True to our Facebook Chat group name (Retreat 2016), we went to Nasugbu for some peace and quiet during the Valentine weekend, but lamon pre and post retreat. :p
Donnie wanted some putok batok delight so we went to Tagaytay Mahogany Market for some chicharon bulaklak or deep fried pork intestines.
And since we’re already in Tagaytay, we also had bulalo. No Tagaytay trip can be complete without it! Alegre’s is my choice among the many stalls, but we ended up eating in FBM Canteen.
Bagsak sa akin ang chicharon bulaklak nila kasi kahit na malasa ang timpla, hindi naman crispy. Nanglalaban. Kulang sa deep fry o hindi malamang kumukulo ang mantika noong hinagis sa kawali.
The bulalo was good. The meat tasted fresh. Dapat naman kasi nasa bagsakan kami ng karne, di ba. It is your typical original bulalo- yung may pechay lang. Sabi nga kasi nila, kapag may eklat na na patatas o saging, nilaga na daw ‘yon.
Careful, they serve their bulalo piping hot. Almost 48 hours after, masakit pa rin ang napasong dila ko.
What made my trip to the market happy was being able to check out the flowers and herbs that they sell outside. Herbs like tarragon, oregano, and basil cost 50php for a small pot. Flowering ornamentals like roses and dahlias range from 80-120php. They also have cacti and succulents, around 50php each.
Kung pwede lang, gusto ko sila I-uwi lahat sa farm naming sa Bataan. Ewan ko lang kung mabubuhay sila doon.
If you’re planning to go there, pakibili ako ng dahlia. ‘Yung red orange ha.