* Grocery Shopping

Today we have to go grocery shopping.  Need to get some things for supper tonight.  We'll go to the wet market in Antipolo and to some of the grocery stores nearby.  There is lots to choose from, so I hope you're ready!  First we'll shop for our meat.

You can buy your fish from Hypermarket, or..........

Shopwise, 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?


  1. I could go for a nice fish dinner, but I'll pass on the chicken helmets and Adidas!

  2. Oh! The red fish with its big eyes looks divine. I won't mind some adidas stewed in soy sauce and dried mushroom. I'm not too fussy about the rice...and as for the vege, kangkong in belacan will do fine! Guava has loads of vitamin C, plus I haven't had Jackfruits in years! So, what time shall I come?....Ling :9