Another long weekend. This month of May has been real good, but like they say "all good things must come to an end". June will be looonnnggggg! Back to regular programming, back to 6 days work weeks. I console myself thinking that after June, it is July and August a.k.a. the summer vacation months. Yayyy!!! As I sit here in my office typing away, I can't help but look out the window that's on my right. I see green trees,colourful flowers, the yellow sun shining, and occasionally one or two neighbors walking around town. I see Spring. When I think back to the winter, I am glad that it's over. Although, I am a bit sad about the food. Because some of the best food I have is usually during the winter - especially Soups!
Tinolang Manok / Chicken Tinola - one of my favorite Filipino soup. This is traditionally made of chicken pieces, ginger for the broth, and sayote or unripe papaya and malunggay for the vegetables. I'm not always able to find all the ingredients needed so I improvise usually with spinach leaves and I like to add tomatoes too.
Pochero - beef bone soup cooked slowly for hours until meat is super tender with vegetables like cabbage, bell pepper, corn, just to name a few .... I especially loved it when my mother prepared this for me when I was a little girl.
Sinigang na Baboy / Pork Sour Soup - is a delicious Filipino native sour soup. There are many kinds of Sinigang using shrimp, fish, chicken, but I especially like it with pork and with lots of fat. Not exactly unhealthy,but I tell myself the fat will help fight the cold. Oh heck, whatever right ...
Vietnamese Pho - not homemade and not Filipino, but super delicious. There is a small Asian restaurant in Metz which I love, but surprisingly haven't blogged about yet. I recently found out that they serve Vietnamese Pho every Thursdays and Fridays. Luckily, I happened to drop by on a Friday and got to try it out. Yummmm!!!