Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Stare and Salivate

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posted by Señor Enrique at 11:38 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric! This is torture! LOL! Now I want to go out and have some.

June 27, 2007 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I firmly believed that if you didn't identify that type of fruit and made us guess, most of us would say "young coconuts"!! Then again, probably most of the females will figure it out as "santol" coz of the salt sprinkled over them... Nice pic yet so deceiving, to me at least..

June 27, 2007 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wowwww, sarap! that reminds me, kakain ako ng santol mamaya. woohoo! =)

June 27, 2007 1:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm staring and I'm salivating now!


June 27, 2007 1:50 PM  

Blogger Photo Cache said...

my mouth is full of saliva now. i have not had a santol in what seem like a lifetime. penge naman oh.

June 27, 2007 2:01 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

Hahaha, naging beho na ako, tulo laway at nangangasim ang tiyan.
Man!, that's torture to us here where we can only get a santol in pictures. Meron atang frozen, but not the same one na nilalako sa kalye in Pinas with asin and I love santol with bagoong also.

June 27, 2007 2:37 PM  

Blogger Gita Asuncion said...

ayayay! na ooverwork ang salivary glands ko, senorE!
but people, have you tried the ginataang santol of the bicolanos! thats one dish na sobrang mawawala ka sa sarili mo, grabe!

for those visiting bicol soon, try this. a bicolana friend cooked this for us one time and ever since, we await eagerly for santol season every year! hahaha...

June 27, 2007 6:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wah! Nangasim ako dun ah!

June 27, 2007 7:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nakakapaglaway naman ito Sir!

June 27, 2007 9:14 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Rhoda!

I just thought I'd lighten things up a bit -- considering the past couple of postings were sort of a buffet offering for the intellect, while the last was somewhat political and could raise someone's blood pressure.

So, a picture of these peeled, salted, and ready to enjoy bunch of santol would make a great diversion.

I had no idea it end up torturing my blog friends instead ... hehehe. Sorry.


June 27, 2007 9:52 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, TruBlue! Let me ask you, when was the last time you enjoyed some of this local fruit?

They're at present commonly found in the streets and markets of Manila.

June 27, 2007 9:54 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Carla,

Must one first have a meal before indulging in this fruit, or can you enjoy them even with an empty stomach?

Anyway, I'm sure you enjoyed some santol today :)

June 27, 2007 9:55 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hahahaha ... thanks for being a sport, Kyels!

June 27, 2007 9:55 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I'd FedEx a bunch over your way, Photo Cache, but I'm afraid they wouldn't be allowed to be transported to the States as they are. Maybe as preserves, huh?

June 27, 2007 9:57 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I don't think cutting open a package of some frozen santol comes near to the excitement of peeling and then salting the fruit yourself, Reyd ... hahaha!

June 27, 2007 10:00 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

If you're in Manila right now, Ferdz, I'm sure there'd be no problem in your finding a cart of santol nearby ... hehehe.

June 27, 2007 10:01 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, I've had that dish, Gita! More often when as a kid. My mother is from Bicol; grandmother would cook a dish whenever visiting us in Manila! I remember it as simply delicious.

June 27, 2007 10:04 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ako rin nga, Ricky, kanina pa rin ... hehehe.

June 27, 2007 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ulam ba 'yung ginataang santol or appetizer? Siguro maanghang siya!

June 27, 2007 10:46 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ulam, Rhoda. My grandmother used to make two versions, one was spicy :)

June 27, 2007 10:49 PM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

After the aratiles and Indian mango trees were felled or rendered fruitless by successive typhoons through the years, picking santol is the last tree-related bonding activity I had with my childhood friends.

I like the large variety because it's sweet. Hm, I'm from Bicol, but I haven't heard of ginataang santol (or maybe I've just forgotten).

June 27, 2007 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

YUMMYY..santol tas may sawsawang asin na may sili...huwaaa..tulo laway na ko...mahilig tlaga ako sa mga maasim.(.except sa maasim na kilikili..hahah..)ginataang santol???hmmnnmnn sounds interesting...hope it taste ngang mailuto ...can anyone help me kung anu-ano ang mga ingredients and how to cook it.plsssss..n'way tnx inadvance sa mga 22long sa kin..hahaha:)LOLZ

June 27, 2007 11:42 PM  

Blogger NOYPETES said...

Na-ngangasim ang mga gilagid ko! Tulad ng binanggit ni Dave na mga "bonding trees" tulad ng Aratiles, Mangga, Bayabas at Santol, balik-bata na naman ako sa Maynila at Quezon City sa larawan ng Santol na may asin na yan!
kinukulit ko rin yung mga kaibigan kong Bikolano dito sa states para magluto ng Ginataang Santol na may siling labuyo(thanks Gita)pero wala kaming Santol dito big time!!grrrrr#$%*! May pinuntahan akong b-day aprty ng isang kababata dito sa L.A. at sa lamesa sa may garden puno ng mga pinoy at wala kaming pinag-usapan kundi ang mga summer fruits sa atin at karugtong nuon ay ang mga ala-ala ng kabataan at kuwento tungkol sa mga prutas! Salamat Eric! Inalog sa garapon na mga duhat sa asin..lagot ka sa nanay mo pag na-mantsahan ng katas ng duhat ang maputi mong kamiseta! Isa na lang....Ang Kaimito, purple o green. Di ba pag lasing ka amoy chico daw ang hininga mo? Ano naman ang katulad ng amoy ng katas ng Kaimito?..Kayong mga pilyong malilikot ang kamay ay dapat alam ang sagot dito:-)

June 28, 2007 12:07 AM  

Blogger reyd said...

