Monday, October 24, 2011

LUBI-LUBI : the cure.......

One Saturday , we went to the flee market in Ceres, Ca. By the entrance , there was a man selling coconut. I told myself , "Gimingaw na ko ug butong nilamaw"( I miss young coconut juice with coconut meat). In the Philippine we grow up having butong nilamaw  as fun pastime during summer or weekend with family and friends. We pass the vendor and look around.  We bought two blanket. One for Jya and a gift for a little girl's bithday on the 29th of October.

On our way back to where we parked, we have to pass by the coconut vendor again. I know those are not young coconut  but just have to buy some as "Tambal sa ka hidlaw"(cure for the cravings) I bought 6 coconut. And true they were not young enough. The meat close to the eye are tender than the other half of the  fruit. I could not find my utensil for scraping the meant . So I had to slice the coconut meat so thinly. It was good ! Every body at dinner time who had some said "Lami lagi, Magsigi man ta ug ka-on bisan ug busog na".(It is so good that I cant stop eating eveen when I'm already full")


For the even tougher coconut meat, I also slice them so thinly and cook them into bukhayo. I hate to throw the rest away because it was not so cheap. It was 2 for $5. I use the 5 and left one for my brother , Noel who was sick that week. It took a long time to cook then hoping it would be tender. It was just a bit tender after more than 6 hrs of slow cooking. Mama Cesla and I  enjoyed it so much.

It was so good to last bite. 

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