RT Cunningham


Hot Wings and Ranch Dressing - Great Food for Birthday Celebrations

hot wings Some people call them buffalo wings, supposedly because they were invented in Buffalo, New York. We (me and the people I know) call them hot wings.

My birthday (birth anniversary, really) comes up in a couple of days and I told my wife, Josie, all I want is hot wings. Josie knows how to make them the way I like them.

Hot Wings and Ranch Dressing

Some people like to use blue cheese dressing but I don’t like that particular flavor. I like to dip the hot wings in ranch dressing. I do the same thing with raw celery, carrots and broccoli.

If we can’t find ranch dressing in any of the local grocery stores, we can make it ourselves. Here’s a recipe for homemade ranch dressing. Seriously, though, all those ingredients aren’t necessary as long as we have mayonnaise and vinegar.

Josie makes the hot wings with chicken wings (naturally), real butter and Frank’s Redhot. We can find all the ingredients at the local market in downtown Olongapo (or at the Royal Subic store at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone). She makes enough at one time to feed 10 people.

Filipinos don’t Seem to Like Hot Wings

They like to use the word anghang instead of spicy, although it’s not a direct translation. Most of my relatives in this compound will eat one of the wings and then they’re done. It’s too spicy for them. There’s usually enough wings to satisfy me many times over.

What goes good with hot wings? Beer, but that’s only my opinion. I rarely drink beer but I can handle San Mig Light on occasion. Most of the people around me like to drink one flavor of soda or another but I only drink soda if I’m mixing it with rum. Otherwise, it seems way too sweet to me.

Fun? Hot wings, beer and karaoke night. Alas, we’re too poor this month to pay for more than the chicken - we already have the butter and hot sauce. No, I don’t want to get into the reasons why right now.

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By RT Cunningham
November 26, 2017
Food and Drink