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Find out where you can find us and have some tasty Filipino food!

 

 

Platitos or small plates are the Philippine’s version of Spanish Tapas. Filipino food is arguably the world’s original fusion food, drawing influences from its original Malay roots, three hundred years of Spanish (via Mexico) rule along with Chinese and other Asian traders. Truly a crossroads of the world over several centuries. Flavours may draw on the natural sweet cane vinegar produced there or soy sauce introduced from China. Spanish influences may come through in the use of paprika and other spices. Coconuts grow in abundance, so coconut milk is often found in dishes as well as fruits such as mango. Also, being a group of some 7000 islands, fresh fish and seafood figure prominently.

As a result of this rich culinary heritage, Filipinos love to eat and love varied tastes. Platitos are a perfect way for friends to gather and sample a number of small dishes, argue over which is best (or whose mother makes a better version) and then order yet more just to be sure of their choice. In truth, they are all good and the eating and debating will go on until the restaurant really has to close…only to be re-run at the next meal

Join us for a very special evening of delicious and authentic Filipino food, where Roni will be serving up her delicious Platitos menu accompanied by our specially designed Cocktail menu for the occasion at The Cricketers Croydon. 

Date: 27 July 2019 

Where: The Cricketers Croydon – 107 Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6SG

How to get there by train:

From Clapham Junction – take Southern Train to East Croydon – Take the tram heading to New Addington – Get down at Lebanon Road Tram Stop

From Wimbledon – take tram heading to New Addington – Get down at Lebanon Road Tram Stop

Reserve your place here for Lunch

Reserve your place here for Dinner

Kamayan is a Tagalog word that translates to “by hand” and refers to the traditional Filipino style of eating—communally, and without plates or utensils. Though the practice faded under pressure from colonial rule, kamayan-style feasts are enjoying a resurgence. 

A typical kamayan meal features a table covered in smooth, waxy banana leaves, a natural substitute for plates and placemats. Spread along the leaves is typical Filipino fare, including prawns, barbequed pork, chicken adobo, traditional Filipino sweet garlic sausage and more. And, essential to any Filipino meal, everything must be served with plenty of rice and sauces, such as shrimp paste, soy and fish sauce. Using their hands as spoons, diners scoop up rice and other ingredients and slide the gathered morsel into their mouths with their thumbs

Join us for a very special evening of delicious and authentic Filipino food accompanied by our specially designed Cocktail menu for the occasion. And remember, pick, pack and push with your thumb!

Date: 24 August 2019 

Where: The Cricketers Croydon – 107 Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6SG

How to get there by train:

From Clapham Junction – take Southern Train to East Croydon – Take the tram heading to New Addington – Get down at Lebanon Road Tram Stop

From Wimbledon – take the tram heading to New Addington – Get down at Lebanon Road Tram Stop

Book your place here for LunchBook your place here for Dinner

Roni will be bringing flavours of the Philippines to The Cricketers Croydon to serve her delicious BBQ and Beer menu. 

Her cooking is all about creating the flavours of the Philippines using local British produce together with choice and premium Philippine ingredients. Roni believes in using quality ingredients to create simple, tasty and meals.

Filipino food is arguably the world’s original fusion food, drawing influences from its original Malay roots, three hundred years of Spanish (via Mexico) rule along with Chinese and other Asian traders. Truly a crossroads of the world over several centuries. being a group of 700 plus islands, fresh fish and seafood are found in abundance. Carnivores are well catered for by beef and pork and exotic fruits and vegetables grow in its lush tropical islands.

Given this rich culinary heritage, it is hardly surprising that Filipinos love to eat. It’s also not surprising, given the year-round tropical heat, that many people decided cooking and eating outdoors was the thing to do. Consequently, a popular barbeque culture has built up, perhaps also unsurprisingly in the tropics, a cold beer was soon found to be the perfect accompaniment to barbecue food.  

Join us for a very special evening of delicious and authentic Filipino BBQ and beer night, with specialty crafted beers curated by the Cricketers Croydon.

Date: 21 September 2019 

Where: The Cricketers Croydon – 107 Addiscombe Road, Croydon CR0 6SG

How to get there by train:

From Clapham Junction – take Southern Train to East Croydon – Take the tram heading to New Addington – Get down at Lebanon Road Tram Stop

From Wimbledon – take the tram heading to New Addington – Get down at Lebanon Road Tram Stop

Reserve your place here