Ms. Dominique, with her post Pickles and Dim Sum on a Friday, on her blog: From Dominique's Desk.
|I must admit, I haven't tasted chicken legs yet. My father likes it, though, as well as some uncles. But we all love dim sum! Do click on the shot above to see the story behind Ms. Dominique's post!|
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May is fiesta month around here (am still in the province right now), and of course we just had to attend one! My mother's hometown is around two hours (or two and a half, if your vehicle isn't in a hurry) from us and when we were young we used to go there during summer. Always. We loved going to the beach early mornings (we were sometimes awakened by the sound of the big waves back then) and play on the fine black sand. The Pacific Ocean can be quite daunting with the big waves, but most of the time I was brave. lol.
Two days ago we attended the town fiesta, but we didn't get to visit the beach because it rained. Everything was still more or less the same like it was before (back when I was younger and my cousins, siblings, and I used to run around, with sand clinging to our sweaty bodies, but having the time of our lives). The original houses are gone now, but a cousin decided to have a "summer house" (as we all fondly called it) constructed where we briefly stayed.
The food during a fiesta isn't really all about the taste, but mostly about the quantity. Just look at some of the shots above - big pots! Most of my cousins opted to cook a few of the dishes themselves, but have most of the food cooked by a caterer. In their area, the lechon (roasted pig - no sauce required!) is a mainstay (we brought it with us - yes, the skin was no longer as crispy when we arrived; still, it tasted good!), together with the boiled gabi (taro) or maybe some sweet potatoes. I guess this is where I first learned that I love lechon eaten together with simply boiled taro or sweet potato. My eldest - and even hubby - thinks it's weird. :)
There were other dishes being served, but I failed to take pictures. The beef steak was requested by my son since he just loved it the first time he tasted his uncle's (my cousin's) beef steak. I was mostly too busy eating and talking since I rarely see them! lol. All in all, it was another wonderful day. I loved seeing them again and reminiscing ... sad that some of them are no longer with us, but happy that we got the chance to see each other again after a long time. :)
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