Friday, August 22, 2008

Aloha Friday #38

Rules: Post any question on your blog on a Friday, share your answer and sign Kailani's Mr. Linky. Then have fun answering the questions of fellow participants by visiting their blogs.

Which food do you like which is an acquired taste?

I like eating alugbati. I did some research and found out that the scientific name of alugbati is Basella rubra Linn and in english it's called Malabar Night Shade. For those who are not familiar with alugbati, it's a leafy vegetable with heart-shaped leaves. It's often used as a substitute for spinach.

We usually prepare alugbati with squash and small portions of pork. It is an excellent source of calcium and iron. It is also a good source of vitamins A, B, and C. Not many people like to eat alugbati because some say it's slimy. I guess it's an acquired taste.

My son has learned to eat it. I just mash the squash, cut the alugbati in small pieces the add it to his rice. My hubby, however, doesn't eat alugbati. The other night we had alugbati for dinner so he made something esle for himself. He had steak and mashed potatoes instead.

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