Friday, February 24, 2006
Ningnang Bulig, Burong Nasi and Mustasa
What could be described more of being truly Kapampangan in terms of food aroma when one smells the ashiness of ningnang bulig or inihaw na dilag (mudfish)? This meaty fish when dipped in sampaloc puree with baguk (alamang or shrimp paste) is definitely mouthwatering.
To complete the oh so Kapampangan meal, it was served with the not so good smelling and yet exquisitely exotic burong nasi (in cup) and fresh mustasa or mustard leaves. Burong nasi's reputation of smelling like cat's vomit is sheerly negligible when one tastes this Kapampangan delicacy.
According to my mom, one should be really careful in looking for the best buro as there are some kinds that don't taste good. I still have to ask her how is one supposed to judge bad buro from the good one.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
It has fresh chilli, a dash of sugar, tomatoes, and of course, squid. Saba squid or just any canned calamares can be used for this dish. But it tastes a lot better if it's fresh. About Php150 per kg as of press time, according to my Mom. :-)
I am not really sure if Guisadong Pusit is a native Kapampangan food. But I sure know that so far it's the Kapampangan version that tastes the best. How sure am I? It's the only version I've ever tasted. Hehe..