If gadget geeks and freaks get to enjoy unboxing the latest gizmo, then I can also enjoy my brand of unboxing: foodie style! In this blog, you will enjoy a series of un-bottling of my most favorite food items / ingredients. And this is my very first un-bottling post! The very first food item to jumpstart my un-bottling series is a homegrown favorite, Connie’s Kitchen Gourmet Tuyo (dried herring).
Tuyo is actually a humble poor man’s breakfast fare, which my father fondly coins as the “Filipino bacon” with a similar level of salt in it. One salty tuyo fish is enough to get a hungry man through two heaping cups of rice! So this wee fish packs quite a salty punch! But this bottle is the gourmetisized version of the poor Filipino man’s breakfast fare, boneless tuyo fillets swimming in olive oil infused with garlic, secret spices and chili peppers. Ahhh…I am actually salivating as I write this post. Un-bottling…let’s get it on!
I just struggle a bit to get to the bottle by snipping off the abaca (Can somebody confeeerm this?), which wraps the paper top.
Okay, why does this bottle have too many covers? Argh.
Darn. Other bottle sealant…It should be there for a good reason, eh?
Now, unscrewing the bottle cap to get to the meat of the matter…
To enjoy, simply pull some fillets from the bottle and eat with plain white rice. Best to drizzle some of the oil over the rice Olive oil is healthy anyway, right?
You have the option to enjoy this with pasta. HOWEVER, due to restrictions of our apartment building (No frying of dried fish allowed OR ELSE…), I am limited to enjoying this salty, smoky, garlicky and spicy seafood treat with a cup of rice (or two). Still not bad, not bad at all…
Connie’s Kitchen Gourmet Tuyo: Successfully Un-bottled!
Delirious about delicious,