The Best Of 2012

Jan 9, 2013 Read more: Manila Bulletin 19

Here is a compilation of places and events that have given me and my friends so many wonderful 'eating moments' and unwanted pounds for 2012.

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Since: Oct 12

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#1 Jan 9, 2013
Fresh, Large Shrimp for $3.99 a pound, at the Grand Opening of Western Beef Grocery......
idiot united

Bacoor, Philippines

#2 Jan 9, 2013
About 800 pesos per kilo here or less than 2 bucks a pound.
well

Hamilton, Canada

#3 Jan 9, 2013
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Since: Jun 11

Bedford, UK

#4 Jan 9, 2013
idiot united wrote:
About 800 pesos per kilo here or less than 2 bucks a pound.
I think you had better check your figures LOL!!
heressssssssssss kenny

Muntinlupa, Philippines

#5 Jan 9, 2013
Best view wrote:
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I think you had better check your figures LOL!!
hehe if 800 pesos was 2 bucks i would be a trillionare lol.
idiot united

Bacoor, Philippines

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Best view wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you had better check your figures LOL!!
Okay; 2.2 pound = 1 kilo. 800 pesos = 20 bucks 20 bucks/2.2 = 9.00 bucks a pound. LOL! your point is taken well however the shrimps I'm talking about are just caught and bigger than those frozen in the states are sold for 21 a pound including tax. It's still half price here.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#7 Jan 9, 2013
idiot united wrote:
<quoted text> Okay; 2.2 pound = 1 kilo. 800 pesos = 20 bucks 20 bucks/2.2 = 9.00 bucks a pound. LOL! your point is taken well however the shrimps I'm talking about are just caught and bigger than those frozen in the states are sold for 21 a pound including tax. It's still half price here.
the shrimp you are talking about come frozen from thailand unless you got them from the market in zamboanga and way out here in the province i get them for p450 a kilo.

you got robbed.

all of robinsons ans SMs come from thailand and they are prawns, not shrimp.
they are farmed. the manager at robinsons told me. she is my niece.

filipins has about shrimped itself out of the market except for some localities that still catch them for local use only.

ayway, its what im told.

Since: Oct 12

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#8 Jan 9, 2013
idiot united wrote:
About 800 pesos per kilo here or less than 2 bucks a pound.
These are headless and deveined...do they do that there? Seriously though, that is pretty cheap for here, plus i get to live in the ......well......
idiot united

Bacoor, Philippines

#9 Jan 9, 2013
amc wrote:
<quoted text>
the shrimp you are talking about come frozen from thailand unless you got them from the market in zamboanga and way out here in the province i get them for p450 a kilo.
you got robbed.
all of robinsons ans SMs come from thailand and they are prawns, not shrimp.
they are farmed. the manager at robinsons told me. she is my niece.
filipins has about shrimped itself out of the market except for some localities that still catch them for local use only.
ayway, its what im told.
No way. They are raised in bacoor cavite and I'm really just giving you the high price but you could get them for less that 650 pesos. Those tiger shrimps are almost 2 inches wide and over 6 inches long.
idiot united

Bacoor, Philippines

#10 Jan 9, 2013
I like the tiny shrimp too they are tasty and doesn't have too much cholesdterol only 150 pesos a kilo. I had fried little crabs yesterday at the mall. I haven't had durian yet but they sells for 150 pesos a kilo or about 350 pesos each.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#11 Jan 9, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>These are headless and deveined...do they do that there? Seriously though, that is pretty cheap for here, plus i get to live in the ......well......
no they dont do that here. fact is ive seen flips eat them with the shells on.

that price is the dock price i paid hmmmmmmmm 25 years ago for shrimp in the carolinas. 3.00 per pound.
amc

Quezon City, Philippines

#12 Jan 9, 2013
idiot united wrote:
<quoted text> No way. They are raised in bacoor cavite and I'm really just giving you the high price but you could get them for less that 650 pesos. Those tiger shrimps are almost 2 inches wide and over 6 inches long.
good you are lucky to be close to a prawn farm.

if i could find real horse radish to make sauce id be very happy.

Thailand became the largest producer of black tiger shrimp, and Indonesia had also developed significant production. During the 1990s, India and the Philippines developed successful black tiger shrimp farming, although Philippine production has since dwindled.

Since: Oct 12

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#13 Jan 10, 2013
amc wrote:
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no they dont do that here. fact is ive seen flips eat them with the shells on.
that price is the dock price i paid hmmmmmmmm 25 years ago for shrimp in the carolinas. 3.00 per pound.
See, that is what i am saying...$3.99 is a very good deal then....they also had porterhouse steaks for $4.99 a pound...gotta love those grand opening sales...lol....They had blood oranges, first time i have ever seen them, outside of Europe....

Since: Oct 12

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#14 Jan 10, 2013
amc wrote:
<quoted text>
the shrimp you are talking about come frozen from thailand unless you got them from the market in zamboanga and way out here in the province i get them for p450 a kilo.
you got robbed.
all of robinsons ans SMs come from thailand and they are prawns, not shrimp.
they are farmed. the manager at robinsons told me. she is my niece.
filipins has about shrimped itself out of the market except for some localities that still catch them for local use only.
ayway, its what im told.
Saw a segment on a news show, about how awful the Burmese refugee's are paid and treated that work in the Thai seafood industry, and here most of the shrimp we buy, still comes from Thailand....Some of our seafood was comprimised, during the Horizon oil rig explosion.....
heressssssssssss kenny

Muntinlupa, Philippines

#15 Jan 10, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>See, that is what i am saying...$3.99 is a very good deal then....they also had porterhouse steaks for $4.99 a pound...gotta love those grand opening sales...lol....They had blood oranges, first time i have ever seen them, outside of Europe....
Blood oranges should be easy to find -they grow in texas and cali.

Since: Jun 11

Bedford, UK

#16 Jan 10, 2013
idiot united wrote:
I like the tiny shrimp too they are tasty and doesn't have too much cholesdterol only 150 pesos a kilo. I had fried little crabs yesterday at the mall. I haven't had durian yet but they sells for 150 pesos a kilo or about 350 pesos each.
Small shrimps much tastier than any tiger prawn. I think your cheapest sea food is Oysters. When we are there my wife buys a small sack of them for 150 pesos here although the oysters are much larger they are about 50 pesos each.

Since: Oct 12

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#17 Jan 10, 2013
heressssssssssss kenny wrote:
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Blood oranges should be easy to find -they grow in texas and cali.
Strange, that i have been to farmer's markets all over here(Florida) and the midwest, and never seen one.....

Since: Jun 11

Bedford, UK

#18 Jan 10, 2013
idiot united wrote:
<quoted text> No way. They are raised in bacoor cavite and I'm really just giving you the high price but you could get them for less that 650 pesos. Those tiger shrimps are almost 2 inches wide and over 6 inches long.
Your sea food is much cheaper than in the UK. Fresh Tiger prawns that size are 15/ 1,000pesos per kilo here. Boxed frozen a little cheaper.

Since: Jun 11

Bedford, UK

#19 Jan 10, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Strange, that i have been to farmer's markets all over here(Florida) and the midwest, and never seen one.....
In the UK most supermarkets sell cartons of blood orange juice as well as the more common varieties. They are nearly all Sicilian oranges. I noticed a web site where Americans were experiencing difficulties in sourcing blood oranges and the best suggestion was to find Italian stores. Makes sense Italian oranges/Italian stores.

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