hotdogs on a bun

here’s another of my favorite summer things — hotdogs! i know, i know — in the philippines, hotdogs aren’t a summer staple. they’re everyday food. breakfast food. as in two hotdogs, an egg and fried rice with a dash of banana ketchup. or, if you’re in college and getting your food from rodic’s inside the up diliman campus, it’s jumbosilog (jumbo hotdog, sinangag and itlog). or if you want a quick snack, you have homemade hotdog sloppy joes 🙂

there used to be fierce competition between purefoods and swift when we were growing up. is that still true today?

here, hotdogs mean summer backyard parties. grilling. or a day out in the ballpark with beer and raucous fans. i didn’t get to do actual grilling (no place to put a grill), but for memorial day i did have some broiled hotdogs. with some mayo on the bun, a little bit of sweet relish and ketchup on top, they were a perfect slice of summer heaven.

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  1. Betis Boy says:

    purefoods forever!

    tender, juicy, tasty, just right to the bite. boom.boom.boom.boom, that's my purefoods hotdog! 🙂 he.he.

    i think swift is still around, but is on the wane. the “rivalry” isn't as intense now (if at all) compared to our childhood years. besides, the market has been flooded with all sorts of brands so the competition has been diluted.

    we also get the nathan's and johnsonville brands being sold in the hotdog stands (usually selling purefoods hotdogs). they're a bit pricier but worth it. 🙂

    my new route from pampanga to the city will make me pass by UP most of the time through the c-5 road. that means fishballs, isaw and rodic's! 🙂

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  2. Guagua Girl says:

    yeah, i think we were all purefoods kids growing up. the hotdogs in the photo are nathan's. i prefer it over the brands here, even that popular oscar meyer.

    man, i really want those fishballs and some tapsilog from rodic's! when i return for a visit, rodic's will be on the food list, right 😀 you know, i also miss the barbecued liempo from that one stall at the casaa. i wonder if it's still there …

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  3. Betis Boy says:

    huh, the one served with the yellow rice?

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  4. Guagua Girl says:

    yup! i liked the grilled liempo because it was fatty, LOL! and the sauce was kinda sweet. didn't they serve it with pickled jicama?

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  5. Betis Boy says:

    yup. they did. now i'm finding it hard to remember the name of that grill place in casaa. grrr.

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  6. Guagua Girl says:

    well, take a peek when you pass by next time. i can't remember it either. memories are failing; we're old, my friend, HA HA HA!

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