22 Oct2006

My daughter had a friend over for dinner this evening. Faced with two identical platters of pan fried chicken breasts, she asked what the difference was between the platters and I quickly said “one platter was made up of male breasts while the other was female.” She said, “no really, what’s the difference…” so I quickly answered that in fact, the left platter was made up of left breasts and the right platter had only right breasts. To which she asked “don’t chickens have only ONE breast???” And I instantly burst into uncontrollable and pain inducing giggles. I was giggling so much I was certain food would go up my nostrils. After about 30-60 seconds of giggling, our pet Labrador came up to me totally concerned that one of her owners had covered his face and was nearly heaving from uncontrollable laughter. She even put her snout on my lap to try and calm me down. Maybe this is one of those “you had to be there” moments but ah…truly, laughter is the best medicine. Of course, my next absurd thought, was that the chickens had had mastectomies, but let’s not go there, shall we. Just as amusing was the discussion with the kids why both male and female humans had breasts but only females lactated, when both hens and roosters also had breasts but neither had any milk… I still smile at the thought of tonight’s dinner conversation. It was very amusing. Only from the mouth of babes…

P.S. One platter had chicken breasts pan fried with lemon and chilli pepper flakes and the other only had rosemary…



  1. Zita says:


    Oct 22, 2006 | 9:03 pm


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  3. Marketman says:

    Aridelros, I am, after all trying to diet so the chicken breasts were priamrily for me to slice and put on a large salad, but the kids had it with rice. We had a split pea and ham soup to start… President in Binondo is a favorite indeed…now, I am curious about Wah Sun…

    Oct 23, 2006 | 7:57 am

  4. CecileJ says:

    Wah Sun, and its sister resto, Ambos Mundos, were landmarks in the Quiapo area during my father-in-law’s time. My hubby introduced me to the resto…and I got hooked! Ambos Mundos’ estofadong dila, tortang crab and singang na hipon are so good that when they closed in Quiapo, hubby & I were inconsolable…until one day we discovered that the owners, who had migrated to Canada, re-migrated back here and opened shop in F. Torres. Boy, did we go there posthaste! No frills, old style resto pero ang sarap ng food!!! Try it, guys! You can go buy light fixtures after in nearby Soler street..walk out the calories! :)

    Oct 23, 2006 | 10:47 am

  5. Marketman says:

    CecileJ, there is mangosteen jam at Market!Market! again, about 2 boxes worth. Go now if you want it. And I mean now!

    Oct 23, 2006 | 12:15 pm

  6. tei says:

    guys, can you suggest other good restos in the binondo area? thanks…

    Oct 23, 2006 | 11:45 pm

  7. edel says:

    hello tei,
    i suggest wai ying in binondo

    Oct 24, 2006 | 12:59 am

  8. marta says:

    Oh my! The dimsum and the roast duck mami at Wah Ying is so good! Not only that, the prices are so unbelievably cheap. Usually go there after shopping at 168 or buying fixtures at Soler. They even sell frozen vacuum packed siomai, that is very good. My kids love it.

    Oct 25, 2006 | 6:28 pm

  9. Rodolfo Kintanar says:

    The rice toppings are the favorites of my grandchildren. These and the animals: various fish, crocodile, turtle and iguanas.
    There was a time when glowing fish was in the aquarium near the cashier.

    Mar 29, 2008 | 7:57 pm


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