Fresh and simple = incredibly satisfying. Our stomachs were grumbling after an early morning start and drive from Cebu City to Bogo, and seeing all the spectacular seafood at the market was really making matters worse… Then I turned a corner and spied this tindera’s (saleslady’s) simple breakfast and I nearly offered to buy it! But I had more manners than that, and asked for permission to photograph her and her breakfast instead. A simple soup with a crab, a small fish, some veggies and salt served with several cups of boiled rice. A meal for two set up on a bench right inside the market. Yum, is right. As I said in an earlier post, with seafood this fresh, you don’t need to do much to it to enjoy a superb meal.
This dish was not only incredibly satisfying to look at (I didn’t get to taste it), and better yet, incredibly healthy, without any fat and with lots of vegetables. If I ate this for breakfast every day maybe I wouldn’t be 20 pounds heavier than I should be! Using the freshest ingredients, straight from the sea and nearby farms, in a simple soup like this, now that is fine food indeed… We ended up at Jollibee for breakfast, boohoo. :(