Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Carbs! The Carbs!

This is the real truth that will stare you at the face: Diets don’t work. Yes. D-I-E-T-S D-O-N’-T W-O-R-K. So stop all that deprivation and get a fork.

Clockwise from top: Suman – Ground glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and boiled in young banana leaves. Linusak / linupak- boiled cassava mashed in a mortar and pestle where grated coconut, margarine or butter and sugar have been added. Cassava cake – grated cassava baked with eggs and sugar.

Kutsinta – ground rice, sugar, lye, and steamed until cooked. Best served with grated coconut.

Pan de Sal – The Filipino staple. Move aside bagels. And hey, don’t forget the liver spread.

Monay? I don’t know how this is called. But still, flour, fat and sugar.

Ensaymada – Soft dough. Margarine, sugar. Sometimes with grated cheese.


Effect of too much sugar: Everybody gets cranky. (You can go back to your diet if you like).

Hoy, magandang umaga!


Manggy said...

You're right, it's monay :) I will have one each of the non-cassava ones please: I'll just walk it off ;)

foodhuntress79 said...

Manggy, because there are many variations of monay, di ba? Haha. Di ko na alam which is which. :)

u8mypinkc00kies♥ said...

Yummy!! I want the suman and kutchinta! :D