Eric, pag sinundan mo pa ito ng mangga, lagyan mo na rin ng lansones, duhat, suha, siniguelas at iba pa, para todo na activated ang saliva glands ko.
Dalandan pa pala. :)

June 28, 2007 4:11 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hehehe... naglalaway na ako..

June 28, 2007 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ayaay! Sumakit ang panga ko sa pangangasim! :)

June 28, 2007 9:16 AM  

Blogger Watergirl said...

Salivate I did! How pavlovian! Excuse me while I wipe the drool...

I love santol marinated in vinegar, onions, salt (and some siling labuyo for that added kick).

June 28, 2007 10:46 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Maybe the "ginataang santol" was not originally indigenous to the Bicol region after all, Dave. Becasue I have another Bicolano friend who hasn't tasted it, either.

But for those interested for its recipe:

June 28, 2007 11:46 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hello Traje!

I found a recipe at Lutong Bahay:

Please try it and let us all know what you think of this dish, ok?

Thanks :)

June 28, 2007 11:47 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Our house in the barrio of Subic had kaimito trees along both sides of the driveway, Pete. And boy, did they abundantly bear fruits.

What I didn't like about this setup were the times I'd be playing with my cousins and all of a sudden a fruit would fell off and hit me on the head or on my back.

They were so plentiful that most would just fall on the ground, swept and thrown out.

However, I don't remember ang amoy ng kata ng prutas na ito :(

June 28, 2007 11:52 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Dalandan and sinigwelas are also in season nowadays, Reyd. Daming mga vendor sa Quiapo niyan ngayon :)

June 28, 2007 11:54 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ako nga, Rhodyl, tuwing madadaanan ang mga vendor na yan naglalaway na din agad ... hahaha.

June 28, 2007 11:54 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

LAR, dami sa palengke nito di ba? Hahaha. Kasi kung iisipin lalo lang sasakit ang mga panga. Buti pang kumain na lang :)

June 28, 2007 11:55 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wow! I have got to try that concoction, M. Tan!


June 28, 2007 11:56 AM  

Blogger sheilamarie said...

oh ghad! i haven't been able to eat my fave santol for more than two years now as it's not in season when we go home =(

santol with salt or bagoong.. sigh...

my uncle next door has a santol tree, so we grew up eating the sweet fruit yearly. then to suddenly be deprived of it.. what sorrow!!!!

p.s. i'm starting to salivate here just looking at your photo! LOL!

June 29, 2007 2:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

many tnx senor,got the recipe na,at pinaluto ko na s nanay ko...graaabee...may bad news nga lang"SIRA ANG DIET"sa sobrang yummy ma-papakain ka tlaga!!!whew;)

June 29, 2007 5:19 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You should have brought some santol seeds to plant in Nigeria, Sheilamarie :)

Santol with bagoong? Whoa! Laway na ako ... hehehe!

June 29, 2007 7:35 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ang daya, Traje! Akala namin ikaw mismo magluluto, ano pala ang nanay mo!

Hindi din nag-invite ... hehehe!

June 29, 2007 7:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naglaway na ako just by looking at the pictures. Bakit nga kaya santol gives you that reaction ano? And to think that I haven't had one in so many years, it seems that I still remember what it tastes like. And doesn't it make your hand sticky when you peel it. Sort of the same thing sayote does to your hands?

June 29, 2007 12:55 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Para bang naka-hard-wired sa brain natin, Irene. Ako nga ng nasa NYC remember distinctly the taste and texture of santol. At this very moment, naglalaway na naman ako ... hahaha!

June 29, 2007 7:57 PM  

Blogger TOW Blog said...

kakainis kasi walang ganyan sa states!!!!


June 30, 2007 12:41 PM  

Blogger Liza on Maui said...

OH my... I didn't realize how I miss santol until I saw this photo!

I found your blog through Sheliah's Buhay Buhay. I added you to my links. I'd be back for more!

July 01, 2007 11:12 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Minnote!

I wonder why no one ever thought of planting santol in the warmer states of America. I'm sure it'll thrive there as well.

July 02, 2007 6:32 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Do you live in Maui? Whoa! Nice :)

I had just visiterd your site as well as your Nanay's and Tatay's. I bookmarked them both.



July 02, 2007 6:40 AM  

Blogger Ai Dihayco said...

Senor Enrique, Im craving for this na! tulo na laway ko tuloy. Where in the world here can i find this fruit kundi sa atin lang. Kelan uli kaya ako makakatikim nitong santol nato? hmmm... just craving :-(

July 06, 2007 10:46 PM  

Blogger JMom said...

I did. I stared, I drooled :)

July 07, 2007 4:51 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I can only guess A! that day will be when the baby is a bit old enough to travel with you and your husband and visit the wonderful Philippines!

July 07, 2007 6:03 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hehehe ... thanks for having fun with us, JMom!

July 07, 2007 6:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

...sarap ng santol...all time fave, lalo pad maliit ang buto...tsalap!!!hmmm....

July 21, 2007 5:57 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Panahon na ngayon ng santol sa Pinas, Dubaiboy :)

July 21, 2007 6:18 PM  

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