Sep 16, 2011

The country girl

I've lost count on how many times we had it in a week so as I entered the house and smelled the familiar odor wafting through the air all I could do was silently utter my discontentment. Dried fish! As I sat with the others for lunch my hunger won. Our Nanay Manang had prepared some tomatoes and onion dip with chopped coriandre. There was also vinegar with some crushed chili pepper. It was a feast!

I never thought that I would miss having dried fish. I was slowly conditioning myself that chicken and steak would be a better substitute. But the village girl in me kept on resurfacing. I would prepare brewed coffee just like we had back home. Ate lots of rice until my bulges came and triumphantly stayed. Still there was something lacking. Then one fine day a Pinay friend brought me some dried fish. It was like being home once again. So for two days, I feasted on them. The smell that penetrated my kitchen didn't bother me at all. I savoured every moment and every bite. Some bitter sweet memories came rushing in. It's true what they say: "you can take away the girl out of the country but you cannot take the country out of the girl".

5 comments:

anney said...

Mahilig ako sa tuyo! Sarap sa sinangag yan!

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Partitur Musik klasik said...

i like it..
yummy,
i'm hungry..hehe

Ellen said...

nakaka-miss ang ganitong ulam, lalo na sa umaga tapos mainit na kape...wew!

JhAnEy said...

I also love eating tuyo dipped in spicy vinegary with tomatoes and onions on the side. Yummy =)