Tourguide FAIL

My US-born cousin had come to visit for the first time (technically second, but as she was 8 years old back then, so it doesn’t count) this week and I wanted to pull out all the stops.

I look like her yaya. Tsk.

She had a manic couple of days in the province, so I thought I’d better take her to dinner at a nice restaurant in one of the more attractive parts of town – Serendra.

I made her eat Binukadkad na Plapla (deep fried and busted opened fish, literally)

and Gising-Gising (a dish made of beans and chili cooked in coconut milk).

She’s half Filipino, so asking her to try some Filipino dishes out should be a good way to acknowledge her heritage, right?

Well, she had been sick (as in vomiting) all day yesterday. I, of course, am guilt-ridden. She’s about to waste two days of her precious vacation because of possible food poisoning.

It’s not like I made her eat street food like balut (fermented duck egg), isaw (gizzard), betamax (dried blood), adidas (chicken feet) or helmet (chicken head). I took her to a posh restaurant!

Anyway, I’ve learnt my lesson. Even if experiencing the food while travelling is important, I now know that some tummies are more sensitive to sudden food changes more than others. *sigh*

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ChinkyGirLMeL said...

All those food look really yummy!

July 3, 2009 at 11:53 PM
Conrad said...

I'm wondering if she's tried anything filipino dishes in the states? Or it could be she ate alot of food and then her stomach could just had overload in terms of food. After all, all of that looks yummy :)

July 4, 2009 at 12:38 AM
austenfan said...

Oh, too bad. The food looks delicious, though!

July 4, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Jessica said...

Gising gising is one of my faves. It could be that your cousin's just not used to unusual cuisines. But heck, I dont really know. hehe.

July 4, 2009 at 12:33 PM
eMz said...

and they were! XD

it could be both too. nah, i don't think she eats anything filipino back home, so yeah maybe that's it. tsk. shame though.

they were really good. XD

i didn't think those dishes were too unusual, but how wrong i was if that was the case.tsk.

July 4, 2009 at 2:51 PM
Jerine said...

oh my...the fish look fantastic!

July 5, 2009 at 2:13 AM
eMz said...

and angry! hahaha

July 5, 2009 at 12:16 PM
Jerine said...

lol...angry fish taste nicer

July 5, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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