How to cook the “Bacon-Bagnet” dish of “Let’s be Sili” from Maginhawa, QC

Image by Let's Be Sili's Facebook Post

A good morning usually come with a good breakfast; of course there’s the usual bacon and egg, but why not try to infuse a Filipino style for a tastier, crispier meal?

And that’s what a restaurant features with their so-called “Bacon-Bagnet,” a combination of our two favorites!

From the ‘food trip capital of Quezon City,’ which is Maginhawa, Let’s Be Sili restaurant proudly presented their Bacon-Bagnet during GMA’s morning show “Unang Hirit”.

The man behind the idea is chef JB Calungcaguin, owner of Let’s Be Sili.

Together with host Love Añover-Lianko, the two demonstrated the easy step by step how it’s done:

  1. Boil liempo or batok (nape) part, because these parts’ fat-meat ratio is good, says the chef
  2. After boiling, when the skin is soft, refrigerate or freeze until the skin is dried. It doesn’t need to be hard, says the chef. The purpose of chilling is to get rid of the moisture and so that the skin’s temperature will be shocked when fried for that succesful ‘popping’ for crispier results.
  3. After chilling, you can now cut the pork into thin cuts, bacon style.
  4. Deep fry into a very hot cooking oil until golden-brown.

And there you have it, yummy Bacon-Bagnet!

Let’s Be Sili also features Kare-Kare (with Filipino peanut sauce) and Ginataan (with coconut milk) varieties of their Bacon Bagnet.

They also serve other dishes like Lechon Kawali bicol express, Nilasing na chicken Salpicao, Sizzling Gourmet Lucky Me Pancit Canton, and Sinigang na Grilled Liempo.

A serving of the Kare-Kare Bacon-Bagnet can be enjoyed at an affodable price of P165 which is already good for two, good for one if you call yourself a “Bagnet-Buster.”

Ikaw ba'y naghahanap ng kakaiba at masarap na pagkain? Tikman na ang aming KARE-KARE BACON BAGNET! 🍽🍽🍽Tara na sa LET'S BE SILI #108 Maginhawa St., Teachers village east, Quezon city

Posted by LETS BE SILI on Monday, August 21, 2017

Watch this video shared by GMA’s Unang Hirit via YouTube: