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I am Craving for Lamb Stew!

If I were to choose what I would like to eat right now whilst I’m recovering from the flu, (Mercifully, no: it’s not the dreaded AH1N1!) it would have to be the Irish Lamb Stew from Secret Recipe.  Trust me: it isn’t like any lamb stew you may have had in the past unless you’re the type who can actually make the sort of caldereta to make even the angels weep.

Imagine: a lamb shank cooked till the meat practically falls off the bone and melts in one’s mouth, its very substance adding body and savor to the dark gravy around it.  The dish comes with the usual accoutrements of stew: carrots and peas in the gravy and a crisp-chewy cloud of mashed potato on top.  (I keep wondering if there’s any dark beer in the gravy.  If there is, wow is all I can say. :D) 

It’s big enough for two – even three – people to share and you can opt for either a freshly baked bun or a cup of buttered rice to go with it.  (I vote for the rice.)  Seriously: you will find yourself gnawing the bone by the end of the meal and wishing you ordered another one – even if you’re already well-sated by the first!



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

2 thoughts on “I am Craving for Lamb Stew!

  1. hey, how much did the lamb stew go for? only tried secret recipe in kl (and had the laksa) but have a good feeling it isn’t all that expensive.

    oh, and loved the palabok post. i am a huge palabok lover. my first choice of pancit always 🙂

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