you haven’t met him, you can contact him at +1 7028569723 today!