Monday, January 26, 2009

Me... a Goat?

Adobong Kangkong

weekend snapshots

Technically, I am a bull and a monkey based on my astrological signs, but here in the Philippines, it's a common nickname (as a form of a tease) to call someone a goat when they love eating vegetables, especially the leafy ones.

Well, I really don't mind being called a "goat," for I do love to eat the greens. I actually eat more vegetables than fruits, although I could say that I would never eat okra come what may. Anyway, this veggie is called "kangkong" here in the Philippines, english name swamp spinach. Usually used in sinigang dishes, this vegetable is also cooked as an appetizer (leaves dipped in a batter then fried), or in this case, adobo.

Once I planned to cook sinigang, but it wasn't materialized because mom brought home ready to eat foods, so the next day, instead of letting the kangkong turn yellow, I decided to cook it a la adobo. A very simple dish, but I love this one a lot. This might be a lowly vegetable, but this fibrous veggie is definitely a wonder for people with digestion and bowel problems.

*** Jenn ***

6 comments:

Dora said...

I luv veges too! They're rich in Vitamin C and fibre - very healthy.

Happy WS and have fun!

Incog & Nito said...

I'm glad you love your veggies. Enjoy your day.

Kero said...

ang kangkong bow! My grandma used to talk about that radio commercial hihi. come visit my entry here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/search/label/weekend snapshot

tigerfish said...

I'm thinking of spicy sambal kang kong and that plate of steamed rice right now!

Marites said...

love veggies too and kangkong is always a fave. You should try okra, the young ones, they are sweet :)

Pretty Life Online said...

I love veggies... There aren't enough days in the weekend... nice catch! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

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Jenn, the Foodie


I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}