Ginataang mais (pronounced GEE-nah-ta-ang MA-es) is a Filipino sweet corn dessert soup. I know this may not sound too appealing for people who haven’t tried it, but it’s one of my favorite desserts and it really brings back a lot of memories. It’s sweet enough for kids to enjoy, yet not too sweet that you couldn’t have multiple bowls in one day.
I never understood why there is such a stigma against brussel sprouts. Personally I think they taste like mild, little cabbages. By sauteing the brussel sprouts in a salty meat like bacon, prosciutto, or smoked sausage, the sprouts take on a wonderful flavor.
I was talking with a co-worker about a recipe I read in the local newspaper. The recipe was essentially green bean bundles wrapped with bacon. She mentioned that her kids loved the way she prepares green beans, which I learned later called “green beans almondine”.
I like most coconut-based curry dishes, but I’m still learning to appreciate the more earthier, spicier kinds. My favorite is Japanese curries because they are so silky smooth.
Lately I’ve been venturing to other food regions of the world. A co-worker introduced me to lamb korma, which is yummy Indian curry made from ginger, coconut milk, cumin and a bunch of other spices.