25 Feb2008

I just watched the movie “The Bucket List” which was okay, but the concept of doing everything you want to do before you die is certainly thought provoking… and I realize I need to put together my own list just so I don’t forget any major items… but trust me, bungy jumping or sky diving isn’t likely to make it onto the list. But as I lay down to sleep last night, my thoughts turned to food instead (is that a surprise?) and I wondered what 10 foods or dishes I would have at my own proverbial Last Supper… I always loved the description of a recent French Leader’s last supper (he knew the end was very near) with friends where he consumed ortolan (a small bird) as part of a lavish menu a few days before he passed away… Would I have a themed supper? Only enjoying the finest Filipino dishes or fiesta food? Some lechon skin, a fine adobo, a sour sinigang? Or would I go for a more Western meal, a roast, pasta, green salad, etc? Would I cut it down to essentials and stick with pure ingredients, unadulterated by human preparation beyond the minimum? Say a luscious mango, a tablespoon of caviar, a steamed lobster, seared kobe beef? Arrrgh, this isn’t so easy… Should I do it by category? An appetizer, soup salad, four legged meat, fowl, crustacean, fish, fruit, pastry/cake, chocolate, wine… So to keep all of you and me amused, here is my question and I hope you will leave a comment…

If you knew you were organizing your own “last supper,” and you were in fine shape (not flat out on a hospital gurney with tubes attached) and sitting at a properly set table, and you had say a dozen friends and family with you, what 10 foods or dishes would you serve/eat, knowing that it would be the last meal you would have on this planet???



  1. Ejit says:

    Since I’m taking a maintenance medicine for high blood pressure and I had gout attacks the following are the 10 dishes that I would like to have before I die: 1) Lechon 2)Shrimps with chili garlic sauce 3) Steamed Lobster 4) Stir fried king crabs, 5) Calamares 6) Kare-kare 7) Gizzard adobo 8) Salted eggs with lots of tomatoes 9) Beef Bulalo 10) Avocado ice cream :( If I really want to die tomorrow I dont need to jump off a building or take sleeping pills… these 10 foods can kill me instantly. hay!!!

    Feb 25, 2008 | 8:34 am


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  3. kayenne says:

    fresh oysters
    charcoal grilled mussels
    creamy pumpkin soup(with chicken stock, no dairy)
    singaporean chili crab with diced mango over sotanghon
    chicken-pork adobo with hard boiled egg
    grilled venison steak
    black-pepper tenderloin steak, rare
    decently oily spicy laing
    salted fish fried rice
    flourless chocolate cake with raspberry coulis

    Feb 25, 2008 | 8:36 am

  4. noemi says:

    inihaw na tilapia
    inihaw na bangus
    cheesecake from cheesecake factory only
    kalderetang kambing
    ginisang kambing
    bicol express
    eggplant parmigiana

    Feb 25, 2008 | 8:55 am

  5. Duday says:

    steamed lobster with garlic sauce
    chilli crabs
    sinigang na hipon
    roasted pig from Cebu
    prime ribs steak by Mamou
    mango bravo by Contis
    onion soup
    4-cheese pizza by Mickey’s Deli
    bbq spareribs
    lechon kawali

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:37 am

  6. kiko says:

    salt/pepper soft shell crab
    agedashi tofu
    fresh oysters
    tuna sashimi
    hainanese chicken rice
    krispy kreme original

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:53 am

  7. dee bee says:

    in small servings, served like a degustation, here is my list:
    – steamed scallops in shell with ginger and shallot
    – chinese-style roast duck with port and cherry glaze
    – lumpia
    – yakitori with home-made teriyaki sauce
    – prawn and lobster mousseline with beurre blanc
    – chili crab
    – twice-cooked spicy pork spareribs
    – authentic peking duck
    – chocolate sorbet
    – fruit platter of favourite fruits, but if i can only pick one, atis!

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:53 am

  8. Myra P. says:

    MM, you must read this book about what the world’s most famous chefs would have for their last meal: My Last Supper http://www.nysun.com/article/65566

    Huge wedges each of manchego, roguefort, aged cheddar
    Beluga caviar and all the trimmings
    Fresh oysters with lemon and hot sauce
    Assorted sushi and sashimi

    Cebu lechon
    Chicken and pork adobo with livers
    Steamed crabs with lots of aligue
    Caesar salad (made the right way!)

    Molten chocolate cake with cinnamon ice cream
    Fresh bibingka with lots of grated coconut
    Ripe guimaras mangoes

    Feb 25, 2008 | 10:14 am

  9. tintin says:

    There is a coffee table book by Melanie Dunea, “My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals.” Not sure if it available in the Philippines (yet).

    Feb 25, 2008 | 10:16 am

  10. ben says:

    Overlooking the beach, at a long wooden candle-lit table outside, under the stars, with my wife, family and friends. If facing death, I would want foods, with the exception of some sweets, that are simply cooked or prepared–foods that seem still full of life.

    1. My lola’s ensaimada
    2. Raw Oysters
    3. Roast Duck
    4. Kinilaw
    5. Lechon
    6. Hamachi (Yellow Tail Tuna) Sashimi cut very thick
    7. Beef Rib Sinigang
    8. Wild Native Brook Trout roasted over a wood fire
    9. My Mom’s Chocolate Kalua Cake with a dollop of whipped cream
    10. A beautiful plate of fruit including mango, strawberries, pineapple, mikan oranges and apples.

    Feb 25, 2008 | 10:17 am

  11. bluegirl says:

    I got a big shock when I saw the headline of this post today.

    Yesterday, a friend died suddenly of what appears to be a heart attack. He was only 40 yrs old.

    I was with him the evening before and his last meal was a Pizza Hut Supreme Pan Pizza. His merienda was a sandwich packed with Vienna Sausage. One of the strangest things that night was him talking about who will he name as benefactor in case he dies. That night it sounded strange. Today it sounds like premonition.

    So you can imagine the jolt I got when I saw this post today.
    Life can be very strange indeed…..

