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Let’s talk about condiments. A condiment is defined as a substance (may it be a sauce or a seasoning) used to add flavor to any food.
Some of the common condiments are mayonnaise, salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, and many more.
Almost every food can be paired with a set of condiments to enhance the flavor. For example, ketchup and mustard are usually used for hot dogs to improve the taste. Burgers typically needs some mayonnaise and ketchup to make it more flavorful. Although, these statements might only be true to some people.
Even if condiments can make food taste better, not all individuals have the same taste preference. I love mayonnaise, but I have friends who hates it. I can say that mayonnaise makes ham sandwich taste better, while a friend who hates mayonnaise can tell otherwise.
Did you know that there is a point in my childhood when I enjoy eating sinigang na baboy with banana ketchup? Sounds weird, isn’t it? Well, that is the way I liked my sinigang during that time — good thing I am way over it. Another example is the use of mayonnaise and bagoong mixture as a sauce for lechon kawali, which is an alternative for lechon sauce. It is not a bad combination. In fact, I am enjoying eating lechon kawali with it.
Last week, I fried some round scad (galunggong). The smell masked the whole house, but that is fine. All that matters is that we enjoyed the delicious crispy fried galunggong (and the ensaladang talong) that we had for dinner. Whenever I eat fried galunggong , I see to it that I have toyomansi with chili. Sometimes, I eat it with bagoong balayan with lemon or calamansi.
Do you love Fried Galunggong? What condiments do you use when eating Fried Galunggong?
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