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!