    Feb 25, 2008 | 10:49 am

  12. Fran Magbual says:

    1. Raw Oysters
    2. Prime Rib
    3. Assorted Sashimi
    4. King Crab Legs
    5. Lemon Chicken from Trattoria Sostanza in Florence
    6. Kelaguen made with Tuna and Kosraean Limes
    7. Salt & Pepper Prawns
    8. Baked Half-Ripe Breadfruit
    9. Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar
    10. Carrot Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting (the one a former co-worker’s mother made

    Feb 25, 2008 | 10:50 am

  13. Trish says:

    Moet Rose! Yummm!

    Feb 25, 2008 | 11:10 am

  14. MissPinas says:

    1. Chicken Florentine
    2. Adobong Pusit (big ones)
    3. Ginataang Hipon
    4. Seafood Gumbo
    5. Shrimp with Sausage and Okra in tomato sauce
    6. Shrimp Pad Thai
    7. Dark Chocolate Brownie
    8. Bbq Ribs
    9. Inihaw na Tilapia with mango, onions, tomatoes as sawsawan
    10. Inihaw na Pork (luto sa kanto of course) with vinegar as sawsawan

    Feb 25, 2008 | 11:23 am

  15. MissPinas says:

    how can i forgot shrimp bisque… it’s a must….

    Feb 25, 2008 | 11:25 am

  16. nina says:

    1. inihaw na liempo, porkchop and barbeque
    2. inihaw na tilapia, tuna head with buro ang bagoong
    3. sinigangang na ulo ng tuna
    4. sisig
    5. kinilaw na tangigue
    6. Gulay (sitaw, kalabasa, okra, ampalaya)
    7. Steamed hipon, alimango, lobaster and the like.
    8. My own chocolate cake
    9. Chicken Pork Adobo
    10. Fresh buko and mango

    Feb 25, 2008 | 12:17 pm

  17. Mel says:

    1. Mangoes.
    2. Truffle Cake from spiral
    3. PRAWNS
    4. hakao
    5. Lemon Chicken
    6. Kiampong
    7. California Maki
    8. Baked Oysters
    9. Pizza from NSG
    10. Sisig

    Feb 25, 2008 | 12:39 pm

  18. Marge says:

    1. Paella Valenciana of Las Paellas
    2. Best Fish and Chips in Town of Fish and Co.
    3. Tuna Sashimi
    4. Roshan’s Ghirardelli Chocolate Chip Cookies
    5. Karen Young’s Xanadu
    6. Strawberry Shortcake
    7. Bizu French Cakes
    8. Mochi Balls
    9. California Maki
    10. Royce Nama Chocolates

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:13 pm

  19. ragamuffin girl says:

    1. the freshest sushi flown in from Tsukiji market in Tokyo
    2. my mom’s Chinese lumpia
    3. my mom’s kidney-misua soup
    4. pork bbq, from a favorite streetside vendor near Capitol Medical Center
    5. oyster omelet from Fook Yuen in Banawe
    6. Pizza with arugula and San Daniele ham or prosciutto from Baci Pizza in HK, or a pizza with truffles
    7. Braised Sea cucumber with black mushroom
    8. anything Thai/Vietnamese
    9. my fave Chinese stuff: cha siu bao (bbq pork bun) and xiao long bao (steamed Shanghainese pork dumplings with broth inside) and Peking duck from HK/China
    10. the freshest seafood: prawn, squid, mantis shrimp, crab, lobster, langoustine, scallops, talakitok, clams

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:23 pm

  20. ragamuffin girl says:

    the top 10 is so bitin!!!!!!!!! after submitting my comment I realized there were about 10 more items I desperately needed to be on that list! And I am stopping myself now from submitting a list of 10 more hehe.

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:25 pm

  21. Fritz says:

    1. See’s Chocolates
    2. Roli’s Napoleones
    3. Di Marks Big 22 Pizza
    4. Angus Steak
    5. Matsusaka Beef
    6. Steamed Lobster
    7. Prawns with Lemon Butter Sauce
    8. Authentic Tom Yum Goong
    9. Authentic Thai / Cambodian Fried Rice
    10. Quan Jude’s Peking Duck

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:25 pm

  22. ragamuffin girl says:

    Thanks Myra P. for the note on that book, I will definitely get a copy.

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:28 pm

  23. Didi says:

    Top 10:
    1. Twice cooked adobo
    2. Kare-kare
    3. Cheesecake
    4. Fruit and Cheese platter
    5. Sausage platter
    6. Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy Sisig (no other is acceptable)
    7. Steamed Rice (of course!)
    8. Fruit platter
    9. Sago’t Gulaman for drinks
    10.Lechon: Baka or baboy…Hehehe

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:33 pm

  24. Chris says:

    I think choosing the 12 friends and family would be way more difficult. Frankly, I couldn’t care less what I’d be eating if it is going to be my last meal. Bread and butter would be ok. But keeping with the spirit of the post, I’d say a 10 course meal at the French Laundry would be fine as well. hehe =)

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:43 pm

  25. Chie says:

    1. Lechon skin
    2. Bone marrow baked or bulalo style…lots of it
    3. Toro sashimi
    4. The roast crab (dungenees) from Crustacean in San Francisco
    5. Kobe beef cooked medium rare
    6. Alimango(mud crab) with lots of aligue, steamed
    7. Raw oysters
    8. Inihaw na liempo
    9. Mangosteen
    10.The best Moscato di Asti

    Feb 25, 2008 | 1:58 pm

  26. APM says:

    1. Otoro Sashimi with real wasabi
    2. A Char Broiled Ohmi Beef Bone in Ribeye with a side of Aligot Potatoes
    3. Butter Poached Lobster
    4. Baby salmon Sashimi real wasabi
    5. Coddled Eggs with shaved truffles
    6. Seared Foie Gras with Poached Apples and Arugula
    7. Peking duck skin (We miss you Peking Garden)
    8. Suckling Pig from M on the Fringe in HK.
    9. Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree from Gordon Ramsay
    10, Chocolate Ganache Cake from Karen Young with a side of Raspberries.

    That being said if I knew I was going to die I wouldn’t waste time eating, I would spend the rest of my time talking to my wife and two sons.

