This would be the first time I would be "reviewing" a product in my blog. Well, this post is not really a review but merely a sharing a positive experience I had with the Ligo Sardines Gata (In Coconut Milk) Style. By the way, I was not paid by Ligo Sardines to post this :-)
I saw on TV that a certain local brand of sardines has included a "gata" variant in its sardines line up. Being a certified gata-dish-lover, I searched for this brand in the nearby supermarket but to no avail. I was about to leave the supermarket aisle downhearted but then I saw Ligo, another brand of sardines, also has a gata variant, so I grabbed it and headed to the cashier.
I love sardines -- ordinary, spicy, even the mackarel or the white kind. I especially enjoy it for breakfast combined with scrambled eggs and fried rice and a warm cup of coffee. But that evening, I decided to try out this gata sardines for dinner.
I prepared my crushed garlic and sliced onions for sauteing. As I opened the can, I was surprised to see a slice of ginger inside, the size of a one peso coin. Ask any gata-dish lover out there, any gata dish would not be complete without the flavor of ginger. After sauteing happily for a few minutes, I just garnished the dish with spring onions and served it to my hungry husband for dinner.
|One bowl is not enough for the two of us|
As the kids munched away their macaroni dish, my husband and I savored every bite of this spicy yet flavorful surprise. The coconut milk overpowered the fishy taste of the sardines that we hardly noticed that we were eating canned fish. Washing the dishes afterwards was a cinch as our plates were all cleaned up!