Saturday, May 04, 2013

Aling Azon -- The Longganisa Lady

Look for Aling Azon, a friend told us, who swears by the longganisa she makes and sells in the Calumpit local market. Whether you like it garlicky (white) or hamonado (red), it's delicious especially when dipped into Bulacan's famous sukang paombong.

She laughed when as we entered the market, we asked for Aling Azon. "Ako iyon!" she declared proudly, leading us to her stall. Her neighbors teased her lovingly, "sikat ka na talaga. parang artista!" She smiled widely as she chose the longganisas we ordered from where they were hanging. 

When asked how they should be cooked, she shyly offered her advice, "kung ako, hinahayaan ko munang kumulo sa konting tubig, bago sya tusukin sa tatlong lugar. Minsan naman," she gestured, "tinatanggal ko yung lubid sa baba para hindi lumobo."

The longganisas are P180 a kilo and they are served with a big wide smile. 

Thursday, May 02, 2013

The perfect goto in Malolos? It's at Citang's Eatery

A true blue Bulakenyo friend let it slip to my husband   that the best goto he'd ever tasted was in a small carinderia beside the Sta. Isabel church in Malolos, Bulacan.  Not one to ignore a "tasty" tip, we sped off to the capital city of Bulacan to hunt down that eatery and taste what it had to offer. 

Citang's, it turned out, is a real favorite with food lovers as people trooped in and out non-stop. It's a merienda haven with kakanins, sumans, puto and sweets galore -- perfect to dine in and take out. 

The puto comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one is the P110 round version.

Tamales in a bilao

A variety of choices to please the sweet tooth

And the goto? Just perfect. True to it's name, it has tuwalya and other innards as well, topped with chives and garlic. Partnered with tokwa't baboy (crispy fried litsong kawali) and heavenly Bulacan paombong vinegar, it seems one bowl is not enough. And since we didn't get a chance to taste the dinuguan, we're sure to head on back there.

Located right beside the Sta. Isabel Church, Citang's Eatery is in the town of Sta. Isabel, Malolos -- 620 Kuatro Kantos, Malolos, Bulacan


Tokwa't baboy, Citang's style

The sukang paombong that adds more flavor to the goto, the lumpiang prito, the tokwa't baboy and the list goes on and on