Garandee: "Garando!! Wake up already! I made Tortang Toron!!
Garando: "ZZZZzzzz.... uurrrhh... Tortang banana?"
Garandee: "Nyo... Come here... See? It looks so authentic Filipino!"
Garando: "Ohhhh I see! That's Tortang Talong dear..."
Garandee: "Hai, Tortang Toron! Nice, di ba (isn't it)?"
Looks like Garandee surprised me again! Look what I found on our breakfast table today: Tortang Talong (grilled eggplant omelet)!
This popular domestic dish makes a regular appearance in any family's dining table, and is also a mainstay in foodcourts and carinderias (affordable food stalls) around the metro. This is officially Garandee's 3rd Filipino dish.
Garandee: "It's also Japanized!!"
One munch and I knew what she meant.
She grilled the eggplant on an open fire until the skin was easy to peel off, giving it a nice smoky taste. Inside that omelet is minced chicken marinated in miso, shoyu, ginger and a little bit of sugar. Net, the classification of Japanized!
Loved it! It's unique, and it's probably the healthiest Tortang Talong I've ever had!
Garando: "But Dee, you should practice saying Talong, because Filipinos might get confused and think it's a banana omelet.
*Turon is a popular snack made of banana & jackfruit wrapped in spring roll wrapper and smothered brown sugar syrup before it is fried
Garandee: "Of course not! That's different because that's Tulon!"
Garando: " ... "
Listening to my favorite Blues & Bebop Christmas songs!