Friday, August 27, 2010

Sorbetes, Sorbeteros and Customers

Sorbetes is our version of ice cream. It is usually peddled by Sorbeteros from street carts here in the Philippines. It is usually served in a small wafer or sugar cones and bread buns. The main ingredient of sorbetes is coconut milk. Unlike other ice creams which are made from cow's milk or any other animal milk it is more cheaper so, everyone can afford it. And here are the actor and props in action during Davao's Kadayawan festival this year in the street of San Pedro. 




Happy Customers

Thursday, August 26, 2010

How about Squid and Pork with Vegetables for dinner?

I had a very fine diner today. Thanks to my mother, I always have. Now for our menu for our dinner, Ginisang Squid and Pork with Vegetables. By the way, the Pork was what was left from our morning meal. We normally do not cook during lunch. My mother cooks our meals during morning to be enough to reach for our lunch also, that is what we call budgeting 101. She cooks extra amount of viand and even rice.

Ginisang Squid

Pork with Vegetables

I did placed the squids on top of the rice and separate the vegetables in another small bowl. I eat the squid with rice, then after that I eat the vegetables alone. I just love these vegetables, I love eating them. Cheers!

Feature Filipino Word
Gisa is a way of cooking. For us, Gisa or Ginisa is making use of onion and garlic. First is add oil to a hot pan. Then add the garlic, when its in golden color you can now add the sliced onions.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Grilled Pork with Radish

I did a last minute decision yesterday when my mother asked me on what we would be having for our dinner that night. Normally, I do request for any viand with soup or we call is "sabaw". I dunno why but i always eat more when we have soup on the table. Maybe it does help in swallowing the food. It's easier to swallow the rice though when there's a little tasty liquid with it or soup. But the situation yesterday was quite different, we lack time for preparation that is. So i went to have a look what we have inside our ref. Then I saw lots of onions and the first thing that came to my mind was grilled pork! Weird, but that's how it was. So i went out to and bought about half kilo pork then my mother grilled it. I also bought some radish to garnish our meal. After about half an hour, we have our very delicious Grilled Pork with Radish.

Now, you may wonder what's the connection of the onion and grilled pork and radish. Actually, our family loves to mix our sauce and grilled pork in one dish. Other people call it "Kilawin", but i don't cause plain pork is not the ideal meat to use for that dish. That is my opinion only. Maybe some other time i can also blog about it. So, regarding the onion thing, our dipping sauce is the one with onion on it. I, personally do this dipping sauce almost all the time. I chopped onions and tomatoes, then mixed them with soy sauce and vinegar. After that, add some chili, and pinches of salt and powered pepper. Slice some calamondin or calamansi then squeeze and mixed to soy sauce vinegar mixture. Now make sure that the whole mixed sauce would be enough that there will be extra for dipping when it is poured or mixed with the chopped, grilled pork. Normally, after the pork is grilled its dry. So, that sauce will be absorbed by the meat, thus making it juicy again. Also, I almost forgot about the crushed ginger, it adds a very good aroma when soaked in the hot(when the pork is still hot, the sauce would also be heated a bit) sauce. Now, when we have this in our meal, after eating I always have this after effect due to the presence of the onion. Cause I dunno again what is with it but I love the taste of onion with moist rice, tasty and juicy grilled pork, semi-spicy and sour sauce and quite crunchy radish. Wew, that makes me hungry just describing it. Here are some of the pictures, by the way.

  • Pork, stomach area is the best 
  • Radish, chopped in thin circular slices
  • Onions, makes your breath smells eww..hehe
  • Calamansi, this can replace vinegar
  • Chili, hot! hot!
  • Ginger, aroma
  • Soy Sauce, main sauce
  • Vinegar, sour taste(optional)
  • Pepper, powder is recommended, crushed will do also
  • Salt, if the soy sauce is not that salt enough or very sour

  • Grill the pork. Chop it after.
  • Mix them all up! The taste it, if it's fine then EAT! And have a BAD BREATH!

