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It is difficult to erase a fat-loving genetic trait passed on through generations. Fat was a  food element necessary for the survival of the prehistoric caveman.  Fat, in the modern age, is a necessary flavor and texture element for food. Fat makes that chicken thigh succulent and the absence of fat makes chicken breast a sad and dry piece of poultry that health buffs  consume in sorrow. A diet devoid of fat is a death sentence for the taste buds. As you chew on that dry piece of chicken breast, your taste buds cry out, wail and gnash their tiny taste bud teeth, hopelessly wishing for a taste of marrow or fish belly fat. That celery you chew are your taste buds worst nightmare.

Fat in food will kill you… so will the pesticides in your Salad Nicoise’  and the monster genes in your chicken breasts.

The picture is that of a beef shank soup known locally as “kansi.” Tender meat, chewy tendon and heavenly marrow in a hot, savory, fat-laden soup with a tinge of sourness. This is a terribly overpriced indulgence in the two known Kansi places in the city but here are other lesser known greasy-spoon diners called “carinderias” that serve these shanks at lesser prices, secret little places inside markets, alleys, villages.


6 responses

  1. millie k

    agree! agree! i love what you say about FAT. keep up this blog lee, i am getting addicted to it! fantastic photos!

    December 8, 2010 at 12:49 am

  2. thanks millie.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

  3. Chowhound

    Yummm!!! I miss pandesal and bulalo. Your pictures are amazing!

    December 11, 2010 at 11:17 pm

  4. salamat 🙂

    December 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

  5. kittel

    familiar ang yahong…Sharyn’s? 🙂

    September 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  6. yeah Sharyn’s.

    September 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm

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