November 26, 2017

buy-o


buy-o - (búy-o; Sambali [Botolan, Zambales] condiment /seasoning) [n.] Botolan salt in woven nipa palm container.

The palm leaves are sewn together and shaped to look like a cylindrical fat bottle. The round frame at the base is made of palm frond. The strips used in stitching the palms could be thin strips of bamboo, rattan bark, or the bark of nipa palm frond. 

The tip of the container is tapered to look like the mouth of PET bottles, folded and secured tightly with a strip, which is then cut off or loosened to open to be able to get the salt inside. 

The floor at the base is made of latticed palm midribs or straw lined with a sheet of food-grade sack that allows the salt to breath inside. 

A handle is attached on the side that is made of bent bamboo stick or hemp rope that loops upward. 

The salt inside is densely packed that after some time, it would harden and has to be scraped off.


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November 25, 2017

sadya


sadya - (sad-yâ; Caviteño [Tanza, Cavite] bread; dw Tag. sadya [special]) [n.] special big-size monay bread.

Loaves of sadya at PHP65.00 a piece.

A big-size version of monay that is made special by the Kaibigan Bakery of Brgy. Biwas, Tanza, Cavite. 

You have to come early because this bread is fast selling in the morning. By past noon, all are gone - sold out.

It is called sadya because the baker has to make this bread as if pinasasadya or what we fondly called now as "special." 


Suggested serving is to split the loaves into halves then slice the half into slabs.

It is made special by the Kaibigan Bakery with special ingredients and flavors added in the dough. It has plenty of itlog na pula (salted egg) that are fresh and uncooked (not boiled) and they used premium butter. Kaibigan now used Magnolia Gold Pure & Creamy Butter

Suggested serving is to slice the halves into slabs, this will make easy for you to spread some jam, peanut butter, mayonnaisee, pesto, also to sandwich or top with a fried egg, bacon, greens, or whatever you like.
Sadya is one of the old-time Caviteño favorites that you can only buy best from Kaibigan Bakery, a Caviteño panaderia establihed in 1920.

A loaf is sold at PHP65.00 a piece in the bakery. Priced more if you buy it from the resellers in Tanza public market. But you have to come early because this bread is fast selling in the morning. Past noon, all are gone - sold out. Over the years, the Kaibigan Bakery had not opened any branch. It just distributes their freshly baked breads to a number of resellers/retailers in the public market of Tanza, Cavite.



My first visit at the Kaibigan Bakery at its original spot along Hugo C. Arce St. in Brgy. Biwas, Tanza, Cavite.

My special thanks to a good friend, Ige Ramos for bringing this up first in his posts. That led me to the Kaibigan Bakery when I happened to be in Cavite few weeks ago. He was right of describing it as ang tinapay na amoy usok (smoky). It's a compliment of smoky flavor from firewood-fueled pugon, a traditional oven with bricks laid on thick bed insulation of seasalt.

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