Featurre Filipino Word
Sabaw or Soup

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Midnight Snack: Balut

Phee.. phooot.. phee.. phot.. pheee.. phoooot..

Whew, I really dunno how to put the sound of the rubber horns these balut vendors use into words but its something like that. By the way, about a week ago, I started buying balut outside of our house. Everytime I hear the sound above, I go out and wait for the vendor to come back to buy some. I normally buy about 2 or 3 baluts then I will go back to our house and eat it there. Some folks eat balut in the streets where balut vendors are. They cracker the egg shell open the put a pinch of salt or add coco vinegar with chili and spices then eat it. But me, i prefer salt and balut only.

Now, earlier about 11:30pm PH time i heard the balut sound again. Since i'm a bit hungry I went out to buy. When I arrived outside near the street, i did not expect what i saw. Hahah. Three balut vendors were waiting for me. Wow! They really waited for me to come out at those time. Then the young boy vendor said, "sir sa akoa baya ka ning palit tong isa ka adlaw". Its like he wants me to buy his balut over those two other vendors but those two older balut vendors also wanted the same. Hahaha. That was weird for me, so i decided to buy 3. One balut from each of the vendor. As I was going back to the house, the young boy shouted, "sir! ugma sa akoa nalng palit beh?!". Hahaha, he wants me to solely buy from him in case those other vendors are around next time. Wew! His job must be very hard for him. But after that, I enjoyed my 3 baluts and hungry stomach solved! Now some insights to what balut is.

Feature Filipino Word
Word: Balut
What is that: Balut is usually a fertilized duck egg with a slightly-developed embryo inside. It is boiled and eaten in the shell. Yummy!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Typical Sunday Routine

For us Filipinos, Sunday normally is for family day. Families go to church, eat together, do some recreational activities and also relax. After all of the days of work, we relax during Sundays.

As for me, I do too do the same. Of course if important work deadlines don't get on my way. But typically I also follow the same pattern as all Filipinos or Pinoy do. Now in my case I start my Sunday routine welcoming Sunday itself. That is I stay late during Saturday nights, sit on my chair, sometimes surfing the internet and waiting for sleepiness come and get me. I do normally see or watch my clock as it shifts from 12 to 0, and that marks the start or "simula" of my typical Sunday.

After a hour or so, I'll be off to bed and take a very nice sleep. About more than 8hours of sleep would be great for me, to coup up with those busy weekdays with work. So i usually wake up before 11am then have something to eat. After which, i'll help do some house chores, cook for lunch or sometimes just sit down and watch TV with my family. Then when 12noon strikes, its feeding time for us. After we eat, I will then prepare for church time at 1pm. Either with my family or with my girlfriend. Then me and my girlfriend would go somewhere, strolling on the mall, go to parks or either go to their house or our house for dinner. If we'll be at our house during dinner i do accompany my girlfriend when she go home to their house.

After that, i'll go back home and sleep again. Taking some rest for a working week ahead. And that's my typical Sunday routine. i dunno if I really did have some rest but sleeping 8hours+ is one hell of a good rest for me. Hahaha! Because during weekdays I can't have enough sleep and i dunno why. hahaha.

Happy Sunday everyone!

Feature Filipino Word
Word: Tulog (to-log)
Meaning: Sleep, go to sleep.
Example: After that, i'll go back home and tulog again.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Everything in this world has its own story of beginning, and this is the beginning of my blogging activity as Dady Long Legs (DLL). I'll be posting technology related items, experiences, life, love etc. As what I write on my blog description, anything under the sun!

Also, I will include a Filipino word on every post for non-Filipino readers to give them some new vocabulary straight from Philippines. Who knows, they or you might find it handy along the way. So here is the first Filipino word, enjoy! Cheers!

Feature Filipino Word
Word: Simula (see-moo-la)
Meaning: The start, commencement, time when anything begins.
Example: This will be the simula of my blogging life.