A bunch of people in AIESEC Brno were talking about a Global Village event that makes you cook food from your country. When I first heard of it, my blood ran cold. C’mon, I never cook. Not even rice. Everything I make is instant–instant soup, instant muffins, etc. If it isn’t instant, I just eat it straight from the can with a big spoon. Microwaved food is merely optional.

Then my mind went back to my time as an exchange student in France, where I just leeched off other people or ate bread and pate–not exactly my proudest moments. So the other day, I was going through my old diary entries from 2 years ago, and I saw my list of “goals” of things to do in France, such as: lose weight, run every day, draw more, learn French, learn how to cook… Did I do any of those things? Nuh-uh.

So yesterday, I decided to cook. To add more pressure to myself, I told my two Hungarian friends that I would make Filipino food for them.

Here is the result of my cooking:

Adobong Manok sa Gata

Vegetable Fried Rice

The Feast

Well, there it is. Adobong Manok sa Gata, otherwise known as Chicken Adobo in Coconut Milk, as well as Vegetable Fried Rice.

It tasted much better than I had hoped–quite good, actually, and my two friends said that they enjoyed it.

It wasn’t without its trials, though: I killed my hands trying to peel the garlic cloves (“Whattt? They needed to be peeled??”) and I made enough rice for an army (I still have two tupperwares full of it in the fridge).

No matter. I’m still kind of proud of what I did.

One Filipino dish per week. Does that sound good? 🙂

Posted by:trishlalisan

Frequent flyer. Customer marketer. Social media monster. Third-culture kid. Filipino martial artist. WordPress.com fangirl.

4 replies on “I cooked: Adobong Manok sa Gata

  1. Go trish! I’m learning how to cook as well. It’s quite fun actually. My biggest challenge is learning how to chop. I have a fear of slicing myself so I chop very cautiously. The result – oddly shaped veggies. 😀

    1. Yeah! Me too! That’s why I take so long to cook… I’m scared of cutting myself and of the splattering oil when it’s frying. O_o We’ll get over it with practice, I guess. Show me pics of your food tooo!

  2. HAHAHAHAHA JUST SAW THIS! ok, will email you pics of my food. i only have one pic 😦 didnt take pictures of the pastas and soups that i cooked 😀

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