This month's Kitchen Trotter box is taking us to the Philippines. I only have one recipe on my blog so far from the Philippines - turon, or caramelised banana egg rolls - and they were delicious so I have high hopes for this destination.
The first thing out of the box was a bag of dried green mangoes, followed by garlic flavour corn snacks.
Next was a jar of coconut sport in heavy syrup, then a sachet of sinigang seasoning mix for tamarind soup.
There was also a tub of shrimp paste (I still have one from the Indonesian box) and some rocou seeds, mainly used for colouring in rice dishes and sauces. There was a sheet of stickers which appealed to my globecooking mentality.
There should also have been a bottle of banana ketchup but there was a problem with deliveries due to a tropical storm, so they will be sending this on later and have provided a recipe to make your own for the time being.
On to the recipes - first is sinigang soup, a mild fish soup.
The main meal is binagoongan talong, which is hopefully easier to make than it is to pronounce ! A pork dish with flavours of the sea apparently - sounds intriguing !
Next is Java rice, which can be served with the aforementioned binagoongan talong.
And for dessert, a bukayo-style coconut creme.
The bonus gift in this month's kit is a bag of incense cones - they might come in handy after cooking with the shrimp paste ! I'll be back soon to tell you how I got on and share the recipes.
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