You can buy your fish from Hypermarket, or..........
Antipolo Wet Market.
Some varieties of fish...
and other seafood.
You can also choose from a wide selection of beef, pork or chicken.
Chicken heads or feet anyone?
(The Filipinos, with their sense of humor, call these the helmet and adidas!)
If we are cooking a Filipino meal (breakfast, lunch or supper) we have to have rice.
Do you know which kind to get?! And you thought rice was rice was rice!
Now for some veggies and maybe some fruit for dessert.
One thing we have learned here is that there is an endless and amazing variety of fruits and vegetables in God's creation. So many things we never heard of. Here is a short list of some of the names.
Fruits: Atis, Dalandon, Durian, Guava, Guyabank, Jackfruit, Lanzones, Makopa, Papaya, Pomelo, Rambutan, Santol. Just the bananas alone present a big variety -- saba, cavendish, senorita, etc. Some of them can be fried and then carmelized with brown sugar. Yum! Some can be boiled. Some are eaten as they are. (Hmmm. I wonder which ones make the best peanut butter and banana sandwiches.......)
Veggies: Ampalaya, Alogbati, Eggplant, Kangkong, Okra, Pechay, Sayote.
I'm sure there are many more we haven't learned about yet. Some of the names are familiar, but not real common to North America. You can also get the common everyday veggies here -- corn, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, etc.
So have you figured out your menu for tonight yet?