Last night, my sister called and asked me to buy some rice after work. Got out of the office around 6:30 PM and headed for the nearby Filipino store. It was a small place and they only carry a few items, but I figured they should have rice for sale. Soon as I was inside the establishment, I smelled something cooking. If my senses serves me right, it’s daeng na bangus I smell and that delish crispy pata. And true enough, I was right — they’re indeed whipping that up in their kitchen.
Being the nosy bee that I am, I went to the back end of the store. I was surprised to see that they have this take out place. Saw an array of meat and fish products, and a fryer. It didn’t took me long to decide what I’ll have for dinner — daeng na bangus and crispy pata it is!
I rushed home to cook some rice, diced some tomatoes and mixed in some shrimp paste. And soon as my siblings heard me making noise in the kitchen, they got out of there bedrooms and went straight to the dining table. There was no need for me to yell, kakain na! They just grabbed a plate and sat down ready to dig in.
It was a gluttonous supper, I ate more than my limit. I was suppose to only have a cup of rice or two at the very most. But I was in food heaven, and my siblings loved it as well. After dinner, what’s left is fish skin and bones. It was one of those nights when we’d say, screw diet!