Food You Miss

My Grandmother - Swimming
Philippines
April 13, 2008 5:51am CST
Do you have any food that you miss? Which has been a while since you eat it?I really miss eating Kare-Kare. It't my grandmother's specialty. How about you?
8 responses
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
13 May 08
I am originally from Louisiana and so I really miss the food there. I really miss crawfish. Crawfish season is right now and my family has been going to crawfish boils. I'm so jealous. I also miss homemade jambalaya and seafood.
• Philippines
13 May 08
Hi there phoenix! What's crawfish? Oh, it's really hard to live far away from home and the food is one of the things that to be missed the most for sure. Thank you very much for your response.
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
13 May 08
A crawfish is a crustacean that looks sort of like a small lobster. You can do an internet search and see a picture of a crawfih. You boil them in hot spices and they turn red when they are boiled. Alive, they are like a brownish color. You break off the tails after they are cooked and peel the tail scales off of the meat like a shrimp. It is sooooo good. Very yummy. You can make a lot of dishes with the tails like crawfish etouffee, which is crawfish in a red cajun sauce served over rice. Crawfish bisque can be made by using crawfish heads to make a sauce. The juice in the heads adds extra seasoning and flavor to the bisque. This is also served over rice, which is used in most cajun food rather than pasta.
• Philippines
14 May 08
I did look it up and it looks like a lobster, a smaller one. I don't think I have tried that yet and the dishes you mentioned sounds really delicious.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
14 Apr 08
A lot. Mostly Filipino food. Kare-kare, sinigang na baboy/baka/hipon, Kinataang hipon/labong/alimasag, litson paksiw, dinuguan, jollibee chickenjoy, bibingka, puto bungbong, hamonado, calamares, and most importantly bagoong at manggang hilaw.
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Hi there ruthinian! Wow! That's all Filipino and all deliscious too! I love sinigang na baboy too. Although I am not eating pork anymore, it never fail to make my mouth water. I really love it when it's super sour. I am not really into foods with coconut milk though. My son loves Jollibee's chicken joy. Manggang hilaw and bagoong is really deliscious. My american uncle hates the smell of bagoong but I don't care, lol. Thank you very much for your response. Now I'm hungry, lol.
• Singapore
16 Apr 08
Oh my Nnow I am hungry. I like the burgersteak form Jollibee.
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
I like Jollibee's burger steak too. My latest favorite is their Cheesy Chili COn Carne Burger which they just stop selling recently. My son loves ordering super meal, with chicken, corn and carot side dish, brownies, spaghetti and rice.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
14 Apr 08
My mom used to make a tuna hotdish that really was delicious...and cram puffs. She passed away a few years ago and I do miss her and her cooking!
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Hi there jillhill! I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I like tuna too. But what's hotdish? Is it literally a hot dish? Thank you very much for your response.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
15 Apr 08
It's a one dish meal....tuna with noodles and mushroom soup all mixed together into one dish then baked...so you make it...bake it and serve it in one dish!
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
I see. That sounds yummy. And the ingredients are all available here. I might try making it one of these days.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
13 Apr 08
My moms curried chicken she keeps saying shes gonna make it and never does.
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Hi there Minnie! Chicken curry is one of my favorites. Does she make it spicy too? Thank you very much for your response.
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• United States
15 Apr 08
A little spicy but not too spicy as I dont like it to spicy.
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
I see. That's cool. Sometimes, when it's too spicy, you can't even appreciate the real goodness of its taste. God bless and have a nice day!
@snakequeen (1300)
• India
13 May 08
Hi nanayangel! I don't say i miss any particular food - but all type of foods cooked by my mother, who is no more. Such delicious to eat foods she used to cook!
• Philippines
13 May 08
Hi there snakequeen! I see. I always miss the food that I eat when I was young. Thank you very much for your response.
• Singapore
16 Apr 08
Hey I miss my grandma's Kare kare too!
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Hi there Jade! I guess kare-kare is the Ultimate Filipino dish because it's really hard to prepare and cook but definitely worth it. Thank you very much for your response.
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
i really miss honey lemon chicken. it's one of my favorites and its almost 2-3 months since the last time i eat that
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Hi there rhane! Honey lemon chicken is really deliscious. It's been so long since I had some but we used to have it at least once a week when we were living in Manila. Thank you very much for your response.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
I also miss Kare-Kare! Yummy! And Lemon Buttered Prawns. The best Kare-Kare that I've tasted so far was from Alex III's. But ESL's employees cafeteria makes good one also. The Lemon Buttered Prawns are like available in Dampa, or anywhere else. LOL. :)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Hi there marabebe! I know where Dampa is. My uncle use to hang out there with his friends and bandmates. Lemon buttered prawns sounds really yummy. Thank you very much for your response.