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Halo Halo with Cheese

Today’s post is kind’a far from Gulay Talks because this is my entry for this week’s Travel Diva’s Tuesday Travels’ meme. Since the whole month of August talks only on food travels, so still, it’s a bit related to foodies.

Anyway, I didn’t know how Hal0-halo tastes when added with a mountainous-looking cheese. When we visited Legazpi City, before visiting other areas in Bicol region, my aunt brought me, my cousin and my mom in one mall where halo-halo with cheese are being sold.

Yay! That was really a mountain of cheese!

In less than 5 minutes, I was able to gulp the halo-halo. Haha! Indeed it was so delicious! A really must try in Legazpi City.

Sbarro’s Unknown Food

Yesterday, I was invited to attend for a “mini” birthday dinner and celebration of one of my close friends in medical school. Why “mini”? It’s because we were just six whom she invited to dine out excluding her husband and her. Altogether, we were just eight dining at Sbarro, an Italian restaurant in Ayala Center Cebu.

Anyway, I am not really into Italian foods. That, honestly, was my first time to dine at Sbarro restaurant. I don’t eat pasta but I do love pizzas. Perhaps the reason why Italian restaurant are not as inviting for me as other restaurants like Thai, or any.

So, here below, since I am not familiar with the foods in that restaurant, I just let the celebrant chose a food for me. Off course, she knew what I want and I don’t like to eat.

She ordered roasted chicken for me. I’ll be posting about that foodie, maybe tomorrow. She also gave me plain white cheese pizza and this one below which I forgot the name. Haha!

She said this food is just right for me. This has no pork, beef, crustaceans or any thing mixed that I don’t eat. This is plainly a dough and a spinach inside it. She chose white creamy milky cheesy sauce for me as well.

However, though I was really hungry last night, I wasn’t able to finish this one and even the pizza. Off course, I first ate the roasted chicken. Then I tried some bit of pieces of the slice of the pizza. And then this one. Waaaaaaah! That was really a carbo-night for me. I was eating merely carbohydrates. Haha!

Can somebody help me remember what this food names? Thanks!

Happy Sunday, by the way! Have a blessed one!

Malunggay

I’ve been sharing foods here that are mixed with malunggay and of any malunggay preparation like the Vegetarian Mixed Malunggay Canton and the Seafood Mixed in Malunggay Canton but I missed sharing about what are the wonders I have known about malunggay.

Image lifted from http://len7288.hubpages.com/hub/Health-Benefits-of-Malunggay-Leaves

I’ll give you some info about this wondrous leafy vegetable.

The word ‘Malunggay‘ is actually the name so-called only in the Philippines to this tropical, with drooping branches and leaves, and a fast-growing vegetable tree. The tree is also named ‘Moringa’ in English, Moringa oleifera, its scientific name and ‘Sajina’ in India.

Now a days, Malunggay has been keenly studied and a subject to many researches due to its potentials in the health and medical field. In fact, one research published by the Bureau of Plant Industry reporting that malunggay leaves has calcium contents which is approximately equivalent to 4 glasses of milk. It also contains potassium remarkably comparable to the contents present in banana. Vitamin C can also be contained in malunggay, as well as iron, vitamin A and protein.

These are just some of the wonders of this vegetable tree, malunggay.

Stay informed about the goodies of our vegetables only here in Oh Gosh Gulay!

Kakanon sa Bicol

This month in Travel Tuesdays, of the Travel Diva’s weekly meme theme is on food and travels (vacation). Do I say it right?

Anyway, here again another Bicolano food, in the image below, that I forgot the name. LOL! I practically don’t mind foods mixed with pork and beef and other foods that I am not used to eat, that’s why I just merely forgot the name of the food below. And more, our trip in Bicol region is almost a year ago. Who could remember the name then? LOL!

But off course, I still could remember the name of the restaurant where we ate. The restaurant was named Kakanon sa Bicol. If am not mistaken, yeah, I’m still a bit sure of the location because I and my cousin tried to take a walk over the area near the restaurant. It’s, I guess, 200 meters or more distantly away from SM City Naga.

Ok! Back to the food in the image above. If I still can remember it well, the food was mixed with taro leaves. According to my mum who is fond of eating this kind of food and even used to prepare it at home, the taro leaves is usually air dried before cooking. The dried taro leaves are then mixed with any spices, just for my mum, she uses just plain onions, garlic and more. Sometimes, my mum put meat on it also.

I haven’t personally tried the food above. So I can’t explain how it tastes. But my mum said it’s really spicy. Its spiciness is different from those foods (same way of preparing from the above image) because of the spices used.

Just bare with my tasty travel today! LOL!