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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Filipino suggestions?

My uncle was recently on holiday in the Philippines, and knowing my fondness for unusual foods, brought this back for me: a can of "Fish n' Nuts" . Seeing it on the shelf makes me giggle.
Any ideas? Anyone?

And these also. I think I have a fair idea of what to do with the shrimp fry, but the cooked dry peas...??


  • The shrimp sounds a little like bagoong, a salty type of shrimp paste, and can also be used as an acompaniment to stew and curries, much like how chutneys are used.

    As for the cooked dry peas, they are usually placed in stews and fried rice in the philippines as frozen peas are not as popular and are more pricey than the canned version.

    As for the fish and nuts, hmmm... i'm not sure about that one, it seems like a whole other dish on its own.

    By Blogger Jen, at 7/11/2006 05:39:00 pm  

  • hi
    the peas can be used for pie and mushy peas, yummmmm.
    get your fav pie heat it and spread hot peas on top we have them about one ince thick.
    can be brought at harrys cafe de wheels, sydney, au.
    anvil181 at hotmail.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/15/2006 12:13:00 pm  

  • I love bagoong. But you can't really have too much of it, its really salty and has a strong taste. My grandmother usually just serves up a scoop of it with chopped up tomato and onion and we eat it with rice, of course. More of an accompaniment as jenjen says.
    Fish n nuts? No idea. I will ask granny and let you know if she has any suggestions :p

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9/29/2006 09:32:00 am  

  • The bottom of the can says "pulutan", that means its something you eat as a sidedish when you are drinking beer. Eat it straight out of the can. It's for rough blokes who don't know their way around the kitchen. Just as long as they know where the can-opener is.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/13/2006 03:28:00 pm  

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