Hi Everybody! Not much news to share today here on LiP, so I thought I’d make this a short article, and off on a slightly different tangent.
Yes, it will be short, but I’ll be asking you a question at the end of the article, and what I am hoping is to turn the discussion over to you and see what you have to say about my topic today.
I have talked in the past about bulad. Bulad is the dried fish that stinks really badly when it is cooked. There is a different name for it up north, but in Bisaya it is called bulad. I am sure that all of you know what I am talking about even if I only use the Bisaya name, I am sorry but to be honest I don’t recall what the Tagalog name is.
Anyway, bulad is dried fish, and when it is cooked, usually by frying, it stinks badly. I have eaten some small bulad one time when it was mixed in soup. I was able to get it down, but I would not be asking for it again.
Since most of us who read this site are either married to a Filipina (or Filipino for the ladies), or have some relationship with a person from the Philippines, I am sure we have all had our encounters with bulad. Firstly, I’d like to ask you to share your first encounter with the stuff, and what you thought the first time you smelled it.
But, the big question of the day….
If your spouse eats a meal of bulad, will you kiss her? If not, how long will you need to wait for the bulad to pass?