this was very hard to think through. it needed a lot of thought and concentration, meditation and focus. i was tagged by xtine long long time ago! but i had to think long and hard about this list. i wish it were top 50!
i will add on the photos, or at least tryfancy that! i have most of the photos in the food blog!.
sour green piko mango (shown photo on left is mango au naturel, from herword.com; photo on right is the only way i can eat it now, pickled in sea salt, from Manila (poor me! heehee)
steamed or broiled lobster, shrimp, or crab
fried chicken–popeye’s or homemade, Southern buttermilk or Pinoy with garlic and lemon and soy, wings especially . photo shown is my chicken lollipops
oysters any which way–raw on the half shell, fried, roasted, ceviche, photo is Cantonese with ginger and scallion, etc.
peking duck-pancakes, hoisin sauce, cucumber and scallion brushes
lechon in all its forms and derivations–lechong kawali, paksiw and sisig
rib roast of beef, rare!
larb-Thai/Lao fiery raw beef salad
runners up: anchovies in anything (e.g. Caesar’s salad, Johanssons temptation), taba ng talangka/aligue (crab fat), Burgundy snails in garlic butter.
favorite drink: fizzy! beer or champagne.
favorite snack: salty pika pika/pulutan (beer/cocktail nibbles) like chicharon or peanuts or melty-cheesey bites
aaah i’ve made myself hungry.
happy new year’s eve! ring in the new year noisily, make sure your refrigerator and pantry are loaded…and that when midnight strikes you’ve struck a pose that you want to keep for the whole new year ahead–smiling ear to ear, say? for those who are still growing, jump high to grow tall!
happy new year to you all.