So the weather forecast did not lie. Am not really surprised. Environment Canada,dats we call da weather bureau over here,is pretty accurate. Not like the one over der. The weather was true to form until today. The skies are still brooding and moody. The sunlight is subdued by intermittent showers and the wind gusts makes one want to lull around in the house.No big deal. We needed to be caged sometimes.Never mind if the Sunday dim sum brunch at Yip Hong, our favorite Chinese dive, is skipped. That equals to thirty dollars saved.
So what's for breaking the fast today? A simple peasant affair of chopped tomatoes,white onions,scallions,toasted uga balingon or dilis and guinamos cooked as a dish called Hinang-gop. The wordHinang-gop is archaic Hilagaynon. Don't really know what it means. All I know is that its super. Whoooosp.That's what you hear when I attack the "soup". I am not in the mood to dig up anthropological knowledge today.
Simple really because all that is needed to finish the dish is to layer all the prepared ingredients in a bowl and pour boiling water over them.Just enough to steep the ingredients and a little extra liquid to sip.Too much water though can spoil the dish. Let it sit for about two minutes.That, for the flavors to mix and mingle and then you have the best comfy meal for the day. Naks when drizzled over steaming hot rice.
Umulan man at bumagyo busog na ako!