I’ve become really picky with the taste of every food I eat, all probably due to the first-trimester-bug. Now, I have come to accept it as reality when I’ve read somewhere that every pregnancy is a unique experience. It is very true and I’m a perfect example.
When I was preggy with Ayex, who is turning 3 on January, I only ate what was available. That means I never asked or requested for something that has to be bought from the market or cooked specially for me. I never experienced the first-trimester-bug more popularly known as morning sickness. I like to use the first rather than the latter because in my case, morning sickness happens spontaneously throughout the day. It can last long or short (when I’m lucky). Yes, at times I feel insane. Thanks to youtube, I can watch MELASONn moments that I missed, for a good laugh.
Ok, sorry that I digress. Let me go back to my topic. Being the picky eater that I have become, I like my food to be sour, salty and spicy most of the time. I have not craved for sweets so far. Even the candies I eat, I like them sour.
During the first weeks of my pregnancy, I had every chance to eat the food I’m craving for. Thanks to Kantineta for the (spicy) caldereta, diniguan, and pork binagoongan. And for my (spicy) and sour sinigang, thanks for the people at home. Wondering why (spicy)? That means I has to put something else to make it spicy because the dish is not as it is. 🙂
So what is the perfect sinigang for me? The soup should be plenty, sour and a little spicy. I don’t want gabi or Taro in my soup. I like it to be full of vegetables, even if it’s just kangkong, sitaw and some labanos. And the meat, I want it to be really soft and easy to chew. I specified meat because I’m not really a fan of fish in sour soup.
If I go home with sinigang cooked exactly the same as above, I would probably eat it over and over again for days until I get tired of its taste or until I craved for something else. How about you, what will make you eat sinigang for days?