    Feb 25, 2008 | 2:08 pm

  27. Heidi says:

    Not in any particular order…
    1. Honey Barbeque (The one in Tarlac, I forgot the name of the place)
    2. Suman from Antipolo
    3. Fetuccine Alfredo
    4. Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce
    5. Beef Mechado
    6. Ginataang Tambakol
    7. Shrimp with Lemon Butter Sauce
    8. Banana Fritters drizzled with Chocolate Sauce
    9. Pancakes with lots of butter and maple syrup
    10. Blueberry Cheescake

    Feb 25, 2008 | 2:47 pm

  28. juan says:

    Sashimi (Tuna,Salmon,YellowTail) w/ lots of Wasabi and Kikoman
    Steamed Crabs with Garlic
    Steamed Shrimp (suahe)
    Steamed KingFish with Soy Sauce and Leeks
    Steamed White Chicken with Ginger Sauce
    Braised Sea Cucumber with Shitake Mushroom and Slice Abalone
    Braised Beef with Raddish (Kalitiran) with lots of tendons.
    Pata Tim with Shitake Mushroom and Hard Boiled Egg
    Beef Bulalo
    Brocolli with Scallop

    I would like the meals serve with Steamed White Rice, Jasmin Tea and with my Wife and Daughter beside me enjoying the meals while watching the scenery on top of a hill or mountain.

    Feb 25, 2008 | 2:49 pm

  29. fried-neurons says:

    (from start to finish)

    beef carpaccio
    seared foie gras on toast
    some kind of vichyssoise
    dry-aged new york strip, topped with yet more foie gras
    cakebread cabernet sauvignon
    +baked potato (with butter, sour cream, and chives), haricots verts, and carrots on the side
    some kind of spinach salad with a light vinaigrette
    butterscotch pudding with chantilly cream + thai sticky rice and mango
    dr loosen eiswein

    Feb 25, 2008 | 3:39 pm

  30. Paolo says:

    1. Salmon sashimi
    2. Lasagna from Amici (Don Bosco)
    3. Roast Lamb (with mint sauce)
    4. Baked mussels
    5. Paella (with lots of chorizo and olives!)
    6. Steak (medium rare)
    7. Steamed prawns (with lemon butter sauce)
    8. Salad from Cyma
    9. Lechon Cebu
    10.New York cheese cake

    Beverage: Coke Light! Hahaha! No kidding… I love how Coke Light tastes! :-p

    Feb 25, 2008 | 3:53 pm

  31. Dennis says:

    If its my very last meal…I only want my 11 closest friends with me, the 12th I’m afraid will betray me. And all I’m serving is lots of freshly oil roasted skin-on peanuts…and ice cold San Miguel Beer (Pale Pilsen- brown bottle).

    Feb 25, 2008 | 3:54 pm

  32. Barney says:

    using my late grandma’s recipe:
    – Kare-Kare (with her Binagoongan)
    – Pork Adobo
    – Beef, Pork & Chicken Sinigang (the broth should have some mashed gabi)
    – anything that has black truffles in it (this is one food I have yet to try)
    – day-old Lechon Paksiw
    – Grilled Gindara Fillet
    – Black Pepper Crabs
    – Grilled Prawns
    – Fresh or Baked Oysters
    – creamy Leche Flan (made with egg yolks + cream)

    Feb 25, 2008 | 7:14 pm

  33. Doddie from Korea says:

    Mine would be

    1. Hubby’s filet mignon steak with frites
    2. My mom’s Osso buco
    3. My mom’s kare kare with homemade bagoong
    4. My dad’s garlic fried rice in olive oil with freshly caught fish steamed in a clay pot
    5. Crispy Pata from Laguna
    6. Alimango, Hipon and Alimasag with ALIGUE
    7. Inihaw na pork chops or spareribs with talaba
    8. Lechon with crispy skin and brain reserved for me
    9. All you can eat sushi
    10. A bowl of pasta (pesto or puttanesca)


    Feb 25, 2008 | 7:44 pm

  34. mikel says:

    pork adobo
    yellow tail sashimi
    sapin sapin
    atis also! large, seedless from north africa
    bangus belly
    pork sinigang
    aristocrat pork bbg
    salted fish fried rice
    siopao a la kimpura
    mami from ma mon luk

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:10 pm

  35. zena says:

    Aaargh. Very difficult list but here goes:

    1. lamb chops with mint jelly
    2. medium rare roast beef with lea & perrins
    3. succulent baby back ribs
    4. lechon, skin and ribs (seasoned with salt and tanglad)
    5. roast (peking) duck
    6. chili garlic crab
    7. tempura: prawns, asohos, okra
    8. oysters with suka, simlple and unadorned
    9. watermelon sorbet, gelato style
    10. shortcake: mango or strawberry

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:43 pm

  36. noemi says:

    Oh,I forgot my korean bbq short ribs.

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:43 pm

  37. Roberto Vicencio says:

    I will start with breakfast:
    1. 2 Fried Eggs
    2. 3 pcs. longganizang Lukban or vigan (vinegar dip)
    3. Garlic fried rice

    Merienda (10 AM)

    4. Kalamay with the latik on top
    5. Suman sa ibus


    7. Ginisang monggo sa tinapa
    8. Fried tilapia


    9. Halo halo from Razon’s


    10. PVL restaurant’s Jumbo Siopao

    Feb 25, 2008 | 9:53 pm

  38. Apicio says:

    But why wait for life’s final moments to enjoy what would yield much more pleasure when consumed when your life’s cutting edge is at its sharpest unless it is something potentially fatal as fugu or maddeningly illegal such as fois gras or out and out immoral such as ortolan?

    A country boy undergoing airborne training similar to the sky-jumping scene of the movie was relating his experience to his back-home buddies. He was seized with panic at the very moment of jumping that he just hang on while his commanding officer screamed to his ears that he was going to take liberties with his a.. if he did not. So did you? asked his listeners in unison and he answered, “a little.”

