Monday, July 19, 2010
Our Visit to Ventura County
I am here to share to all of you our visit to our very good friend Eldie and his better half Heath in Ventura County, along with my very good friend George (actually he is Eldie’s cousin) and with my out of towner sisters Mila and Linda “aka” Bebot. Ventura County is about 30 minutes outside the city of Los Angeles in California.
We were all surprised that the weather was overcast and a little bit windy, nothing at all as we expected to the kind of weather they would normally have in Southern California during this time of the year.
But we were greeted and welcomed so warm by Eldie and Heath as soon as we walked in to their lovely and gorgeously designed apartment, but who I am kidding here, Eldie was known fashion designer in the Philippines, everything in the apartment should look amazing.
The nonstop talking, sharing stories, laughs and picture takings; and nevertheless our host Eldie, every time he made comments and told stories, everybody will just burst into laughter uncontrollably.
Of course this is a food blog and I’m here to show and talk about Eldie’s food what he cooked and how he presented his beautiful spread for us. Well, the day before we arrived to his place, he called me and asked me what we want him to cook for us. Right away we requested Pork Sinigang and Fried Tilapia. But aside from the two dishes we requested, he even prepared Lumpia Shanghai and Bicol Express, WOW! What a great addition to the two dishes we requested. To finish the wonderful dinner, he cut up some watermelon (they’re amazingly sweet), so simple, but a great compliment to end a great meal.
Here’s the beautiful dinner spread.
Fried Tilapia served with Eldie’s special dipping sauce
Lumpia Shanghai with sweet and sour dipping sauce
(cooked in Tamarind Pulp to give the sour broth served with Okra, Spinach, Long Beans and Eggplant)
(varieties of hot peppers cooked in coconut milk with sliced pork. They’re really great with steamed rice)
Here’s our wonderful host: Eldie and Heath.
Thank you very much for a wonderful time can’t wait to see both of you again.