Monday, February 4, 2013

TASTE OF ZAMBOANGA: DARAL

Our visit to the Zamboanga City Public Market was a very enlightening experience. We learned about many Muslim delicacies which we never really encountered before. As Rowena said, her customers were usually Badjaos. 

You will find her in Building A. 
These are her two stalls... one is where she cooks  and the other where she sells her delicacies and also complete meals.

Here is another one that she cooked in front of our eyes: the DARAL!
The Daral caught my attention because it looked like the Lumpia!

Rowena Anuddin, the lady in the food stall again showed us her skills!
It was like making crepe...
Photo Credit: Michelle Lim 

Photo Credit: Michelle Lim


This is the "lumpia wrap" or "crepe wrap" for the daral!
Photo Credit: Michelle Lim

She placed the Bucayo mix into one side of the wrapper...
Photo Credit: Michelle Lim
Then, she starts rolling this in "lumpia" fashion:
She was so serious showing us how to do the daral!
And now, she is done... with a smile!

Lo! The DARAL!!!
Here are the other delicacies or ban-ban:

This is the Pali Kambing, according to my friend, Jean, but she told me don't let me spell it out!  
As I understand, banana is inside this fried flour! 
While this is the Pan Pan Mongo:
This one caught the eye of Teacher Lester Ledesma and asked us about it. I had to research about this sweets and it is called Pasung.

The Pasung or pasong is steamed sweetened rice flour held by banana leaf "balisungsong" or cones.

This is the Pitis, which my friend Jeanrose loves.
The Pitis is a sweet, sticky, violet rice flour (similar to Putli Mandih) boiled in coconut milk and brown sugar.

This is the Pangih Pangih.

This looks like a Donut. I don't know if there is a Muslim name for this.
I wasn't able to ask anymore about these other delicacies...

Maybe, someone can enlighten us with these!



P.S. 1
I was glad to meet Rowena and her daughter, Luna. She impishly told her Mom that she would be in the internet if she talked to us!
Bright kid, huh! Indeed, she is now in the web!


P.S.2
Here is a link of other Muslim delicacies, I posted about:
http://inpinaystummy.blogspot.com/2012/08/hariraya-puasa-gift-muslim-delicacies.html

P.S.3

This is another output from our Travel Reportage by Lester Ledesma experience!

26 comments:

  1. remarkable filipino delicacies...our pride and joy!
    looks so yummy...i want to take a bite!

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  2. All of a sudden, my food knowledge downsized hehehe. First time I have seen these, so it just goes to show, with food, I still have a lot to see and explore.

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  3. Daral is interesting. I want to learn how to make that lumpia wrapper :D

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  4. I have never heard of these foods until now. I want to explore and taste all filipino cuisines kasi very limited pa lng ng alam ko.

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  5. Daral seems good when eaten hot. Basta kakanin, I'd go for it :) My Lola and I will definitely be happy in this haven!

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  6. Simple as bucayo wrapped in lumpia wrapper. I might try this one too so that my son's nanny, from zamboanga del norte, will try to taste one of their foods.

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  7. Ui nice! I haven't tried daral. Nag-crave tuloy ako ng ma-mmeryenda. hihihi

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  8. I will surely try those delicacies next time I'm in ZC. :)

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  9. Nakakatuwa tong series mo! You really got to know Rowena and her delicacies ha. Ako kasi inaatake ng hiya minsan.

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  10. The fried banana is found quite commonly in the food centres here. It is called Goreng Pisang over here in Singapore. Interesting tour of the market you had.
    Dominique@Dominique's Desk

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  11. It seems I want to try the one with banana. I love bananas!
    Are these her "inventions" or are these delicacies based on culture or tradition, I wonder?

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    1. these are traditional Tausug delicacies.

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  12. interesting filipino delicacies, kung di sa blog mo di ko malalaman ang mga ito

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  13. This answerered my question last time. Nakakagutom naman. Sana meron din nyan dito hehe.

    Mommy Maye

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    1. Actually, I felt good that you asked because now I believe I put the right picture at the end of the previous post!!! Thanks!

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  14. Gusto ko try yung lumpiang bucayo. I love bucayo e. Lahat made from scratch.

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  15. wow. yummy! it's my first time to heard daral but is caught my attention. :)

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  16. They all look yummy! I want to try them all, too! :-)

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  17. The dishes look so good. I'm impressed that she can cook so many lovely tings in such a tight space with people staring at her too. Didn't I see this post on your other blog?
    BTW, I forgot to add my blog to this week's bc list, a visit would be appreciated.
    Eliz

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    1. Her picture was included in the ZC Public Market blogpost, but how she made the daral and the putli mandi, i put in this blog!

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  18. I want to taste daral.. :) I hope to visit Zamboanga sometime soon.

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  19. Those foods are unfamiliar to me. I wanna to taste the Pasung. The look seems weird to me. How does everything taste like? :D

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  20. I've tried Daral and it's good! :) Miss those food actually.

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  21. The pitis is like the pinais here. Is it made of kamote? I'm a fan of the mangosteen, anti-cancer and all.

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  22. I grew up in Zamboanga City though were originally from Marawi City. Maranao and Tausug delicacies seem have a lot in common. I'm no history expert but I believe they trace back their similar influence from other Asian countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. Some food in Kuala Lumpur remind me of our own Maranao cuisine. Friendly reminder though, it is rather incorrect to describe or refer to food as Muslim food just because it is cooked by someone from a
    place predominantly inhabited by people of the Islamic faith. It is like saying,
    Chicken adobo is a Christian food when in fact it is prepared by Filipinos of different religions all over the country.

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    1. Thank you for this point, Ima. I will edit it to Tausug delicacy.

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