FMS Photo A Day: September 4 Sauce

September 4 | Sauce

This is how I want my LAING, a little saucy and not too spicy. I didn’t crush those chili but hubby did when he took some on to his plate.

Laing is one of the many delicious dishes that hails from Bicol. It is made with dried Taro leaves, coconut milk, shrimp paste and chili. There are several versions of Laing out there, but mine is not that spicy. I also had to skip adding the shrimp paste this time and used pork bits instead. Our daughters had requested a non spicy version, so this Mom had to give in. Chili is so expensive nowadays, so YES to their request! Those two pieces you see in the photo had been in the fridge before the price soared in its highest. How much is it in the market? Php 800-1000 per kilo!

Balintawak Market

I was out one time in our own small market (Talipapa) when I suddenly thought of my Mama> She would always go to the famous Balintawak market, by walking and riding a jeepney on her way back home. I then decided to go there to buy things we need.

As people say, it”s always cheaper there in Balintawak Market. You just really have to be patient because aside from the fact that there”s a lot of people there, it”s most of the time muddy. I had to leave Roey at my in law”s house while Keanna is at school. In a matter of an hour, I”m done and glad I brought my camera with me. These are what I”ve captured.

Bananas
all sorts of spices
A wide selection of Filipino foods (kakanin).

Spring Roll wrappers, jellies for Halo Halo and Tofu for sale.

I had fun being out there in that market where people and things brings me back good memories. I will definitely go back some time. I am joining…