Thursday, February 08, 2007

Upgrades

For dinner one night, I had a hankering for Ineng's bbq. I went to Market!Market for a supermarket shopping trip, ostensibly to buy cat litter and trash bags, but also got some prepared salads and a few other items, ok a whole cart load! But I digress. I picked up a couple of the bbq sticks and suffered through the hour long ride home. I'd have devoured them right there in the car, the smell was intoxicating! Even now, as I write this, my salivary glands are going into overdrive just thinking of that combination of salty sweetness it gives off fresh from the grill.

I made it home, bbq intact. I pulled out two fronds of fresh rosemary from my Lipa loot, and chopped some fresh parsley to top the rice. I removed the grilled pork from its skewer, and poured some apple cider vinegar, chopped rosemary, and garlic together. Plopped it into the turbo broiler for 12 minutes and served it with parsley infused rice and steamed vegetables. Delicious.

On another recent evening, a couple of leftover sourcream donuts had a facelift with a scoop of Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream and a light drizzle of mangosteen preserves. The tastes and textures were perfect, the toasted, crumbly cake with the cold, sweetness of the ice cream, topped with a slightly tart highlight. Guests enjoyed the dessert, I enjoyed pulling it together from what I had in store.

7 comments:

Socky said...

That Ineng's bbq makeover sounds delish. I still have some rosemary and parsley and there's an Ineng's bbq just outside the condo. What am I waiting for!

Katrina said...

Wow, you really are good when you put your witch hat on! ;-)

Mmm...love those sour cream doughnuts; was disappointed they weren't available last time I went to KK. Thanks for telling me the mangosteen jam was available again. I told my mom and warned her mangosteen season's almost over, so I think she plans to hoard!

Anson said...

Coffee ice cream and mangosteen jam? Sounds like I know where you got the idea.

christine said...

Wow your post, especially the last paragraph left me drooling. Did you get your mangosteen preserves in Metro grocery?

Mila Tan said...

Hi Anson, yes, the old Magnolia combination (which they don't do anymore), plus Marketman wrote about the mangosteen preserves last year or so.

Christine, I got them at Market Market, near the fruits and vegetables stalls. One of the regional kiosks sells them, along with jars of pastillas de leche. Got one of those too!

christine said...

Great! I'm gonna find myself some. :) Thanks.

Zach said...

Hi

How do i get my hands on some mangosteen preserves? is there anywhere in the EU that I could order from?

Zach

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