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Greetings read friends! I would like to share with you some of the food that we love here in our family in Bohol. These are just five but I have more to share in the future. For now, I have only seen these in my mobile photo gallery so I thought it would be best to share it with you before I could delete these photographs. Oh, I realized, I don't delete images, I archive them instead!
First on the list is the famous and favorites of every Filipino household.
Except that this one is a native chicken. My father has a little backyard farm where he has native chickens which he loves dearly because, in a few months, they become our viand. I personally have never tried culling a chicken and I have no plans of doing so in the near future. I felt bad for the chicken so I pass on that task instead to other members of the family.
My father's chicken adobo is my favorite. An adobo is a recipe with simple ingredients, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, calamansi, salt, and sometimes sugar. I always love adobo with less sauce and a little oily.
This is how our family makes our adobo, dry and oily. Oh we also put rice on the oil left on the pan and mix it, instant adobo rice!
My father usually culls male chickens and then prepares a part of it for Adobo and the other part as ginataan which means a dish done with coconut milk. This is always a good recipe. Anything that has gata or coconut milk is a sure win. Plus, we add moringa leaves in it to make it even nutritious.
Most of the time if we have this for lunch or dinner, I would be eating tons of rice with it. Super tasty indeed!
Next is the very basic viand called...
Kinilaw or Ceviche is another dish that is part of my favorites, or should I say our family's favorite. I guess everything that my father prepares is our favorite. He is very good with cooking which unfortunately, I wasn't able to inherit that skill. It was actually the grandmother who's a good cook. Back when we were younger and she used to cook for the family, our neighbors would usually pass by our house and call out how they could smell the food's fragrance!
Anyway, the kinilaw is made of fresh fish meat, deboned and then cooked in native vinegar. This native vinegar is colored red! There are also spices added into it and chilis would be a perfect part of the dish to add a kick to it.
This one is a quick kinilaw while if we have a lot of time, we'd usually add gata or coconut milk in it, it's much more tasty!
You might say, oh that chicken is very thin! That is because this is a native chicken and these types of chicken do not usually have a thick body structure. They are free ranged too so that explains why they didn't grow much meat.
This is pretty simple, after cleaning and cutting the parts, we just season it and then deep fry. This is still very tasty and we could again eat tons of rice, it is best to be paired with some hot sauce too!
Now, let's go to a snack:
Puto Maya and Sikwate
My mother influenced me to love Puto Maya and Sikwate. Puto Maya is a sticky rice and I don't have an idea how it is cooked though but it is really a good pair with a hot chocolate or sikwate. We locally sourced our tableya and they are definitely great!
I miss eating Puto Maya as we have not gone to the market lately due to the pandemic restrictions. I guess I will have to request my husband to buy some for me tomorrow.
That's it. I will share more in the following days.
Thanks for reading!
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Looking at the food makes me crave for glutinous rice... Ung sa kinilaw, niluluto b xa or gnun na tlga?