    Feb 25, 2008 | 10:56 pm

  39. DJ says:


    Feb 26, 2008 | 12:47 am

  40. pinkytab says:

    bluegirl that is sad but he must have been a wonderful friend since you talk fondly of him and he was having dinner with friend(s?) and talking about who to give his earthly possessions to when he is gone. So sorry for your loss.
    May we all find time to enjoy life’s pleasures and remember to be thankful for them.
    MM, thank you for this thought provoking question. I now have a list of what to cook, assuming I can find the ingredients. I always get stomped when thinking of what’s for dinner.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 2:37 am

  41. star says:

    1. Spam
    2. Kobe steak
    3. Steamed lobster with garlic butter
    4. Chili crabs
    5. Tiger prawns
    6. Kare-kare
    7. Bagnet
    8. Baked Salmon
    9. Chilled Chips Ahoy Chewy
    10. Death by Chocolate cake

    Feb 26, 2008 | 2:50 am

  42. emz says:

    1. lechon kawali
    2. yangchow fried rice
    3. siomai
    4. sweet and sour lapu-lapu
    5. sinigang na hipon
    6. pata tim
    7. pancit guisado
    8. lumpiang ubod
    9. chocolate cake
    10. leche flan

    Feb 26, 2008 | 3:53 am

  43. New Yorker says:

    I’m not looking to impress anyone at my last supper. I just want to enjoy the food. Mostly comfort food and stuff that brings back good memories.
    1. Longganiza with garlic fried rice
    2. Dad’s inihaw na liempo
    3. Pinakbet
    4. Mom’s Kare kare with bagoong
    5. Steamed alimasag/alimango with chopped mango salad
    6. Good old beef steak with onions and tons of rice
    7. Lobster thermidor
    8. Apricot jam, brie and butter on a crusty baguette
    9. “kalabaw” type mango
    10. Banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery (or my own, made from scratch)

    Feb 26, 2008 | 4:13 am

  44. dhayL says:

    Food always tastes better when shared with loved ones. So here’s my list of 10 food items I must eat before the judgement day:
    1. Steamed lobster with lots of butter sauce and suka with sili on the side from Boston Lobster Feast Restaurant coz of their seafood buffet and they give you a whole lobster with tail et all!
    2. Shrimp tempura with soy sauce and lemon on the side and grilled super large-tiger-prawn-shrimps ala MarketMan
    3. Chili crab, steamed crab, relyenong alimasag; or any way you cook it as long as it’s crabs
    4. Cebu Lechon
    5. Authentic Paella
    6. Authentic Chicken Inasal
    7. Morcon
    8. Steak with gravy and mushed potatoes on the side
    9. A good homemade Beef Bourguignon
    10. and for desserts I would have: puto with cheese on top, kutsinta with lots of freshly grated coconut, a good chocolate cake, rocky road ice cream, manga with spicy bagoong, mango shake, strawberry-banana shake, good old gulaman and sago and coke!

    Oh, now I’m hungry!

    Feb 26, 2008 | 4:49 am

  45. Ted says:

    1. Kumamoto Oysters from Nobu restaurant (hardrock cafe in lasVegas)
    2. Beef Tenderloin Salpicao with marrow butter from Polenglounge, sanFrancisco
    3. Peking Duck
    4. Steamed Alaskan King Crabs with drawn butter.
    5. Toro with spicy miso and caviar from Nobu.
    6. Lechon skins with liver sauce
    7. Halabos na Sugpo
    8. Burong talangka
    9. Fresh Buko with Juice
    10. tiramisu or leche flan
    11. Havana Cigar from Cuba

    Feb 26, 2008 | 6:09 am

  46. Sofia says:

    1.Ginataang Gabi (my favourite) or Bicol express
    2.Pakbit without juice, a bit dry
    3.Greek/Cypriot Salad with Fette Cheeze (greek Cheeze)
    4.Mixed pork and chicken adobo lots of garlic and onion
    5.Indian curry (very spicy of course)
    6.Sunday Roast (British sunday dinner) with stuffed vineleaves and greenbeans cooked with tomatoes
    7.Tuyo or Dried fish with tomatoes and ginger salad
    8.Ginataang Ampalaya
    9.Chicken Tikka Masala
    10.And my mum’s pilipit and puto

    Feb 26, 2008 | 6:10 am

  47. Joseph says:

    I think instead of 10 items for my last meal, my last wish is to have dinner at the top 10 restaurants in the world. 1 restaurant a year so I can extend my death for another 10 yrs.

    1 El Bulli – Spain – World’s Best Restaurant
    2 The Fat Duck – UK
    3 Pierre Gagnaire – France
    4 The French Laundry – USA Best in the Americas
    5 Tetsuya’s – Australia Best in Australasia
    6 Bras – France
    7 Mugaritz – Spain
    8 Le Louis XV – Monaco
    9 Per Se – USA
    10 Arzak – Spain

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:06 am

  48. Mignette says:

    1. Lanzones
    2. Guyabano
    3. Mango
    4. Mangosteen
    5. Grilled Prawns and Lobster
    6. Pancit Malabon
    7. Grilled Eggplant with tomatoes, kesong puti, and pajo
    8. Rosti and Bratwurst with onion sauce
    9. Grilled Pork
    10. Sinantulan

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:11 am

  49. tabchie says:

    1. Ginataang kuhol with a little bit of chilli
    2. Crispy pata sa San Roque Navotas
    3. Puto na parang mamon cupcake sa Navotas pa rin
    4. Special Pancit Malabon
    5. Fishball/Squidball with sweet& hot sauce
    6. Pinakamasarap na lugaw with tokwa’t baboy
    7. The best & biggest siopao asado you can find
    8. Perfect Roast Pork with malutong na skin, with lashing of the fluffiest, creamy & buttery mash potatoes, honey oven roasted carrots, steamed broccoli/cauliflower & masarap na gravy
    9. Indian butter chicken with cheese & spinach naan bread
    10. Indian mango na hilaw na malutong with freshly cooked ginisang bagoong with fried garlic and crispy bits of cooked pork fat.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:51 am

  50. britelite says:

    1.adobong squid
    3.steamed shrimps from the fishpond
    4.pancit palabok
    5.roasted duck
    7.steamed crabs
    8.rellenong bangus
    9.chicken barbecue
    10.dinuguan from ernings
    for dessert:FIC ice cream and pastillas de leche

