never ends

the cravings dont stop; and its seafood again, the grilled type. no, grilled canned tuna chunks dont sound appealing to me at all. the canned seafood meals (squid and mackerel pares, etc.) dont have the same, uhm, semi-yumminess compared to their meat counterparts, say, canned sisig. the only fairly decent home-meal i had was tinapang galunggong and the now-staple canned laing.

looks like i have to buy them vitamins again.


even if it meant not meeting one’s daily sleep-hour quota, and eating by my very sleepy lonesome, i lead myself to the next best, most reliable resource for cooked seafood meals, which would be your nearby mall foodcourt (not exactly nearby; the office in makati, the mall was in ortigas, but my destination was cubao, so it was a fair deal). i made an error in judgment though: i went for tuna belly at Sizzling Seafood, served with the obligatory sizzling plate, topped with sizzling sauce. remember from the previous paragraphs: i was aiming for grilled food.

quite frankly, i really dont prefer food served on a hot plate, with the intent that i eat on the same plate. anyway, the craving was satisfied. the sauce complimenting the fish well, though i’d wish there was an ensalada of some sort.

i bought vitamins, too; the mid-priced type. have to supplement my crappy diet.

the sinigang fix has been dealt with

yesterday marks the date i bought fresh fish (bangus). yes, it wasnt in a palengke, but your familiar SM grocery place. this is part of the grand plan to satisfy the sinigang craving i’ve had for days.

after buying the main ingredients of the planned dish, i bumbed into this, which changed my mind in going for your typical sampaloc-sinigang. i didnt know how to use the actual miso, and wasnt that eager to learn.

so i cooked the darn thing a couple of hours ago, according to the sachet recipe. conclusion is: twas good enough 🙂

soon: the familiar, the ordinary, but still special sinigang sa samplalok, without the miso, and loads of kangkong.

bookmark of the day: Nestle’s Good Food, Good Cooking.

got to be good

since my folks left, i wanted to be cook of the house. i consider my cooking satisfactory, and sometimes, though inconsistently, even better than my mom’s, and a lot, lot better than my brother’s (the one that lives with me). tried a pork giniling recipe, and it didnt taste the same as my mom’s at all. too, uhm, tasty, but not yummy. even had all the ingredients included, except peas, since i usually pick them out; not that i dont eat them, but i think they’re too big to jive with all the minced ingredients anyway; im odd like that.

ill get good at this, eventually. have to.