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Indulging In Flavours That Dance On My Taste Buds
Happy Friday, Mommies and Daddies! How is your October going so far?.. Mine is just as wonderful as always! Life is still tirelessly throwing me challenges but I am very fine and happy… These endless life challenges only make me stronger and make my life more colorful and meaningful…
I and my husband are also super busy taking care of my father in law these days… He suffered two strokes last month and is now bedridden. My husband is his only family here on the Philippines, so we are the only ones who can take care of him… Times like this make me realize how precious life is… That no matter how happy you are, and how wonderful things are for you right now, you will never know what might happen tomorrow… So we must live each day of our lives meaningfully, fruitfully, gently, kindly, humbly, and happily…
Anyway, I will be moving on to our topic for Englishbuds Tutors’ blog entry, and that is about a Filipino food that I would highly recommend for everyone to try…
When you talk to a Filipino or visit the Philippines and ask for some food recommendations, you’ll surely hear, ADOBO, BULALO, SISIG, LETCHON, KARE-KARE, SINIGANG, MENUDO, BISTEK, and a whole lot more. Filipinos love to cook and eat, so various kinds of mouth-watering foods are present whenever we are having gatherings or even just very small get together with our families and friends.
Today, I am thrilled to introduce another Filipino dish that you’ll surely fall inlove with……….. DINAKDAKAN!!! I discovered about this enticing Filipino dish this year. I actually was kind of hesitant to try when my husband brought it home from his father’s house. Although I am a big eater, I am not a type who loves to try new dishes… I can still vividly remember when my husband excited asked me to taste the Dinakdakan that he brought home for me and strongly refused to do so because it had a lot chopped onion. I really, really dislike onion and he knows that so well. He scooped some meat with a spoon and said, “ Promise, you are gonna love it… See, There is no onion here. Just give it a try…” I did not want to disappoint him so I opened my mouth and tasted it with my eyes closed. I was almost sure that I would not like it! Then, lo and behold, I just discovered something that could be more delicious than Sisig!!! I am sure some of you have already heard about SISIG from Mommy Kayo… She really loves it, and so do I.. sisig is really out of this world, but Dinakdakan is really amazing good as well…
Let me tell you more about this awesome this called DINAKDAKAN… Similar to Sisig, the main ingredient of a Pork Dinakdakan is boiled and grilled pork. The difference between Sisig and Pork Dinakdakan is that the ingredients used in making it are not as finely chopped as the ones used in making Sisig. It is also mixed and cooked with vegetables such as chilis, ginger, and onion which all add to that crunch action we oh-so-love, plus bring so much flavor to the dish. Oh, one more thing, Dinakdakan is made rich and creamy by adding mayonnaise to it. Can you all imagine how tasty and crunchy it is?…
Dinakdakan originated from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. It is usually served as an appetizer during meal time or feasts. However, nowadays, Pork Dinakdakan is also being served and enjoyed by many all around the Philippines as a viand that goes perfectly well with steamed white rice or as a “pulutan” or booze food as it is apparently great when paired with beer or other drinks as well…
Ahhhh… I suddenly feel like eating Dinakdakan now… If you are a person who loves spicy, crunchy, and creamy food, then you really should give Dinakdakan a go… You will definitely fall for it…
That would be all from me today, Mommies and Daddies! I really hope that you had a delightful time reading my entry… And I do hope that you could visit here and try our amazingly delectable Filipino food someday…
Till next time, Mommies and Daddies… Thank you so very BIG for always supporting Englishbuds… I really am forever grateful to you all…
May the rest of 2023 be a lot more gentle and all kinds of wonderful and lovely to all of us… TRIVIA: Do you know that STRESSED spelled backward is DESSERTS?