Thursday, August 23, 2007

Talangka and Taba

Talangka is one of the Filipino dishes I do not often get to eat. That is why I do enjoy it whenever I get the chance.
Rui and Suu were both confused why their crabs were so small! They look like baby crabs really. It confused me to when I was young. Hahaha...


But for those who love to have talangka every day, everywhere, there is the bottled taba ng talangka in the groceries and markets. And for me, the best brand around is Navarro's. I pick the premium variety which is pure, no "halo".


It is pure unadulterated goodness of taba ng talangka!


This is how I enjoy mine... I mash about a tablespoon of it onto my hot steaming heap of rice and mix... and I have got myself one delicious treat!

26 comments:

  1. How I love talangka! Sadly, it's hard to come by these days. When I was younger, we'd have it every year- I think at about this time, too.

    I miss talangka. :-(

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  2. I never liked it - kaya di ko sha na-appreciate nung time na I was studying abroad! My friends ate this almost everyday and swear na 'ang sarap sarap' daw.. :)

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  3. Love this stuff gita with patis-mansi. I so miss the steamed(halabos?) ones dipped in vinegar & bagoong too. Wala dito niyan. A treat for me here in place of alimango & talangka would be soft-shell Maryland crab(alimasag). DYK that they cost about $5 each na! Pricey but good. Hope someone can bring me Navarro's premium TNT someday...haaay!

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  4. Once upon a time, one of my mom's co-workers bestowed upon us two bottles of talangka fat. Unlike the commonly bought bottles of talangka which is probably made from buro, this had thick, fat, spongy, solid fat from halabos na talangka. It had a hint of calamansi and it brought me endless joy, eating tiny bites of it with rice.

    Sadly, the officemate moved overseas, and we never ever found out where and how to buy more of the little, unbranded bottles of joy.

    *sobs* Give me back my taba ng talangka!

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  5. candishhh, baka naman acquired taste ang talangka... hehehe.. malay mo, in a few years, gusto mo na din sha... i used to hate adobo when i was younger.. ngayon, love ko na sha... o diba!

    joe, i like naman the buro (yung raw na grayish brown na puro asin lang ang preservative)... you squeeze lang the fat out of the body.. yummeee! and yes, not to forget the calamansi...
    bawi ka nalang pag nag vacation ka dito.. mahal kasi kung padadalahan ka namin ni Mon eh.. lugi sa Fedex. hahaha..

    wow, kaoko, that sounds like pure anadulterated talangka goodness! sayang, wala na nun... dibale, may Navarro's naman.. pagtyagaan mo na lang... it is not that bad... ;-)

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  6. (ULit) Try sinangag and sunny side up eggs and taba ng talangka as if its bagoong....for breakfast! Slurp!!!

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  7. giz, naku! cholesterol overload yan sister ha! ingat! hehehe.. once in 6 months lang yan... hahaha....

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  8. oh my gulay! ang deadly!!!!!

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  9. yaan mo na, heinj, you only live once. hahaha.. might as well indulge you palate's senses... my bad! ;-)

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  10. Ipahid mo sa inihaw na talong na may sibuyas, kamatis at kalamansi to go with inihaw na bangus....ayos!

    Alalay lang duon sa may mga mataas ang BP at Cholesterol...pahid-pahid lang ika nga para bagang "Pat'e"...masarap din ipahid yan sa suman.

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  11. uy, mukang magugustuhan ni Mon yan a.. lalo na yung sa talong... veggie-person pa naman yun. mahilig sa gulay...thanks, kuya pete. subukan ko nga... ;-)

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  12. wow ansarap kakatakot lang kasi pampabata yan e... tama ba doc? eheh

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  13. lahat naman ng sobra eh masama diba.. hehehe so if in moderation ang talangka as well as other fatty foods, ok lang yan, kapatid!

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  14. Hihi. yun nga eh, since napakadalang namin magkaron nya, hmmm....say isang bote sa buong taon...so mga 5 days a year! lol.

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  15. If eating too much of that isn't bad for my health, I would have stocked up at home. I love talangka.

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  16. photowalker, everything naman, not just talangka, is best enjoyed in moderation! health is wealth naman talangka diba.. este, talaga. hehehe...
    thanks for dropping by!

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  17. Hi Gita,

    Natyempuhan ko yan nung isang Sabado sa AANI. Bihira pala yan?

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  18. Doc, I was at an asia shop yesterday purposely looking for this....it was my first time to be on that shop and to my delight meron silang 'crab paste.' I hurriedly went home and showed hubby but he said color was darker so it might be different....ayun, its from thailand kaya puro garlic pero matabang sa lasa ko, iba pa rin talaga yung galing sa atin.... =(

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  19. ...sarap naman nito gita. nakakatakam. yum!

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  20. giz, sayang, sana pinoy made ang nabili mo. pero dibale, ok na din siguro yan.. konting adjust na lang sa timpla... magaling ka naman magluto eh. ;-)

    lovingsue, ay sis, takam talaga ako the whole week na may sakit ako.. di ko ma-eat! di ko man lang matikman kahit konti kasi bad for my poopoo... tinago ko tuloy sa likod ng ref para di ako ma tempt. hehehe...
    am getting better na. thanks for the wellwish...

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  21. I also like talangka. I've had it a few times whenever I am in Filipino homes and during my visits to Manila.

    But isn't it a bit unhealthy?

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  22. make money online, just take it in moderation... we all deserve a treat once in a while. ;-)

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  23. My BF uses this for fried rice also, good thing navarro's yung binili naming brand last time.

    we emptied the bottle after a dozen or more fried rice days, i'm still convincing my BF to buy crab paste again. I like you, we both like eating. :)

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  24. Madellaine, they say Navarro's is the best brand daw. eating? hahaha.. will never tire of it! ;-)

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