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:53 am

  51. meekerz says:

    in no particular order:
    – my mom’s prawns thermidor
    – chargrilled rib-eye steak
    – lobster with a mild garlic sauce
    – authentic peking duck
    – hong kong style fried pigeon
    – mango
    – hershey’s chocolate
    – casa marcos marsicos soup (i miss casa marcos!!!)
    – inihaw na liempo
    – ginataang alimasag

    Feb 26, 2008 | 9:33 am

  52. shalimar says:

    random thought:
    1. creamed asparagus soup with truffle oil
    2. fresh oysters
    3. a small bowl of angel hair pasta with shaved black truffles
    4. seared florentine steaks
    5. my own oxtail soup
    6. frito misto ala mare
    7. greek lamb chops
    8. gyro
    9. baklava
    10.a bowl of spinach salad or roquette with homemade dressing

    Feb 26, 2008 | 10:14 am

  53. bugsybee says:

    Just reading the lists here makes me ready to die and I hope I go straight to Food Heaven, if there is one.

    (1) smoked salmon, (2) lechon (skin only), (3) steamed shrimps, (4) crabs with plenty of aligue, (5) Indian mangoes with guinamos bisaya, (6) longganisang Lucban, (7) bagnet, (8) pancit molo (to wash down everything), (9) tokwa’t baboy and (10) tamarind candies (does this count as “food”?) … let me change that to my dad’s roast beef.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 10:25 am

  54. CecileJ says:

    Apicio, welcome back! We missed you and your witty, insightful, deadpan, tongue-in-cheek comments! Had to make do with Lee and Silly Lolo in the meantime. JOKE, guys!!!!

    I refuse to participate in this poll simply because it would trigger such cravings…and subsequent bingeing that I may indeed be brought prematurely to my Last Supper.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 10:48 am

  55. carina says:

    1. Guinataang curacha (i’m not sure if that’s how it was cooked in zamboanga)
    2. steamed seafood platter (i’m from pampanga, so it’s not that often to enjoy authentic seafood, so i’d like to share this with my family)
    3. calderetang baka
    4. sinampalukang (usbong ng sampaloc) native na manok
    5. ilocos pinakbet
    6. nilagang pork ribs
    7. nilagang talong, sitaw, okra with guinisang bagoong alamang at buro
    8. piniritong dilis at daing na pusit w/itlog na maalat at kamatis
    9. halo-halo
    10. sampelot (guinatan)

    i can imagine how my family and friends would love this. that is the only thing that would make this dinner extra, extra, special.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 11:05 am

  56. ratacutie says:

    1. Fresh shrimps (swahe or putian) steamed and salted just right
    2. King crabs (alimango)
    3. Ribeye steak
    4. Laswa
    5. Diwal
    6. Real deep sea scallops (the fat white with a bit of orange tongue kind)
    7. Lechon (cooked the visayan way)
    8. Crab bisque
    9. Chicharon Bulaklak
    10. Calamares
    11. Popeye’s Fried Chicken (any branch in the US)
    12. Cold Stone or Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
    13. Sansrival
    14. Banana Cream Pie

    Feb 26, 2008 | 11:38 am

  57. Lani says:

    1. crispy pata
    2. kare-kare
    3. buko pandan or buko salad
    4. lansones
    5. atis
    6. halabos na sugpo
    7. taba ng talangka
    8. cheesecake
    9. chicharong baboy
    10. pastillas de leche

    Feb 26, 2008 | 11:51 am

  58. Lyna says:

    1. pritchon
    2. mary grace cheese rolls
    3. dried adobo
    4. mango fish
    5. real tiramisu
    6. tea and scones with fresh cream & jam
    7. blueberry cheesecake
    8. CPK oriental salad
    9. prawns with lemon butter sauce
    10. boursin cheese with crackers

    Feb 26, 2008 | 11:59 am

  59. Mila says:

    Ruminating on this topic for two days made me realize one thing – I love dessert. So instead of thinking of all the porky and seafoody stuff I would have for the meal, I came down to fruits and desserts I would want at the end:

    1. a perfect buttery mango
    2. a white peach with a scent that would make my soul go straight to heaven
    3. 3 to 5 sweet and tart queen anne cherries
    4. a chilled lychee straight from the tree
    5. a kilo of mangosteen, ripe and ready
    6. a cup of strawberries, chilled with a dollop of cream and honey
    7. a slice of pineapple drizzled with salt and chilli
    8. a pear, chilled, juicy

    …at the end of the fruit medley, I would have a scoop of freshly made vanilla ice cream, and one dark chocolate truffle from any of the best chocolatiers of the world. No added flavor to the truffle, just cream and chocolate.

    I did struggle with whether or not to have a cheese plate. Sigh. As for company, my friends and family would have to like all the fruits, so that sort of limits who would be there, as it’s really my party! They can take in the view: pacific ocean, moon just about to rise while the sun is setting.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 12:10 pm

  60. maria says:

    i would like to have my last supper gathering by a cliff overlooking taal lake. each invited family member will bring their own famous dish…

    1. nanang gori’s chicharon
    2. tio roming’s atis ice cream
    3. ate lorna’s kare-kare
    4. ate prising’s uvud
    5. ate josie’s lapu-lapu fillet in lemon sauce
    6. kuya jun’s barbecue pork ribs
    7. ate mercy’s greek chicken
    8. rommel’s steak
    9. mom’s jambalaya

    and lastly, i’ll be making my own
    10. apple toffee walnut rolls

    it would be a wonderful sight…everyone would be talking about the skeletons in the family’s closet and laugh their heads off. after that…i’ll just jump off the cliff…and die happy.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 12:34 pm

  61. Deedee says:

    1. Mushrooms
    2. Talaba
    3. Century Egg
    4. Steak
    5. Vanilla Ice Cream
    6. A Decadent Chocolate Cake
    7. Lobsters
    8. Vigan Longganisa
    9. Bicol Express
    10. Fish Laing

    Feb 26, 2008 | 1:08 pm

  62. marlon says:

    1. Sisig Kabalen
    2. Batangas Bulalo
    3. Steamed Alimango/Lobster
    4. Pinikpikang Manok
    5. Sinampalukang Manok sa Bulaklak
    6. Inihaw na Bangus at Talong
    7. Inihaw na Tamban at Manggang Hilaw
    8. Lime & Mango Sherbet
    9. New York or Blueberry Cheesecake
    10. Buko Pandan Salad.

