buto ng langka

i owe you a post on the jackfruit seeds, right? well, a few days ago, they “slaughtered” a langka given by my brother-in-law’s father from his rooster farm in floridablanca. it was quite a big langka (sorry, wasn’t able to take a photo) so it yielded quite a number of seeds.

the langka meat we stored in the refrigerator for everyday nibbling and then the seeds were boiled by my sister for — nibbling too 🙂 the flavor of the seeds is a cross between peanuts and gabi (taro). they’re on the bland side so you have to put a lot of salt in the boiling water.

it’s hard to skin the seeds though. it gets under your nails. an alternative would be to use a paring knife. when you do that they end up looking like oversized almonds 🙂 my sister plans to cook these in sweetened coconut milk tomorrow. let’s see how those turn out.

just don’t have too many of them. just like with cashew nuts, i think they contain a substance that make your throat itch when you’ve had one too many. let’s not even talk about uric acid. he. he.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Guagua Girl says:

    i believe i've had this before, but for the life of me i can't remember what langka seeds taste like. i imagine cooking them in coconut milk softens them and makes them a little sweeter …

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  2. Betis Boy says:

    my sister cooked them as vegetables instead, in the ginataang tilapia dish we served to guests for today's fiesta. the seeds taste like peanuts crossed with beans.

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  3. CLAIRE ESPINA says:

    Betis Boy and Guagua Girl – and I thought my sibs and I were the only ones who were made to eat these disgusting things when we were little… You describe them kindly as a cross between peanuts and gabi…. may GAD they were so unappetizing. Just imagining the consistency, the taste and yes, the after effect sensation of the itchy throat makes me glad my childhood is over. Thanks for the memory of something horrible from my life in the farm.

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  4. Betis Boy says:

    ha.ha. atching claire, and to think i actually treat them as delicacies. but then again, this is me we're talking about 🙂 ha.ha.

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