What's Your Comfort Food?

It's been ages since I last tasted boiled corn on the cob. There's no grated corn to be found in the streets of the Baguio market now (or if there is, I can't see them), and it's frustrating. Now when I want to eat pork with corn and malunggay as our dish (I wanted to use the word viand but somehow I've never felt comfortable in using that word as reference to the Tagalog word "ulam"), Paulie buys canned corn kernels instead, just to satisfy my craving. It's not as good as fresh corn, but it'll do until it's corn season again. I Googled for the specific term to call that particular dish but curiously, it only showed me chicken with corn and malunggay, and no pork recipe for it, so I'm guessing we're the only ones to cook it with pork? Hee hee. But my mom has always cooked it with pork.


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Which is maybe partly the reason why my comfort food is corn (not pork or
malunggay. I've never heard anyone whose comfort food is pork or malunggay. Hee hee) It reminds me of my days as a child when we would sit down to my mom's delicious pork with corn and malunggay cooking (I hate it when there's no word for something. It takes a lotta space describing it. LOL.) and I would eat like there's no tomorrow. Now I'm a corn addict. I would eat anything that has corn in it. Ginataang corn, corn kernels in melted cheese, cornflakes, corn soup, binatog (it's boiled corn with grated coconut, sugar and evaporated milk. The best tasting is here in Baguio. It's sooo good, the binatog stand itself was featured at this site), mais con yelo, beef nilaga with corn, popcorn, heck, I told you. Anything that has corn in it!

How about you? What's your comfort food?

Comfort foods are familiar, simple foods that are usually home-cooked or eaten at informal restaurants. They are foods that are often emotionally significant to a person or group of people and are sometimes related to pleasant associations of childhood. - Wikipedia


12 comments:

janelle said...

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onlinemommy said...

My daughter also loves eating corn.She loves eating corn while watching her favorites CDs.

kikamz said...

ang comfort food ko will always be: chippy (yung red!) dipped in rocky road ice cream! sarap!

niko said...

apir! magkkasundo tlga tau marce.. kahit anung corn kinakain ko. fave ko ung inihaw na mais..

give me recipe ng pork corn ang malunggay ha :) ppaluto ako ke yobib..

lam mo bang comfort food ko eh..... sardinas? ihihih uu!! di pedeng wla sa bahay kc lagi ako depresss at sardinas lng ang katapat ng tyan ko lol

Genejosh said...

corn kernels in melted cheese ang fave ni Hyzyd...I'm thinking pa marce ano ba yong comfort food ko..lahat kasi kinakain ko...LOL!

Genejosh said...

alam ko na marce comfort food ko, blanched broccoli dipped sa mayonnaise in mustard flavor:)

redamethyst said...

my son loves eating corn too! especially with butter, he just loves it

Sherry said...

this sunday meet up with my parents and dad told me he wants to eat pork. Corn soup is nice and my dad not sure how to cook.

niko said...

blanched broccoli dipped sa mayonnaise in mustard flavor:) ----- susyalen ka marce gene!!

Sherry said...

if you put red dates with corn make soup nice! :)

niko said...

pero ang sarap nga sa pakiramdam after kainin ang comfort food noh?? :D iihihihh

niko said...

emotionally significant pla ang comfort foods hehheeh :D