    Feb 26, 2008 | 1:34 pm

  63. KittyM says:

    What a great topic! Reading the other posts got me hungry and got me thinking.Mine would be particular dishes from certain restaurants:
    1. Manchurian Calamares from North Park
    2. Bread and secret sauce from Cafe Ysabel
    3. Pork Sisig and green rice from Guilligans Island
    4. Mixed Tempura from Kimpura
    5. Unagi Sushi from Kimpura
    6. Mushroom Risotto from Bellinis
    7. Lemon Chicken from Super Bowl
    8. Fresh Lumpia from DEC
    9. Grava Lax from Camp John Hay
    10.Salad with all the trimmings from Sonya’s Garden

    Feb 26, 2008 | 1:51 pm

  64. Winky says:

    This got me thinking… it would be a list of things hard to find in Dallas for sure!

    1. Alejo’s Lechon (ribs part where the meat is thready, salty and smells rich with garlic, and the skin!)
    2. Dimsum Break’s spring rolls
    3. Seared Tuna Sashimi at Formo… with a pitcher of Mojitos
    4. East West’s Bananas and Hazelnut crepes
    5. My chef friend Rey’s California Maki with salmon roe
    6. Mama’s Caldereta
    7. Derek Dytian’s Lengua estofada
    8. Tabo sa Banay’s Steaming hot Bulalo
    9. Kaona Grill’s Sinugbang Baboy
    10. The sweetest Mangoes from my suki in ChongHua

    After all that, I’ll either die happy or of a coronary! This was fun…

    Feb 26, 2008 | 3:29 pm

  65. bottomsup says:

    Will start off w/..
    1. a McDonald’s breakfast: Sausage McMuffin w/ hash browns, with a large siding of twister fries dipped in their vanilla ice cream!

    Then randomly afterwards…

    2. a hot bowl of smooth, freshly-made taho swimming in dark syrup and lots and lots of soft sago from the neighborhood vendor
    3. S&R’s roast chicken (Yes it’s my ultimate chicken favorite!!! Anyone have any ideas what ingredients go into making it?)
    4. Via Mare’s Puto Bumbong
    5. One round of Gloriamaris’ steaming hotpot w/ lots of slices of imported fat beef and mushroom balls and watercress
    6. Paella Negra (the one being sold in a big paellera at the Salcedo Market!)
    7. Aristocrat’s BBQ Chicken w/ Java Rice
    7. A giant glass of Royal Milk Tea w/ extra sago from Bubble Tea
    8. All my favorite pizzas (Napoli’s thin crust, Shakey’s cheezy crust!)
    9. Fook Yuen’s crabs cooked in their own special white sauce (Coconut-milk/curry-based? Can never figure out what goes into it too)… w/ mounds of rice of course
    10. A tub of FIC’s green tea ice cream

    Ahh… did you notice the error in my numbering? Completely intentional! How could I just stick to 10? hehehe

    Feb 26, 2008 | 4:20 pm

  66. TeddyTon says:

    1.Medium Rare steak from Fridays
    2.Meatballs from Old Spaghetti House
    3.Asian Salad from Next Door
    4.Kare-Kare from Lime88
    5.Spicy Kakiage from Teriyaki Boy
    6.Duck in pancakes from Gloria Maris
    7.Batchoy from Teds in iloilo
    8.My moms fresh Gabi stew ( i don’t know what its called)
    9. Baked Oysters
    10.Any dessert frrom Cafe Ysabelle

    Feb 26, 2008 | 5:56 pm

  67. The Steak Lady says:

    Grade 10 Kobe Steak
    Thang long Crabs
    Salmon Sashimi
    Slow cooked kare kare
    Prawns in lemon butter sauce
    Ebi Tempura
    Oysters with foie gras of Lolo Dad’s
    Molten chocolate cake
    Mango sago (yay!)

    Feb 26, 2008 | 6:37 pm

  68. lee says:

    Cecile J :) Apicio is the comment overlord, Silly Lolo is the comment sage, I am just a comma in their comments. I cannot make a list, all I have in mind are burjers… burjers…

    Feb 26, 2008 | 6:43 pm

  69. suzette says:

    1. foie gras on a bed of the freshest salad greens
    2. raw oysters
    3. asparagus, baby carrots and portobello mushrooms
    4. salmon sashimi
    5. medium well wagyu beef
    6. steamed lobster
    7. indian chicken curry w/ nan bread
    8. angel hair pasta w/ pesto or sun dried tomatoes
    9. cheesesakes from cheesecake factory
    10. chocolate fountain w/ asstd fruits

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:18 pm

  70. suzette says:

    what’s yours mm?

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:19 pm

  71. Marketman says:

    suzette, good question…heehee… let me see:

    A western 5…

    1. Caviar, beluga malossol and served unadulterated
    2. Foie Gras, seared
    3. Lobster, poached in butter
    4. Kobe Beef, seared and served rare
    5. Raspberries with whipped or heavy cream

    A Pinoy Five…

    6. Kinilaw na Malasugui, made from a writhing live fish
    7. Lechon Skin, about 30 square inches, from a pig whose butt is still steaming
    8. Sinigang na Sugpo, broth made from scratch only, of course
    9. Pako Salad, last two inches of the unfurling tips only
    10. Ripe Cebu Mango, served at exactly 70 degrees F

    Has anyone noticed that there are hardly ANY vegetable dishes mentioned up above???

