A pile of corn still wrapped in its green sheaths.
Yellow corn on a stick ready for cooking.
A boiling potfull of yellow corn on the stick.
My favorite yellow corn vendor. She sleeps on the job, nyahaha!
Some like it roasted over a sizzling fire, some like it raw (believe it or not). I like it boiled. Mais (yellow corn) is one of the best (most wholesome) street foods you can buy in every corner of Laguna (Los Baños, at least) . If you're coming from the Metro Manila area, you won't missed the long line of yellow corn vendor along the national highway. Japanese corn, hybrid corn, Chinese corn, white corn, sweet corn...they all have it. It comes in different variety but they are all yellow and sweet.
This photo documentary, however was taken at the front of the University of the Philipines Los Baños (UPLB) campus. At the side-front of Mc Donalds.
The ears are boiled into a huge and long pot, then fenced in a wooden stick, and smeared with iodized salt, and/or margarine. I like it with salt alone. It's unbelievably tasty, and a feast for vegetarians who may be feeling a little fed up by the weird-looking chicken feet and those assortment of streetfoods common in Manila. The price ranges from 10-15 pesos, depending on the size.
The other day, Don Mitch treated me a piece of this corn on a stick. We just came from the wake of a mother of a close friend and we were feeling a bit down so, we opted to buy corn. Literally speaking, (aside from the chicken) yellow corn uplifts my spirits. So you see, corn is not just a cultural thingie here in the Philippines, it also uplifts a weaken soul. Ahhh, that's all bullocks!
It's Maunday Thursday tomorrow...I'll be going somewhere. Be here again sometime next week.
Happy Holiday to meeeee!