Great Lunch with Minimum Spending

Lunch
@LdeL0318 (6445)
Philippines
March 19, 2016 11:54pm CST
We just had our lunch. We had grilled fish (tilapia), fried eggplant, boiled okra, sliced tomatoes, and sauted fish sauce locally known as Bagoong. This is one thing I like when it comes to foods in the province. You get to enjoy yummy foods in just a reasonable price. Just finished a great lunch.
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19 responses
@Macarrosel (7551)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Oh, you have a very delicious lunch. Yummy food really.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Absolutely.. Eating on weekends is the best.
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@ptrikha_2 (8702)
• India
21 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 And on weekends, one can eat in a more relaxed way.
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@Missmwngi (10637)
• Nairobi, Kenya
20 Mar 16
How do you prepare those egg plants?
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
I just sliced it in half then fried them.
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• Calgary, Alberta
23 Mar 16
Those eggplants are fried with eggs! We call it torta! Right, @LdeL0318?
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@antonbunot oh yes. Torta. There's a lot ov variiety of tortw here. Kinda similar to omelette.
@maezee (32578)
• United States
21 Mar 16
Fried eggplant sounda delicious. Did you make this all from scratch? If so, good for you! I have tried in the past to cook eggplant but never manage to get it to taste good the texture is always too spongey. Whats your secret? I was pretty proud - I went out for lunch today with a friend and only spent $12 on it. Sweet!
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
Yes, I cooked them all, they are very simple and easy to cook. That's great. You were able to go out and eat with your friend without having to spend much.
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• Philippines
20 Mar 16
I eat egg plant with egg on it. I haven't ate okra for a while now, but I've ate some tomatoes in my soup yesterday. I still don't know how to cook fish.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
cooking fish is the easiest. You just have to put salt then you can fry or grill it.
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20 Mar 16
I could not agree more fresh food from the province taste better.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
Nothing beats those foods.
@AkoPinay (10031)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Boiled/Steamed Okra dip in soy sauce is enough for me
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
Steamed okra dipped in oyster sauce for me.
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@Shavkat (63449)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
It doesn't need to eat in grandeur way. An affordable meal can satisfy our needs.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Definitely. The veggies are from the neighbors and the fish are fresh from the lake nearby.
@silvermist (20080)
• India
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 YOor lunch looks good.I would have liked a little rice with it.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Our meal always includes rice.
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@silvermist (20080)
• India
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 We too take rice for lunch.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@silvermist We have rice for every meal. Lunch, dinner, even breakfast.
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
Oh my ! Those are my favorite foods specially that okra and fried talong and the bagoong (though mine should have chopped Thai chili and lemon drops) . I eat with my bare hands when it's them on the table .
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
The bagoong actually has ginger, onions and garlic. It's definitely best to eat them with bare hands.
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Eating with bare hands is also appetizing . Makes you eat more rice though .
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
23 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD That's right. It's also easier especially when you're going to eat fish.
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@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
i love everything in that picture except the eggplant. where's the rice? i always ask Ma to make some of these whenever i feel like eating with my hands. i hope everybody was satisfied.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Why not with the eggplants? Fried eggplants are the best.Yes, I agree with you. You don't need spoon and fork to eat them.
@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 i dont know really haha.. i hate it the most. i guess the last time i ate some was when i was a little girl.. poor eggplant.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@MGjhaud How about experimenting on how it was cooked? Maybe it will change the way you think about eating eggplants.
@KuznVinny (774)
• United States
30 Mar 16
Even though I'm not accustomed to the food of the Philippines (with minimal exception, as I did have a Philippino friend), this looks delicious WITH the single exception of the okra. I can't stand okra. Though I've heard fried okra is good, I'm not game to try it. I once boiled the stuff. Tragic! I like it in small quantities in soup, though.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
It tastes great actually though some people dislike it because it's slimy in the inside.
• United States
31 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 So it does taste great. Good. It was the sliminess that bothered me. So maybe fried would be a good bet.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@KuznVinny But I haven't seen fried okra yet.
@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
20 Mar 16
This fish looks AMAZING!!! Okra is great! though I do prefer to saute them with bacon.. yum
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Indeed it is. I haven't tried okra with bacon. Bacon is kinda expensive here.
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 okra with scrambled egg is also nice,
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
@Drosophila oh that's a bit different also. Here we have grilled eggplant dipped in scrambled eggs then fried.
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Yummy!
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Yep, definitely a great lunch.
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@Lucky15 (33753)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 i can have those. Simple and yummy :)
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@Lucky15 One of the perks of living in the province.
@rina110383 (24095)
20 Mar 16
I love your lunch! I missed eating fried eggplant with soy sauce and calamansi.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Have you tried it with Bagoong? I bet you'll like it even more.
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@rina110383 (24095)
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Yes, but I prefer soy sauce
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@rina110383 Well I do have that habit too. Soy sauce with calamansi as a dip in almost any dishes.
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• Philippines
20 Mar 16
oh my! It looks so good! Thanks for sharing.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Yes. Tastes good plus the fish are really fresh from the lake here.
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Here in Baguio if I want fresh fish I would need to buy it from the market as early as 6am. Nothing tastes better than a fresh fish.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@psyedelicbworm Luckily here, there are people who will go house to house to sell the fish they caught. We don't necessarily have to go to the market.
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
22 Mar 16
That looks delicious!!!!
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
It is indeed.
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@marlina (74866)
• Canada
22 Mar 16
What do you mean by province?
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
It means a rural area. Not in the city.
@ptrikha_2 (8702)
• India
21 Mar 16
You got this at a well known restaurant? And did you use any coupons?
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
Just cooked them at home.
@skysnap (17805)
20 Mar 16
Hmm I like fish especially if they are fried with some marinated thing. I have to try the philipines food at some point of the time.
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@LdeL0318 (6445)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
We do have a lot of yummy dishes.