How do you want your corn?

@Alexandoy (63403)
Cainta, Philippines
June 29, 2020 5:03pm CST
Some people are surprise to hear that we broil corn over charcoal. Boiled corn is very common and there are vendors with carts selling boiled corn in a big pot. With broiled corn, the taste is like popcorn but the sweetness is evident. The best corn for us is the white one. The yellow is not that good.
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• Semarang, Indonesia
4 Jul
I loved boiled corn too.. yes.. it is sweet and crunchy. I see your picture then i amaze it... the white colour with some purple corn is rare here. Look so beautiful corn
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
4 Jul
We always buy that white with purple. It is guaranteed to be sweet.
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• Semarang, Indonesia
4 Jul
@Alexandoy oow.. it is the good quality one
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
4 Jul
@HannahKusKus yes, good quality and sweet.
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@Thrilliana (13339)
• Philippines
30 Jun
Never tried bbqed corn hehehe. But i love boiled one. The best corn ever
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Have you tried the purple corn? It is white but with some red kernels. It is guaranteed sweet.
@Thrilliana (13339)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@Alexandoy nope, i only tried the white and yellow ones if that is available in the market i will ask.. boiled or grilled?
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@Thrilliana we boil the purple corn. It doesn't matter if it is not fresh anymore as long as it still looks good, we buy it. Always sweet.
@louievill (27284)
• Philippines
29 Jun
I like sweet corn eaten corn on the cob and from time to time we brush it with butter and sprinkle fine iodized salt on the melted butter.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
Sweet corn is good if it is sweet but most often than not the yellow corn in the market is not sweet.
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@louievill (27284)
• Philippines
29 Jun
@Alexandoy they should label it as sweet corn if its real sweet corn because its another variety. Yes in the market sometimes they would just tell you that it's sweet corn then sometimes it's not.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@louievill the label is always sweet corn when it is yellow. What I buy now is the purple kind. It is similar to the (American) Indian maize which has some purple kernels. It is guaranteed sweet even when not fresh from harvest.
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@wolfgirl569 (32277)
• Marion, Ohio
29 Jun
I love white corn. I can eat it without cooking it. Just smear butter on it.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
I have to agree because we were eating the harvested corn from our garden when I was in grade school. No butter, just the white corn, waheehee,
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@wolfgirl569 (32277)
• Marion, Ohio
29 Jun
@Alexandoy When we plant sweet corn it is always the white. The raccoons and deer dont seem to like it as much as they do the yellow.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@wolfgirl569 oh, I didn't know that the deer and raccoons like corn. It is good that they are choosy with the corn, waheehee.
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• India
30 Jun
We do that as well and carts selling broiled corns are a common sight here when you go to the beach. Broiling makes them soft, smoky and juicy to bite into. I love that taste!
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
The broiled corn vendor is getting rare. From what I remember, I once saw a vendor in the market broiling corn. But that was many years ago.
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• India
30 Jun
@Alexandoy yeah, these days I find a lot of carts selling sweet corns, in different flavours, sold corn off the cob.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@Miracle_Maya it is the season of corn that is why there are many vendors. Here, I have not seen them yet in the streets.
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@jayanth_77 (6163)
• India
30 Jun
Yes boiled corn tastes sweater than raw corn. I am familiar with the yellow variety of corn. The white variety I haven't seen. Is the white variety very common in Philippines.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Now the most common here is the white and yellow variety, they are almost the same in number. But there is one variety that is a newcomer and certified sweet - the purple variety.
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• India
30 Jun
@Alexandoy purple variety corns seems really interesting. Is it a hybrid variety.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@jayanth_77 most likely, yes, it is a hybrid of that purple corn of the Indians. I buy that most of the time and I always experience a sweet corn with the purple corn. But don't get me wrong, only some kernels are purple like about 20 to 50 kernels in one corn.
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@JimBo452020 (18050)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
I have only ever seen the yellow corn here. I have seen people put it on a bbq.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
We also have the yellow corn here but we prefer the white.
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@JimBo452020 (18050)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
@Alexandoy How do the tastes compare?
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
@JimBo452020 if the yellow corn is really sweet then the white has no match regarding sweetness. But the texture of the white is soft especially the skin of the kernels and if fresh then it is also sweet.
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@nawala123 (13070)
• Indonesia
1 Jul
Same, we use charcoal for grilling corn. Corn is jagung in here
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
Broiled over charcoal is nice to eat like a taste of popcorn, waheehee.
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@nawala123 (13070)
• Indonesia
2 Jul
@Alexandoy cooking using charcoal make food tastier
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
@nawala123 that is what my grandma said that the charcoal has a flavor too. It is actually the smoke.
@much2say (42516)
• United States
30 Jun
Is that the same as "grilled"? I boil it for a few minutes, toss it with some kind of soy sauce "sauce" and then we throw it on the barbeque. But on the stove, we will just boil and enjoy with butter and salt. I think the white one is much sweeter - but yellow is ok too.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Yes, broiled or grilled is the same to me as long as it is roasted over the charcoal or fire.
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@much2say (42516)
• United States
30 Jun
@Alexandoy Do you put anything on it - before or after cooking it?
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@much2say for the broiled corn, I just want it plain although some people brush it with butter.
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@JudyEv (217217)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
We saw a lot of corn being cooked on the streets in Nepal. There were always customers waiting so it must be popular.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
We never buy corn anymore from the street vendors who push the cart with a big can that is the pot for the boiled corn. We chanced upon a vendor using dirty water.
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@JudyEv (217217)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
@Alexandoy oh yuk!! That would put me right off.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
@JudyEv it was really a sad experience. We saw the plastic container of the water which is not clear so more likely it is dirty.
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@Adie04 (7949)
30 Jun
I like my corn to mix with creamer.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Just like my wife, she would grate the boiled corn and add her flavoring.
@Adie04 (7949)
30 Jun
@Alexandoy heheh, we are at the same there.
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• Agra, India
2 Jul
Send me some..I have been looking for sweet corn for two days now.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
2 Jul
The sweetest corn here is the purple variety and not the white or the yellow.
• United States
30 Jun
I like roasting an ear of corn on my barbecue grill. Comes out sweet with a smokey taste
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
That smokey taste makes it delicious.
@rhuenz (2386)
30 Jun
Yes the white one is so tasty. If you boiled it fresh then you can smell the aroma.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
That is right. When fresh, the white is very tasty when boiled.
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• Philippines
30 Jun
I like the white one as well.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
The white corn is delicious when freshly harvested.
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• Philippines
30 Jun
My mom's friend sent us corn today but i ended up eating fast food meal instead..
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
What did you do with the corn, did you boil it?
@SHOHANA (13959)
• Bangladesh
30 Jun
Boiled corn is something new to me too
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
What do you usually do with your corn, broil over the charcoal?
@rakski (53263)
• Philippines
29 Jun
I like it boiled
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
30 Jun
Boiled and probably eaten with butter huh.
@erictsuma (3335)
• Mombasa, Kenya
29 Jun
I like the boiled corn they taste very good.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
That is also the most common way of cooking corn here.
@marlina (105156)
• Canada
29 Jun
We always get the yellow corn, I like it with a touch of salt and butter,
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
29 Jun
The yellow corn here is not certified sweet. There are more bland yellow corn than sweet yellow corn. With the white, it is okay if it is fresh.