I wish Rico and I weren’t having such a gloomy day. It’s been raining out in Central Oregon and well, I’m really not into cleaning muddy floors, I’d rather have a busy, messy kitchen, really. Fortunately, it wasn’t as bad this morning so we were able to do our morning walk. The ritual is, get up, walk Rico and then make Ben’s baon (lunchbox).
We have some leftover Chicken Adobo from a couple of days ago so after our walk, Rico and I went to one of the 2 grocery outlets in town. We live in a really small town with a population less than 2,000; such a contrast to the overpopulated Anaheim which we love and miss so much. Anyway, so at the market, while Rico waited patiently in the car, I set out to buy a couple of (Mexican) Bolillo rolls but alas, there weren’t any so I opted for French Dip Rolls. It’ll work, I thought, It has to. So I finished the trip to the market by grabbing a pack of swiss cheese and 2 cans of Arizona Green Tea, paid for my loot and headed home.
While Ben slept, I made the first sandwich and decided to have it for brunch. It’s even better than the adobo sandwich that I used to buy from Tribal Cafe in DTLA’s Historic Filipinotown. I do have to thank Janine of Hello Happy House for letting me know what’s in Tribal’s Adobo Sandwich.
Did You Know?
Despite the fact that there are other enclaves of Filipinos living outside Downtown Los Angeles (such as Artesia, Cerritos, West Covina, and Eagle Rock), this distric was named “Historic Filipinotown” since it was one of the few areas where Filipinos first settled during the early part of the 20th century and home to key Filipino organizations, Filipino churches (Filipino Christian Church, Iglesia ni Kristo, St. Columban Filipino Catholic Church, United Church of God Ministries, Praise Christian Fellowship, and Congregational Christian Church), housing (Manila Terrace, Mindanao Towers, Mountain View Terrace, and Villa Ramos), and social service centers. Many Filipino American families began purchasing homes and establishing businesses in the area beginning from the 1940s, shifting away from the downtown area now known as Little Tokyo in the 1920s and the Bunker Hill area later. [historicfilipinotown.org]
So, if you have leftover Chicken Adobo and you haven’t got a hankering for rice, try shredding the chicken and making a sandwich for a change!
Chicken Adobo Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo
Cooked (or leftover) Chicken Adobo, shredded
Bolillo Bread (or baguette)
Sriracha Mayo (Lazy version: 2 tbsp mayo, 2 tbsp sriracha, I added a couple drops of lemon juice, taste to test!)
- Spread sriracha mayo on bottom halves of bread. I also spread some of the adobo sauce in.
- Add in your shredded chicken adobo (amount depends on your liking and the size of your bread.)
- Top it with Swiss cheese.
- Tribal Cafe also topped their Adobo sandwich with Roasted Peppers as well.
- Toast(er oven) and enjoy!
So there ya have it, my Tribal Cafe inspired Adobo Sandwich. Bon appétit