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Offline Gray Wolf

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Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« on: July 12, 2008, 12:58:13 AM »
Of all the empty plates, in all the towns, in all the world, she walked into mine....



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Re: Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 02:40:49 AM »
Yikes! The poor thing is about to be devoured. Alas, not by me.
So how was it? Looks like you\'re having a great meal.

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Re: Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 05:34:12 AM »
Yikes! The poor thing is about to be devoured. Alas, not by me.
So how was it? Looks like you\'re having a great meal.

malou
 

Malou,

Of course, it was awesome! So sweet, and so fresh, compared to what we have available back here in the US. I\'m sure that hipon had been happily swimming in the ocean only a few hours earlier. ;D ;D ;D I have found only one or two things in Filipino foods that I don\'t love. Those maliking hipon, by the way, were simply delicious. And I\'ve come to love the toyomansi sauce. I use it on almost all my meat, chicken or fish. It\'s a perfect combination for them. I\'ll usually add a bit of chopped chilis to spice it up a little for me.

During my last visit my family would go to the palenke every morning and buy something special for their Kuya Jack. Some days it would be a new fruit I\'d never tasted, other days it would be something simple like the big shrimp, or sometimes big prawn or crabs. I love seafood. And fruit. And manok. And baboy. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2008, 10:48:40 AM »
I\'m so glad you like Filipino food. My husband does, too. He is caucasian (Canadian) and he pretty much loves Asian food (Thai, Vietnamese).
We both like to add jalapeno pepper to our dishes and I can even handle those red devil peppers. I\'ve also introduced him to soy sauce (called shoyu here on Kauai) with lemon or kalamansi. I guess our problem is we both love \"see\" food, we see food, we eat \'em. He is the cook and I do dishes. Boy, does he make a mess when he\'s cooking ::). He uses lots of utensils. He\'s good at cooking Filipino dishes, as long as he has the recipe.

Although we live on an island, there aren\'t much seafood here. What I mean is, any sea creatures the fishermen catch are allocated towards the restaurants hence make them expensive for the locals. This is one of my beefs here. We have a shrimp farm here but unfortunately, two weeks ago, the shrimp farm had to be quarantined because the shrimps developed white spots on them (viral infection?).

So, we buy our seafood from Costco, a tad bit more affordable. Costco just opened their store here last October \'07 which made me very, very happy. We are transplants from California; moved here in 2004.

Well, I\'m glad you enjoyed your jumbo shrimps. I can\'t wait to visit Cebu again, hopefully, next year. We need to scout the island for when we retire there. When we do get to Cebu, I\'ll have lechon from Carcar, and those yummy freshly caught fishes. We will also visit Palawan. We were supposed to go there during our last trip but we got stranded in Mindoro instead. I can hardly wait!

This is indeed a very nice website. I enjoy reading everyone\'s posts.

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Re: Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 11:05:29 AM »
Jack.

Now that\'s Texas sized for sure!  ;D Never had the toyomansi sauce you mention. Actually never heard of it. What does it compare to?

Know what you mean about spiciness though. Love my Crystal Louisianna Hot Sauce! 8)

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I can\'t wait to visit Cebu again, hopefully, next year. We need to scout the island for when we retire there. When we do get to Cebu, I\'ll have lechon from Carcar, and those yummy freshly caught fishes.  

You need to go to Talisay City, Cebu for the Lecohon Inasal. They have a big fiesta featuring it every October. By the way, there\'s something I\'ve always wondered. Shouldn\'t it be spelled letson instead of lechon?  ;D ;)

And Carcar, or kotse-kotse as I like to call it, for Tsitsaron!!!!  Love my tsitsaron. With Louisianna Hot Sauce too.  8)
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Re: Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 12:18:10 PM »
Hi GregW,

Toyomansi is soy sauce squirted with lemon or the local lemon called kalamansi. For me it sort of tastes like sweet, sour and salty, not necessarily in that order. It depends on the ratio between the soy sauce and kalamansi. It makes for a real great dipping sauce for broiled or fried fish, or whatever.

Lechon is spelled differently depends where in the islands you\'re from. In Tagalog it\'s litson. Since I also speak chabacano (from Zamboanga/Basilan on my mother\'s side), we\'ve always spelled and pronounced it lechon. I\'ve heard of Talisay\'s scrumptious lechon and I will absolutely go there just for it. Hmmm, have to try that tsitsaron from Carcar. Hopefully I won\'t break a tooth chewing it. ::)

We opt for tapatio spicy sauce; it\'ll burn your throat. I grow pretty much all kinds of peppers, heaven forbid if our jalapeno plant dies. Gotta have jalapeno and cilantro with our guacamole.
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Re: Guess who\'s coming to be dinner?!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 04:42:15 AM »
Hi GregW,

Lechon is spelled differently depends where in the islands you\'re from. In Tagalog it\'s litson. Since I also speak chabacano (from Zamboanga/Basilan on my mother\'s side), we\'ve always spelled and pronounced it lechon.
 

It\'s also pronounced differently in Luzon versus the Visayas region. It\'s lechon on Luzon, and leechon in the visayas.  ;D ;D ;D
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