What were once common native fruits such as duhat, chico, mabolo, siniguelas
, chesa, and macopa, to name a few, are now difficult to source even in wet markets.
We bought assorted fruits: singkamas, duhat, siniguelas
, bananas, kamachile and mangoes (both green and ripe).
Indeed, Locally Fruit Truck is about the only place where you can drink a cocktail with siniguelas
at its base.
Beyond the Reading Room, 'Ang Maogmang Lugar' is a working orchard, planted to tropical blooms and fruits like rambutan, siniguelas
, duhat, santol, mangosteen and durian.
Sabor acido was Blanco's word for sourness; he identified the flora that were used as souring agents such as alibanban leaves and the pajo, small mango that were pickled and was a substitute for olives; iba or kamias; bignai and sirihuelas or what we now call siniguelas
Heiser warned against delicious summer fruits like guavas, siniguelas
, duhat, melons, watermelons usually eaten raw, straight from the tree or vine.
The Dorotan couple discussed adapted dishes such as tamales from the tamal of Mexico, using ube (purple yam) topped with tocino, shreds of yacon, mango, singkamas (jicama) and siniguelas
I started this article wanting to prove that the beauty of our food lies in its fresh ingredients, in the vibrant green and purple hues of a pyramid of siniguelas
, or the shimmering, translucent white of kinilaw made from fish plucked straight from the sea, or the sunrise yellow of a ripe mango.
The world is different now from the time of my childhood when you knew the seasons from the food that was served: mangoes and siniguelas
in summer; suman, bibingka and puto bumbong during Christmas; talangka in August.