Thursday, February 17, 2011

It's Just a Mental Game...



One of my favorite Filipino dishes is called SISIG - which is basically chopped up pig ears, face, and innards on a sizzling plate. It sounds kinda gross but it's really quite delicious... this wasn't always how I felt about it though. The first time I had this dish was when my family went back to the Philippines for a visit in 2001 (I left the Philippines to live in Hong Kong when I was 2 or 3 so that was really the first time I "experienced" it). My cousins took us out to see a live band and they ordered a bunch of food for us - one of the dishes was sisig. After it was all gone, my cousins asked me if I liked it... I responded with an satisfied "YES!" and that's when they broke it to me...

"you know you just ate a pigs face and innards right?"

O.O

If they told me that in the beginning, I probably wouldn't have eaten it... but since they waited until afterwards, It was okay b/c I already tasted it. It's just a mental game!

This reminds me of the time my mom tricked me into eating deer. She told me it was her usual beef steak specialty but when I tasted it, it didn't taste right at all but I didn't think much of it b/c why would my mom lie to me? WRONG! My brother passed by, saw me eating it, and said "you know what you're eating right?"

O.O

It turns out it was a dish a family friend made and my mom knew I wouldn't eat it if she told me what it actually was. Hahaha!


Is there a dish you ate without knowing what it was until afterwards?



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16 comments:

the girl in stiletto said...

yeah, i remember my great-gram tricked me into eating something that turned out to be rabbit.

i love my great-gram nonetheless. :)

RicAdeMus said...

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

I saw this picture somewhere else and thought, nope, I wouldn't ask Kym to share--but that was mostly because of the raw egg. We've had too many egg scares in the US.

My grandmother sold something she called "hogs head cheese"--it was basically what's in your picture, but in loaf form...like bologna or chopped ham. She offered it to me several times, but I declined.

lisa said...

hahah that's so funny.. yah my parents did that to me with intestines one time.. i was not a happy camper.

ochikeron said...

Hi hi Kym!

This sounds gross X(

I hope I can eat something I dislike without knowing... at this moment, I have never experienced that sort of luck.

But how could you still eat it by knowing the fact?! Or, you actually like those ingredients cooked in any way?!

Tessa Tham said...

I'm backkkkkk into blogging Kym!! Finally eh :P Haha

Dang this looked good.. until you said it was pig ears and face LOL. I haven't really tried anything crazy cept rabbit meat back in Australia (tastes like chicken really.) BUT my cousin-in-law who's filipino wanted me to try balut... could not do it hahaha.

josephinechoo said...

OOo..it's sound gross,but it really looked great.Happy eating ya!

thegreenhairclip said...

no! i always insist on knowing the ingredients before i eat anything! i'm not picky but i cannot seem to stomach exotic ones like 'deer' hehe

MizzJ said...

Growing up Chinese, I always asked what something was before eating it, but I still got tricked into eating rabbit and frog! That dish actually looks really good if you didn't know what it was. I've eaten those parts too and can attest to their tastiness!

Trish said...

i loveeeeeeee sisig! but its funny that i HATE it when theres pig ears & stuff in it, like cartilage -____- i hate chewing on it! the filipino stores here sells sisig but its made with actual meat you use for BBQs so i love love love that kind =]

i'd eat deer, i'd eat everything just so i can say i tried it before haha, maybe not bull penis or testicles & definitely not insects T___T there was a moment where my dad was eating something & i asked what it was, he just seriously shoved it in my mouth, i'll be honest, it was pretty good, then he told me it was pig brain!

RTC: i'd live in your backyard in a ginger house haha =D

Nashe^ said...

Oh man! lol! Never really happened to me before, unless you count the times I bit into random herbs and spices in my food, thinking they were meat or whatever. Hahahaa.


PS; i can't do a FB search on the mystery man. His nametag only carried his first name and it's a really common one! booo...

Little Miss Tiara said...

lololol... mom never really tricked me into eating anything, or maybe she just don't tell me yet? o.o haha... anyway, when I saw the picture, I didn't want to eat it, lol... because of the egg, well... I'm not a fan of raw egg, I think, and.. know that I know what the rest is... uh, no thanks Kym, lololol :P

Hazel☺ said...

you know what i never realized sisig is made out of pig ears/face! i just knew it's pork... :| but then with or without knowing this little info... i can say i also like sisig! HAHA especially when it's crispy and sizzling! haven't eaten anything exotic in my life yet... ohh wait.. they consider balut/balot penoy an exotic food, but here in the philippines they're sold usually in the streets... and it's actually dead unborn chick in an egg :(( tasted it... and it was okay Hahaha

-hazel

suki pooki said...

I also got tricked into eating rabbit and ostrich too! omg....lol Im glad that you still like the dish regardless of it's contents hahaha your mom is so sneaky, but then again they all are!!!

I didn't even know about those autograph books until I started doing some hardcore research about everything Disney haha That's great you go to visit Disney when you were younger so when you go now you have this nice nostalgic feeling! My parents never brought our family to Disney so all my Disney experiences are actually my "firsts" hahaha but it sure feels super nice! ( especially without parents around nagging at me =P) I was really surprised at the housekeeper too but this is really what makes Disney keeps their magic!

ko0ty said...

Have you had the Chinese dish comprised of stuff in a cow's stomach? Sooo good.

InsideOut Elle said...

definitely a mental thing...cuz I was looking at the pic and I was like...YUM but then I read your description and changed my mind ^^

Sarah said...

hahah! even the picture sort of looks gross to me. i dn't know how andrew zimmerman does it- he KNOWS what he's eating!