sarahlynn is a writer, teacher, cook & entrepreneur who creates & CURATES evocative, sensory EXPERIENCES interrogating FOOD, movement & home.
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From “Lugaw is in the heart”:
Hypothetical situation: You're a Filipino American, in your 20s or 30s, and you live on your own. You are sick, can't seem to keep anything down other than Saltines and need some comfort food. You are hankering for your mom's cooking, naturally. You're probably wishing she were there to take care of you, poor baby, but she's a few states away. It's likely you haven't gone to the grocery store recently, between your gallivanting and getting sick, so you have to rely on pantry items or what is still stomach-viable in your refrigerator to conjure up something that resembles nutritious food. Besides that, you don't have a lot of energy so whatever you cook needs to be relatively easy. Put that package of ramen down - we're not desperate. I present: Lugaw.
Lugaw is a Filipino rice porridge. Lugaw works as an excellent base for any kind of meat or seasonings, similar to congee. When you're sick it's perfect: warm, filling, and mushy. You don't even have to chew very much. I like my lugaw with chicken, ginger and lemon.