    Feb 26, 2008 | 7:36 pm

  72. u8mypinkcookies says:

    1. sinigang na hipon
    2. seafood arrabiata
    3. grilled steak with corn on a cob and mashed potato
    4. pad thai w/ shrimps and chicken satay
    5. pancit malabon w/ puto Pangasinan
    6. Choco Kiss’ devils food cake
    7. Conti’s Baked Salmon
    8. Chocolat’s chocolate carrot cake
    9. sweet & sour lapu-lapu
    10. assorted kakanin from Dolor’s

    sayang 10 lang! haha :)

    Feb 26, 2008 | 9:17 pm

  73. Maria Clara says:

    Lobster sandwich with french fries
    Lobster thermidor with rice pilaf
    Fillet mignon, porterhouse, T-bone and rib eye steaks medium rare with truffle mashed potatoes
    Well seared rare kobe beef with wasabi mashed potatoes
    Aged cheese platter with strawberries, grapes, nuts, crackers and wine
    Well done grilled tuna belly with plain steamed rice with patis and calamansi dipping sauce
    Lechon fresh from the pit belly portion with good spicy liver sauce
    Ubod fresh lumpia with seafoods
    Ripe chilled carabao mangoes
    Sans Rival

    Feb 27, 2008 | 2:47 am

  74. ditto says:

    1. Tapang San Andres-silog
    2. Vigan logganisa, hubad
    3. seared foie gras
    4. roast prime rib, medium rare
    5. adobo flakes
    6. roast goose
    7. fresh grouper steamed with ginger
    8. perfectly ripe mango
    9. steamed lobsters with a side of garlic butter sauce
    10. fresh chu toro sushi

    …death by gluttony. or heart disease.

    Feb 27, 2008 | 5:12 am

  75. eej says:

    I have to sit on this one for a day to mull over. Considering the somber occasion, I would definitely go back to basics and embrace everything with love and gratitude together with family and friends.

    1. Grilled bone/skinless chicken drizzled with lemon
    2. Sauteed spinach with cherry tomatoes and minced garlic
    3. Sourdough Jack and Chocolate shake from Jack in the Box
    4. Steamed Striped Sea Bass
    5. Pinakbet
    6. Dimsum steamed item staples i.e. Har Gao, Siomai, Char Sio Bao, stuffed Tofu
    7. Organic fresh Oranges, Blueberries, Pears and Cebu Mangoes
    8. Oven fresh baked French Bread paired with herbed infused olive oil and vinegar dipping sauce
    9. Apple Pie a la Mode
    10. Decadent gooey chocolate cake and fresh brewed coffee.

    Feb 27, 2008 | 6:59 am

  76. cleo says:

    1. sampaloc candy the maisim kind with lots of rock salt
    2. inihaw na bangus and tilapia from pangasinan
    3. very hot sisig
    4. indian lamb curry, garlic and cheese nan, lassi
    5. rocky road ice cream
    6. green mango salad
    7. balat ng lechon with liver sauce
    8. pancit canton
    9. inihaw na pusit
    10. bulalo

    Feb 27, 2008 | 9:05 am

  77. CecileJ says:

    Lee, I caught the Abalos burjers comment, too, and had a really good laugh… So you are definitely not a comma. You are an exclamation point!!!! (Sorry, MM. A little side conversation going on here…)

    Feb 27, 2008 | 11:01 am

  78. Eileen Clement says:

    1- Ulcing’s lechon
    2- steamed sugpo and alimango
    3- inihaw na bangus and pusit
    4- RICE – with aligue and calamansi
    5- COKE – regular!
    6- dinengdeng
    7- manggang hilaw, kamatis, lasuna, itlog na maalat, inihaw na talong, talbos ng kangkong/sayote/kamote, bagoong salad station
    8- sisig
    9- rhum cake/ bibingka/puto bumbong (dessert station)
    10- french-pressed coffee

    Feb 27, 2008 | 5:26 pm

  79. Trish says:

    Definitely a superb meal personally prepared by MM !!!

    Feb 27, 2008 | 6:11 pm

  80. Eileen says:

    In no particular order:

    1. Crabs sauted in garlic and aligue
    2. Burong taba ng talangka with rice & calamansi
    3. Green mangoes with bagoong
    4. Lechon skin (Elar’s or Lechon Cebu)
    5. Prawns in Chili Garlic Sauce
    6. Peking Duck
    7. Good quality oysters – sweet, fat & juicy!
    8. Grilled good quality steak with corn on the cob and truffle mashed potatoes
    9. Foi gras
    10. Ice cream, chocolates and fresh cherries for dessert!

    Feb 27, 2008 | 9:04 pm

  81. The Steak Lady says:

    hahaha, i was about to make the same obervation MM! guilty. didn’t have vegetables on my top ten ;-)

    Feb 28, 2008 | 12:31 am

  82. Lani says:

    It’s my last supper, MM, so let’s forget about healthy foods, hahahaha, but I have fruits on my top ten.

    Feb 28, 2008 | 10:54 am

  83. asianfoodie says:

    Hello everyone, this is my first time to post, I have definitely been a long-time “lurker” on this site. My friends and I play this game whenever we go on long drives or are stuck in airports. We had to separate the “last 10” main dishes vs. “last 10” desserts or drinks because there was never enough space..

    1. peking duck skin (ala Dadong Resto, Beijing)
    2. super juicy XiaolongBao (Din tai fung, Taiwan)
    3. Freshly made hakaw and cheongfun/rice rolls (breakfast fare in HK)
    4. My mom’s Double boiled pork soup (bahkuteh)
    Other Asian:
    5. Thai pomelo salad
    6. Lemongrass pork with dried rice noodles (it’s a vietnamese dish, the noodles i think are called Bun)
    7. Fresh salmon sashimi, served with cold green soba!
    8. Laing
    9. Lechon skin
    10. Halo halo

    Feb 28, 2008 | 12:01 pm

  84. jules winnfield says:

    a chicharon buffet table (with fat, w/o fat, with skin, with hair, puff-type, bulaklak, bituka, etc etc with foodcart-type crispy fried chicken skin and ass at the corner)

    death-by-garlic fried rice with partial tutong rice (and garlic)

    a scooping station of crab aligue (for the rice)

    crispy beef ribmeat

    batangas spicy goat kaldereta

    standing rib eye roast usda prime

    frenched lamb roast new zealand spring

    seared chilean seabass

    a bathtub of ben&jerrys cookie dough

    gorgonzola cheese

    Feb 28, 2008 | 1:03 pm

  85. Epi says:

    1. Grilled Calamari from Ocean Basket South Africa
    2. A Moroccan Pigeon Pie
    3. A superb Italian Osso Buco
    4. Moroccan Chicken or Shrimp Tajine
    5. Spicy Lechon Cebu
    6. Authentic Italian Pizza
    7. In and Out Burger
    8. New York Pastrami
    9. Chicharon
    10.Japanese Peach in Season

