Ginataang Tilapia, Smoldering Coffee & Stolen Tuna

I dunno what possessed me to want to make a ginataang dish from scratch. It’s easy enough to buy a can of coconut milk or even already grated and pressed coconut milk from the wet market in small plastic bags, but nooooo, I wanted to do this myself.

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How To Put Veggies In Me

The pauso pinakbet really turned out ok. Prob is I’d had to make enough to accommodate all the veggies I bought, and soon I got tired of it so I have to admit some of it went to the trash can. What a waste, but at least I learned an important lesson – portions – or in other words, cooking just enough and not just to feed me but factoring in variety and how bored I’d get with a dish as well.

Anyway, the problem persisted. I ate mostly pork, chicken and fish, I definitely needed to put some greenery in my diet. So I think I found it.

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Pauso Pinakbet

I love pinakbet. Problem is the ingredients are bad for me, ie. Bagoong, Baguio Beans (or any beans), Shrimp and Okra. Just the fact Bagoong is bad for me completely nixes this dish out obviously, as Pinakbet in English is translated ‘Meat Vegetable Stew in Shrimp Paste’.

Current diet however, suggests I need to eat more veggies. And I really really want some. So..

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2010 Day 1: Not Much To Report

I would’ve uploaded a few pics if I could find the USB cable. Anyway that reminds me that Jill got a free USB card reader when she bought Tilde, her new S90, so I better ask for that instead.

I finally got to watch My Sassy Girl and it was terrific, or at least the ending was. Quite likely some of the scenes gist’ were lost in translation so they came out long and pointless, but it came all together in the end. The Wikipedia page says ‘it became a mega blockbluster hit in the entire region from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as South East Asia, to the point where it was drawing comparisons to Titanic‘. That’s very impressive and I finally got to see why. It might not necessarily have the best of any given particular detail, but at the end it leaves you happy and that’s more than enough for me.

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