It wasn't because of the vegetables. I liked them all: eggplant, long beans, squash flowers, saluyot (jute leaves), parda, bittermelon, and whatever other else was growing in the daddy's garden. When the Mama cooked the same vegetables as pinakbet, a vegetable stew with a tomato base, I couldn't get enough of it.
But, dinengdeng. Shudder! Still, I ate it. Quickly.
I am surprised to find that I like dinengdeng. A lot. The mama does not say Yuck! But, I can see her look at her bowl with a sigh on her face. So, I have a challenge: To make dinengdeng that is tasty for the mama and not tasteless for the husband and me.
Di-neng-deng! Ding, ding, ding, ding.
Today, I'm hooking up at Alphabe-Thursday, a meme hosted by Jenny Matlock. Come and check out other "D" posts with me.