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Where’s the best carbonara?
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I know, don’t look at food photos at night.
But look at this Spaghetti a la Carbonara

Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,

Did you know that carbonara is ’80s dish here in the Philippines?
That’s when carbonara became “uso” as far as I know.
My sister makes the best carbonara in the world. Good thing I don’t live with her, otherwise….

Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,
Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,

It’s haunting me!

Spaghetti, alla, Carbonara,

Eat, Pray, Love has to be one of the corniest movies I’ve ever seen.
But there’s one scene I recall where Julia Roberts eats carbonara like there’s no tomorrow.
I can’t cook, but luckily I’m married to a chef.
Here’s that Eat, Pray, Love carbonara recipe from People Weekly. Try it if you wish.

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patty betita

Carbonara is my favorite pasta dish of all time:-) I better copy this recipe!!! Thanks, Chuva!

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Mimie

melo’s has nice carbonara too

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Isabela Reyna

CARBONARA is in the style of the coal miner. That is why it has freshly ground black pepper. Traditionally they used guancialle which is the cured jowl of the pork. Now a days pancetta and bacon are used. I don’t know why people think that carbonara here in the Philippines is cream based. It is a common misnomer maybe because they relate carbon paper that is white to the look of carbonara which is predominantly just creamy because of the yolks and cheese and fat combined. It reminds me off another falsely identified pasta sauce the MARINARA. Hmmmm……I do irk… Read more »

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I love those clear plates. Are they your sister’s? Do you know where I can buy?

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CVS Reply:

no my sister’s. i got it from flickr lang

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Guest

Long time lurker and avid reader. I just felt the need to comment about Angelinos hoping that the owners also read your blog. I so miss their pasta buranella and angelizzas. I remember I found something in the net mentioning a group that would bring back Angelinos, I emailed them and got a reply that they are working on it. That was maybe 2 years ago…still no Angelinos. Sad…

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CVS Reply:

you know what I miss that roll that has ground beef and chicken

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I remember Carbonara being introduced at the old Sugarhouse in Greenhills. Yes 80s! Shux. But my fave was the one from Choo Choo Junction, still in Greenhills. I was such a cream-based pasta kid, but I now prefer the tomato or the olive oil-based ones.

Speaking of Angelinos, I miss their Tomato Mushroom soup. Argh!

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Bing

Just the way you make authentic Italian carbonara yummm

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best carbonara for me is in L’Incontro! But I haven’t been there in ages! Must pay them a visit and hope that the carbonara is still as good as a I remember it 😀

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thanks

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can’t wait to try your recipe. hope i can cook it well. thanks 🙂

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skydiver

i so love pasta and pizza. makapag-cpk nga mamaya. anybody wanna come with me?

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CDR

Angelino’s and Penguin were totally where I got my carbonara fix! Nowadays I have to travel to Montreal for good Carbonara but with this recipe, maybe I won’t have too. Thanks for sharing!

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Pia Uson

thanks for sharing..that carbonara photo really looks good! i was just wondering if the eggs with cheese will be added as it is? no need to cook over fire? isn’t that kinda not safe coz raw egg might be source of bacteria/salmonella?

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Minnesotta Reply:

The heat of the pasta will “cook” the eggs and cream. I’ve made carbonara this way many times and I haven’t had problems.

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lasaltwittsta Reply:

cool! thank you for the information! i’m excited to try it this weekend :9

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Minnesotta

The heat of the pasta will “cook” the eggs and cream. I’ve made carbonara this way many times and I haven’t had problems.

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lasaltwittsta

cool! thank you for the information! i’m excited to try it this weekend :9

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Oh my! First the Pepper Lunch banner that made me crave for Chicken Shake Shake Salad. And now this entry! I’m suuuuper hungry in an ungodly hour of the day! *cries* Your sister’s carbonara looks delish! Natakam tuloy ako sa pasta, makapagyaya nga ng Cibo toms–oops, later na pala. I also miss Angelino’s, especially the one in Tagaytay. Fond memories. 🙂 Will try the carbonara recipe this weekend, thanks for sharing Ms. C! 🙂 [Reply]CVS Reply:March 30th, 2011 at 2:06 AMthat’s not my sister’s carbonara, sorry. it is a file photo from Flickr. if you click the photo you will… Read more »

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donatski

thanks for sharing the recipe… i remembered my favorite carbonara was at Angelinos back in the early 90s… are they still in business? [Reply]CVS Reply:March 30th, 2011 at 1:13 AMsadly i think they’re closed. I miss Angelino’s too [Reply]donatski Reply:March 30th, 2011 at 1:14 AMthat was mine and my husband’s favorite date place… 🙁 [Reply]Olive Reply:March 30th, 2011 at 6:40 AMThat’s where I answered my ex-husband…=) firstlady73 Reply:March 31st, 2011 at 10:40 AMThat’s where I had my 18th birthday! It was their first time to host such an event. And my motif was blue… which led to people asking if… Read more »

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bornon1027

OMG i was just about to comment about angelino’s!!! their dishes there are incomparable, even the current italian restos we have don’t measure up to their food… super super sayang they closed down, whatever happened to it??? i used to eat a lot at their wilson, megamall and galleria branches… their caesar salad and pizzas were to die for and yes, that was where my love affair with carbonara started too… i sure do hope they open again =) btw, the “authentic” carbonara as made by the italians really does use raw eggs. i once cooked it that way after… Read more »

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omnesia

We miss Angelino’s and I’m sure Hubert Webb does, too!

Ang galing mo Cecile… carbonara is really so 80s, akala nating lahat sosyal na sosyal at sophisticated basta carbonara ang ulam sa bahay or order sa restaurant hehehe

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Marchbabaran

That made me want to eat pasta. As in now na. Yum!

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donhey

May carbonara ba sa Pepper? sorry po wala po kasing pepper dito sa cdo. try nyo kaya mag branch out once ayala will open next year dito. 🙂

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The only dish I order at Penguin was carbonara.

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CVS Reply:

that and Calamaraki :{

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CVS Reply:

do you serve that at Frazzled?

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Jude Lopez Mancuyas Reply:

That’s so easy to do. I have all the ingredients available, from the Pancetta to the Pecorino Romano.

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CVS Reply:

so I’m gonna be there soon!

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Thanks for sharing. I love carbonara, too 🙂 The recipe looks easy to follow 🙂

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