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6 Dishes to Pair with Tequila

March 21, 2024 | Flasked PH

6 Dishes to Pair with Tequila

What dishes that pair well with tequila?

  1. Adobo flank steak tacos
  2. Kinilaw na tanigue
  3. Sisig
  4. Lechon kawali
  5. Spicy chicken adobo skewers
  6. Bicol express


  • Tequila, a versatile spirit from Mexico celebrated for its rich flavors, is distilled from blue agave and offers distinct categories: blanco, reposado, and añejo.
  • Flasked invites you to explore the fusion of Mexican and Filipino flavors, creating an unforgettable gastronomic adventure with tequila as an excellent companion that elevates the culinary experience.

Whether you enjoy it through shots or in a cocktail, we’re here today to take you through the right food to eat with tequila – a Mexican drink loved by many worldwide. Made from the mighty blue agave, this spirit is not just a one-trick pony. It has various categories like blanco, reposado, and añejo, giving people lots of flavor profiles to choose from.

The next time you bring out your favorite bottle, let’s level up its taste by drinking it with the right food. We're about to unravel the perfect dance of flavors. We’ll provide you with some dishes to pair with tequila. Get ready for a taste explosion that'll make your taste buds throw a party!

Adobo Flank Steak Tacos

Let’s mix the tastes of Filipino & Mexican with a taco – the Adobo Flank Steak Tacos. This is a juicy grilled steak that’s soaked in the famous Filipino adobo marinade. It may be hard to believe, but this goes great with tequila!

We recommend taking this with a sip of Don Julio Blanco Tequila. Its clean and refreshing vibe cuts through the flavorful adobo marinade, giving your taste buds a zesty surprise. With its lively agave and citrus hints, it's like the perfect dance partner for the savory and spicy taco fiesta. Each bite becomes a taste adventure, with the tequila adding its smooth and energetic twist to the bold flavors.

Kinilaw na Tanigue

Time to talk about a real tag team – Kinilaw na Tanigue and 1800 Blanco Tequila! Picture this: zesty mackerel ceviche meets the crisp vibes of blanco tequila.

Now, why 1800 Blanco? Well, it's like the cool sidekick to your ceviche adventure. The clean and crisp tequila vibes dance with the fresh, tangy punch of the kinilaw.



An essential for many Filipinos is sisig. This dish is made from diced and seasoned pig's ears, face, and liver. It may sound weird, but trust us, this should be on your food list. When served at a party, make sure to try it out with your favorite tequila. We recommend the Codigo 1530 Rosa Blanco Tequila.

This tequila, known for its mellow oakiness and delicate sweetness, can complement the richness of sisig. Its nuanced profile adds complexity to the dish, creating a flavorful balance. The vibrant and refreshing qualities of Rosa Blanco Tequila harmonize with the savory and smoky notes of sisig, offering a delightful and well-rounded pairing.

Lechon Kawali

Alright, let's talk about one of our faves – Lechon Kawali! No one can forget the juice and crispiness of this pork belly dish. So, what's the perfect partner for this Filipino classic? Enter Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila. The tequila's sharp, cool qualities complement the dish's rich and savory elements, creating a harmonious pairing.

Spicy Chicken Adobo Skewers

Alright, let's spice things up with some Spicy Chicken Adobo Skewers! Put a twist to a Filipino classic by making grilled chicken on a stick, soaking up all that spicy adobo goodness. Now, for the perfect match, we're bringing in Blanco tequila – the cool cat of the spirits world.

This tequila doesn't just chill; it turns the heat into a flavorful fiesta! The crisp and clean vibes balance out the spiciness, making every bite a thrill ride. The spicy chicken doing a tango with the lively Blanco tequila – it's a flavor dance-off that hits all the right notes.

Bicol Express

Bicol Express

Reposado tequila pairs perfectly with Bicol Express, a popular Bicolano cuisine that hits all the right points. It’s a delicious combination of spicy coconut milk, pork, and chiles wrapped in one dish.

Imagine a cozy night in with a plate of Bicol Express – creamy, spicy goodness. Now, let's dial it down a notch and introduce reposado tequila. It's like the James Bond of tequilas – smooth, sophisticated, and aged just right.

This tequila knows how to dance with the bold flavors of Bicol Express. Aged with care, it adds a touch of luxury with hints of wood that play nicely with the dish's complexity. Take a sip, and you'll see how the reposado tequila turns your dinner into a laid-back, satisfying experience.

Key Takeaway

Whether you crave the boldness of sisig, the spiciness of Bicol Express, the sweetness of bibingka cheesecake, or any other dishes to pair with tequila, this spirit stands as the perfect companion, elevating your culinary experience to new heights.

So, for an unforgettable culinary escapade, Flasked invites you to explore the rich tapestry of Filipino cuisine harmoniously paired with the diverse profiles of tequila. View our collections today and immerse yourself in the fusion of Mexican and Filipino flavors.

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