eggs and ketchup


if you don’t feel like reading a weird food combo today, then skip this post 🙂 but what may be weird to one may be yummy to others 😛 i’m not just sure what your stand is on eggs cooked sunny side up with a generous dash of banana ketchup 😀

this has got to be my ultimate comfort food, again because it brings a lot of feel-good memories from my childhood. but first, a short backstory. as you know my lolo’s business involved woodcrafts, which our town betis is famous for. theirs was actually a shop house — the display was in front, the shop at the back, and the living spaces on the second and third floors.

during merienda (break) time, the workers just ordered a standard snack from my lola (my lolo’s spinster cousin). usually it was coffee with bread (pan de cito). but if they felt indulgent, they ordered a fried egg, cooked sunny side up, and yes, drowned in UFC ketchup. they would then dunk the bread into the slimy egg-ketchup mixture, and down in with sweet black coffee. all for the grand sum of 2.50 pesos! my lola actually sold these on credit, and then just deducted the week’s total amount of consumed snacks from the workers’ wages every saturday afternoon — when they got their weekly salary, minus the “bale” (advance).

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Guagua Girl says:

    why on earth would you think is anything other than a normal breakfast/snack? LOL! i grew up on this. quick way to get something delicious and filling in the stomach. and yes, i, too, drowned the egg in ketchup (although i think mine was del monte). i liked the egg better when the yolk was runny. more “yellow sauce” to dunk the break in 😀

    oh, your lola is very enterprising 😀

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  2. Betis Boy says:

    but this is way better with hot pandesal than pandecito or regular white bread, at least for me 🙂 and yup, the runnier the yolk, the better 😛

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  3. Aloysius says:

    I love banana ketchup on scrambled eggs. not sunny side up.

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  4. Betis Boy says:

    hi jojo, yup i love it on omelettes too, especially those that are well-cooked/browned on one side.

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