Whew! Crazy, crazy week. Or am I the only one who's crazy? LOL. Anyways, this week's Girls Talk theme (hosted by the über gorgeous marce Niko) is about our comfort food. So I am going to cheat this week. LOL. Kala mo Niko ikaw lang ha. Niahaha! I'm going to repost my old article dated November of 2009, because I already posted about my comfort food there. There were only a few people who was able to read it, so I'm sharing that to you girls for this week (and yes, that's also the result of me being sooo lazy). So here it is:
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.
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
Ho on to Niko's to join us this week! Who doesn't have a comfort food, after all? Didn't see my entry last week? HERE it is, backdated. LOL. Don't kill me Niko. You know why I wasn't able to join last week. Tee hee.