    Feb 28, 2008 | 4:18 pm

  86. Pia says:

    itlog na maalat and kamatis
    my dad’s inihaw na bangus
    inihaw na liempo
    the sweetest mangoes in season
    gulaman at sago

    Okay, now I’m hungry…

    Feb 28, 2008 | 9:43 pm

  87. ging says:

    grilled fresh lobsters
    pate de foie gras
    greek salad
    toast with really good quality butter and jam
    callos, the way it used to be made at Front Row in Cebu
    flaming cheese from cyma, boracay
    fresh mango and banana from mama’s farm
    sashimi with lots of wasabi
    pochero from marjo’s in capitol site, cebu city

    Feb 28, 2008 | 11:58 pm

  88. paul says:

    appetizer: hamachi sashimi
    appetizer: baked oyster with manchego cheeze and jamon serano on the side.
    salad: green salad with vinaigrette topped with pan fried foie gras
    soup: shrimp gumbo
    four legged meat: kobe rib eye
    fowl: fried pigeon
    crustacian: salt and pepper sea mantis (alupihang dagat)
    fish: steamed president fish(ludong from tuguegarao)
    fruit: mango zabanglione
    cake: cheeze cake
    wine: a good rose wine

    Mar 1, 2008 | 12:55 pm

  89. Tobi says:

    Sangkatutak na lechon with lots of skin and fats
    kilawin maski ano na!and beer
    crabs with coconut milk and kangkong
    Pritong bangus with suka and toyo
    Lots of rice!!! and more rice
    Deep fried whole grouper with salted blackbeans
    Chicharon and more chicharon (laman loob and taba, yey)
    dinuguan with puto
    2-day old adobong baboy
    If the above won’t put me in a glorious coma and then to heaven, I might as well be alive and keep eating Filipino food.

    Mar 2, 2008 | 11:18 am

  90. michelle says:

    lechon paksiw
    pork sinigang
    my yaya’s korean beef
    white puto with cheese from bulacan or puto cake
    lechon manok from senor pedro
    tibok tibok from susie’s in pampanga
    white chocolate truffles
    TKO from bouchon bakery
    rose macaroons from bizu

    Mar 3, 2008 | 8:00 pm

  91. andie says:

    pako salad (like MM, tips only)
    white truffle in olive oil and garlic
    lechon Cebu (with sukang paombong and garlic/salt dip)
    unagi no kabayaki (grilled eel)
    ginataang kalabasa (coconut milk has to be thick)
    steamed alimango (with lots of aligue)
    hot steamed jasmine rice
    tikoy (specially made-to-order from somebody my aunt knows in tayabas, quezon)
    mangosteen from Zamboanga
    authentic italian tiramisu and a double espresso to end a truly heavenly (!) meal…

    Mar 3, 2008 | 9:55 pm

  92. enna says:

    1. cheese cake
    2. gooey chocolatey mousse cake
    3. lechon manok
    4. siopao asado
    5. spaghetti w/meatballs
    6. seafood pizza super thin crust with lots of hot sauce!
    7. guinataang kalabasa with okra
    8. chicken curry
    9. ube ice cream
    10.coke zero.

    Mar 6, 2008 | 9:28 pm

  93. jafores says:

    2.Otoro Sushi
    3.Shanghai “Hairy” Crab
    4.Steamed Maine Lobster
    6.Peter Luger Steak
    7.Lawry’s Prime Rib
    8.Matsuzaka Beef
    9.Peter Luger Pecan Pie
    10.Royal Tru Orange

    Mar 8, 2008 | 3:00 pm

  94. mercy uy says:

    my 10 must eat food at twilight..
    1. prawn tempura freshly bought from Dampa in Macapagal.
    2. menudo by my lola
    3. phad thai by my Chef son
    4. Lawry’s prime rib or Intercon
    5. tinapa with red egg and tomatoes
    6. monggo with tinapa
    7. pork sinigang
    8. pork liempo grilled with salt only
    9. turon with langka
    10.ube halaya by my mother

    Jun 24, 2008 | 2:18 pm

  95. shalum says:

    this is fun! my list would be:

    1. CdO Lechon
    2. The Barn Lechon manok
    3. Conti’s Baked Salmon
    4. My mom’s fried rice
    5. Gaudi’s steak
    6. Razon’s Halo-halo
    7. Sinigang
    8. Amici’s Genovese con Gamberetti
    9. Kinilaw ala CdO
    10. Coca-cola!!!!!

    Nov 4, 2009 | 5:04 pm

  96. Helen says:

    1. Lechon Cebu from Talisay
    2. Seared Foie Gras on Fresh Salad
    3. My Mom’s Humba with Hard Boiled Eggs
    4. Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Jelly
    5. Authentic Peking Duck
    6. My mom’s Sotanghon
    7. Prawns Baked in Butter and Garlic
    8. Chili Crabs ( Female with lots of Aligue)
    9. My Mom’s Fried Misua
    10. New York Cheese Cake
    11. Black Paella (Either from La Tienda or Casa Armas)

    Nov 20, 2009 | 9:24 pm

  97. redrod says:

    10. Qing Chao Dou Miao
    9. Halaan (tinola style with dahon ng sili). Tied with Baliwag Lechon Manok
    8. Uni Temaki
    7. Vietnamese Phở from Phở Viet Huang in Manhattan or Phở Vietnam in Brooklyn
    8. In n’ Out Double Double
    6. Wagyu Beef from Craftsteak or Wagyu Robata from Ono
    5. Lechon Cebu or Cochinillo Asado from Asador Real in Madrid
    4. Shredded Beef Tacos from Tito’s Tacos in West L.A.
    3. Hamachi Kama – broiled, not grilled
    2. Kobe Beef Sliders (bite size burgers)
    1. Inihaw na Maliputo from Taalena Restaurant in Tagaytay

    Jan 9, 2010 | 2:44 am


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