My mom used to grill Ayungin for breakfast, pour boiling water, season with salt, pepper, put tiny slices of red onions, and sprinkle with spring onions. Super sarap with steamed rice, tapos sawsawan ay patis and kalamansi. Oh my God!
Yesterday my husband and I went to the fish port (pritil) in Binangonan. I bought about 20 kilos of tilapia, karpa, bangus and ayungin, freshly catched from Laguna Lake or Laguna de Bay.
That night we had sinigang na ayungin for dinner. Busog na busog ako. Ang sarap talaga.

Another Rizalenyos favorite is the sinigang sa misu na KANDULI.

Together with fried chicken,  this fish used to be a status symbol in Rizal.

When I was little,  my mom would cook for Sunday lunch sinigang na kanduli when my brothers were home  from studying at UST.  When neighbours found out,  they would say  “mayaman kayo”.    Ayungin and biya were the  common ulam kasi mas mura.

Nowadays, regular-sized kanduli sells for P35 a kilo while ayungin sells for P150/ kilo.


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8 thoughts on “Sarap ng Ayungin

  1. miss ko na ang ayungin lalo na ang matataba at malaki di ba…sinigang na ayungin with ternong patis as sawsawan….yummmy!!!

  2. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material.

  3. Naglaway naman ako dito, gusto ko nang umuwi whew!!! Dati nakakabili ako ng frozen at pinatuyong ayungin na katamtaman ang laki sa Vietnamese store dito but for nine years ng wala kaya katakam hehehey!

  4. Hi, Ate Annie. I truly love & enjoy your blogs. I miss ayungin ( eg. sinigang & paksiw na ayungin, fried kareng-kareng, etc. ) Thank you, for taking the time, to share & post your thoughts, insights, sentiments, experiences, travels, photos & lessons of your life’s journey. Please keep ’em coming. Warmest regards with love & prayers to you, Kuya Edmund & your dearest family. Let’s all have a great, peaceful, blessed, wonderful, healthy, prosperous & God-filled New Year – 2012! Take care. Stay beautiful..inside & out! God bless us..always! Cheers!

  5. Ms. Annie, nalungkot naman ako! Bakit po mula 20 April 2011 na lang ang posts nyo? base sa comments hindi po ito ang unang post nyo. sayang naman at nalungkot ako kasi gusto ko mabasa yong mga nauna na posts nyo.

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