Thursday, February 01, 2007

Bataan Fiesta

The fiesta of Hermosa, Bataan was an enjoyable one. Like last year, we were invited to this year's fiesta by our friend Poppo and Jhackie. My sister and i left with Poppo and Jhackie on the 29th of January and we arrived right at the heart of preparations for the feast on the 30th. Poppo's mom and sister were already there, supervising the preparations. Their cook, Tiang Teri, prepared a sumptuous cavalcade of food that could satisfy even the most satisfying of palates. Relyenong Bangus, Morcon Hamonado, Igadillo, Menudo, Fried Chicken in coconut milk marinade, lechon baboy, lots and lots of talaba and shrimp, dinuguan, putong galapong and other succulent delicacies were laid out before the guests. We were happy to have been asked to help with the stuffing of the relyenong bangus. Mind you, if you think stuffing relyenong bangus is easy, think again! It's a daunting task that takes a lot of getting used to. Thanks to Poppo and Jhackie and Poppo's wonderful family for an enjoyable fiesta!