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Sunday, August 28, 2011


I woke up this rainy morning with the sweet chocolatey smell of Champorado, my mama's been stirring a big pot of it. Yes, you've read it right. It's a big pot! Well, my mom's used in cooking whatever-it-is in big batches, as if she's feeding an army, even if there's just 4 people in the house. I think it's a habit she'd had, when we still live in province where whenever you cook you share with the whole neighborhood, too. I think that's what most Filipinos are, generous and welcoming to everyone.

Oooh so chocolatey Champorado!

Champorado is a sweet chocolate rice porridge. Wherein sticky rice is boiled with cocoa powder or tablea (blocks of cocoa powder). I love pouring more milk into it.
Most of Filipinos would pair champorado with tuyo (dried fish). We just love pairing the sweet with salty :)
We have such a piquant taste for food.

Champorado at Tuyo

Good morning Foodies!

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i♥pinkc00kies said...

I like champorado with lots of milk & i like it straight from the fridge :) hehe. i don't eat tuyo nga lang.

ping said...

This is very unusual to me ... salted fish with chocolate! I suppose it's almost like having bacon brownies or bacon ice cream :D Very interesting indeed!

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Hi Ping! that's very unusual indeed.
but it's a Filipino favorite.

Tania B said...

Hmmm. Not sure how that would go over in my house, lol. Hubs might throw a tantrum. I'm a new follower from the Weekend Hop at A Spicy Boy, A Cat, and My Fat Ass. Please follow me back and feel free to drop by Horseshoes anytime.


maiylah said...

that's how we eat our champorado, too....with lots of milk and tuyo! yummmy! have also been introducing the same thing to my sons...the eldest isn't so much into eating tuyo, but the youngest loves it! :)

thanks so much for sharing this over at Food Friday
enjoy the rest of the week! :)

Rug Cleaning Los Angeles said...

This looks delicious! I have never heard of it but I think I need to try it!

loveablecassandra said...

Missing this champorado so badly:(

visiting from YS/ http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/08/yummy-sunday-105-sugar-coated-banana.html

hope you can visit my corner too..

Jessica said...

yum...am drooling, it has been awhile since I last eat champorado, visiting from YS, hope you can visit me here too

Cheerful said...

champorado at tuyo, sarap...kakamiss at perfect in rainy morning! visiting late from last week's YS, have a great week. :)

Rosita Vargas said...

Wow looks absolutely tempting,I love soup, hugs.

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