i really miss filipino food

Canada
July 9, 2007 8:16am CST
i am almost four years in canada and i really really missed filipino foods. I missed dried fish, kinilaw, inihaw oh my God i'm going crazy... last year i bought a dried fish in chinese store and i am very excited to cook and eat it, but my husband was really mad at me because the smell is really bad and he threw it away in the garbage. you know how sad am i? very super sad, and i cried he warned me not to cook again.
5 responses
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
I have a Filipina friend who has been migrating in San Francisco since her teenage years. She is now 46. But whenever she comes to visit the Philippines, she would immediately buy our typical kakanin and dishes. It's normal. We always miss the things we enjoy here that is difficult to enjoy in other countries. There are Filipino foods that fo not small bad and Im sure youre husband will also enjoy them. Maybe you should start from there before introducing the bad smelling but delicious dishes.
• Canada
11 Jul 07
i already introduced a lot of filipino foods to my husband and he like the taste, he like also pansit. sometimes i make spaghetti but he only laugh at me, since i put hotdog on it, he said the real spaghetti have no hotdog and its not sweet. i said its a pilipino spaghetti recipe, anyway, he like a lot of filipino foods but not to dried fish and bagoong as well vegetable, esp laing. i missed it so much though....
@nnsb75 (632)
• United States
10 Jul 07
i miss most of filipino food too, ive been here in the US for almost 5 years and haven't been able to go back and visit, your husband is so mean how can he throw away the food that you like, my husband is totally supportive of me in buying filipino food and even he doesn't like it he doesn't throw it away, he actually takes me to asian market just to buy some food even its 3 hours drive away from our home, im 7 months on the way right now and cannot travel very long so im just drolling when ever i want some food back home.Lol!
• Canada
11 Jul 07
he only threw dried fish and bagoong because he dont like the smell, he said its very horrible, ... he like some filipino foods like calderita and afritada that is his favorite as well as tocino. we always going to divisoria a filipino store her in montreal (canada ) 35 minutes drive from home. he is also a member of this store since this store is a cooperative supported by the government.
@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
Oh that's very sad indeed. I think I know exactly how you feel because Filipino foods ar indeed irresistible, and having none of it is very awful. Maybe, you should make your husband understand that these sorts of food are what we consider delicious and I guess he should at the very least try to understand. Furthermore, not all Pinoy foods smell bad, in fact many smells great, like adobo, sinigang and many more.. Maybe you should make him try some of the 'better Pinoy foods'.. B-)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
he tried a lot of filipino foods already because i always make calderita, afritada, kinilaw, inihaw, adobo, sinigang, etc. but sometimes i wanna eat dried fish and bagoong which i cant, becuase he will get mad at me.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yeah i miss pinoy food a lot too. Im not a good cook and it gets worse coz we dont have filipino restaurant here where i'm at. malayo naman ang tampa or orlando sa amin. haaayy!
@swirlz (3137)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
hahaha, that's funny, and sad at the same time...hehe i really do feel bad for you. i probably would miss those too if ever i'd move away...they really have a distinct taste, and smell, that you can't find anywhere else. hehe i can't help laughing though bout your husband complaining bout it. isn't he a filipino too? that's too bad you can't eat them again while you're there. you can try making kinilaw though, i don't think there'd be a smell he could complain with... hmmm...talking bout food is really making my mouth water...hehe goodluck!