Friday, August 12, 2011

Ginataang Hipon

This was the single best home-cooked meal that the CC had in the Philippines.

It doesn't get simpler than this but it's a flavor complex. Texture from the fresh bamboo shoots, corn and shrimp, flavor from the coconut milk and the fresh chilli leaves, color from the shrimp, corn, and chilli leaves, umami from the fish sauce (patis.)

It's a flat-out masterpiece.


Tom said...

I thought you didn't like coconut milk.

Tom said...

Wait, why did that commenter display as Tom? --Varsha

ShockingSchadenfreude said...

I definitely like coconuts and coconut water and coconut milk (in moderation.)

I even make my own. What's not to like?