Mango and Sikwate
8 June 2009, 2:04 pm
Filed under: Cooking, Family, Food

The precious cooked budbud pilit was evenly allocated among three families.  Precious since many Cebuanos, in my neck of the woods, have attempted and struggled to reproduce what I call the traditional budbud, the Cebuano version.

Mango and sikwate are the crucial partners of budbud.  Mango season in our area runs from October to November, a long way to wait yet.  The stash of tablea  from my visits in Manila looked dry and unattractive but I was not confident of the freshness of my hoard.  I could whip something up — a hot chocolate with milk, cream and eggyolk or tablea with milk.

The decision was unequivocal — I opted for the easy and lazy option.  Grabbing the sugar container was quicker and sprinkling my budbud with it was gratifying.  My ‘naturalized’ Cebuano husband wanted more.




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