Bagbagkong Vine and Flowers Are Back! – In Ginisang Tahong

I mentioned in my previous post that a bagbagkong vine existed beside rambutan tree. I was waiting for it flowers. However, mom told me that I was waiting for nothing. She already cut the vine. She cut it just above the roots. The wilted vine was the proof. I had no chance of knowing how it really taste. She reasoned that the vine was killing the rambutan tree.  I wished I was able to get some flowers before she cut it.

I was climbing the rambutan tree yesterday when I noticed the numerous little flowers. The flowers are attached to vine. It is bagbagkong. I never thought it will grow back again.

I went down and got a container. I harvested some flowers. I can’t wait to know how it taste. My better half

bagbagkong 2

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update as of july 24, 2011

The bagbagkong flowers were topped in ginisang tahong. The flowers are crunchy, slightly bitter and slightly spicy. The verdict – good. I like it.

ginisang tahong with bagbagkong

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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