the Cagayan Valley rice crop

the Cagayan Valley rice crop

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In the summer you can see rice as far as the eye can see in the Cagayan Valley.  It must surely be the Cagayan Valley’s number one exported crop.

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All the rice fields make  the Cagayan Valley look so green!

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The rice grows very well in the northern Philippines thanks to all the ample rainfall!

 

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 The kuliglig can be seen transporting the bags of rice with the workers during the harvesting season!

How about some Tocilog for breakfast?

How about  some Tocilog  for breakfast?

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I love Tocilog, it consists of cut up sausage, a fried egg and a heaping scoop of rice. Usually white rice is served in the Philippines…although there are exceptions as each restaurant has it’s own cooks and has their own way of preparing breakfast. I love my plate of Tocilog with a heaping cup of coffee….with plenty of cream and sugar.

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eating with two spoons

eating with two spoons

In the Philippines rice is served with every meal, so a spoon is always a necessity. I learned the art of eating with two spoons! One spoon is used to hold the rice and the second spoon is used to PUSH the rice onto the first spoon. Here in the states a piece of bread is often used to PUSH food onto a spoon or fork. I suppose many other methods could be used to accomplish the same task, but this method works BEST for me!

always good eating at Jollibees!

Hello, my friends,

My stay in Manila would not have been complete without frequent visits to my favorite fast food establishment, Jollibees. They have the best plate of chicken, rice and spaghetti, and I am looking forward to a return trip back to the Philippines to have a great meal there again! 

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