A Taste of Ginataang Alimango

It was my second week in Manila when my favorite Uncle arrived with tons of Alimango (crab) and the biggest sugpo (tiger prawns) you can imagine.  Mom knows that one thing I craved was her Ginataang Alimango and she indulged me this favorite recipe.  I hate to admit I pigged out and ate four (yes, 4!) huge crabs, two of which were teeming with aligue (crab fat).  I thought I’d suddenly find myself suffering from hypertension.  Thankfully, I didn’t.  But I was all crabbed out..LOL

I was actually seriously considering finding a way to plant some malunggay here in a pot.  Then I can try to replicate it or have Mom cook me some with lobster instead of crab when she returns. 

That’s as bicolana as I can get.  One of those treats you can wait a year or two to indulge in again — definitely not for everyday pigging out. HAHAHA!