Chill with the grill…

Chill with the grill…

Okay, this one is going to be short. At least, in this article, a good food can be had in four simple and very easy steps.  All that one has got to do is find it, pick it, wash it, and grill it. For that, one could not be more thankful for the bounty of the sea that is the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape.  In particular, the intertidal mudflats along the coastlines of Barangays Manipis and Luca, in Tanjay City, and the “tagnipis” shellfish that inhabit in there.  Continue reading “Chill with the grill…”

The Ugpan Pasta

The Ugpan Pasta
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I don’t wanna spoil the fun by jumping right into the end of the story.  But just like in some movies, they put the last parts of the movie in the intro, and then whole movie is devoted to telling how it got there. That is, in this case, an empty plate and a full stomach.

In a previous article, this writer made a commitment to do another one that traces the steps of something that began as the “ugpan” shellfish in Manong Boning‘s basket, and ended up on an empty plate [picture above] that’s due for the dishwasher. This is it.  Continue reading “The Ugpan Pasta”

Something for the shellfish [A Cry For Help]

Something for the shellfish [A Cry For Help]
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What we have plentiful of, we didn’t speak about. I don’t know what it’s called scientifically, but it’s locally known as “punaw”, one of the several species of shellfish that can be found in the mudflats along the coastline of Barangays Manipis and Luca in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Well, this takes us on a slight detour, from the usual legalistic tonality that characterizes the usual rants that any poor soul can find in this particular corner of the web.  For a good reason, in the hope of serving a noble cause – saving the precious little fellows, shown in the picture above, their kind and their kin. At least, them that reside along shores of my home town, Tanjay, in the southeastern part of the Negros Island or the southwestern aspect of the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape [TSPS], in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines. Continue reading “Something for the shellfish [A Cry For Help]”