PRICE ALERT: Tomatoes Are Cheaper! Make Chicken Pakam!
ILLUSTRATOR Louis Miguel A. Talao
Good news to those who love tomatoes! Tomatoes saw a price decrease last week and are even cheaper with prices ranging from P30 to P90 per kilo compared to two weeks ago when it was P70 to P120 range! Since whole chickens also saw a price drop to P170 to P210 per kilo from P180, it's a delicious and practical idea to make chicken dishes with fresh tomatoes.
Our recipe pick this week is chicken pakam! This regional dish from Bulacan is a simple chicken, tomatoes, and ginger dish. However, what makes it super delicious is the way it's cooked. You taste all the flavors of tomatoes, chicken, ginger, garlic, vinegar, and patis in one amazing bite! It's a simple yet delicious ulam recipe idea that you should try this week!
What other food saw price changes this week?
Here are the food that saw a price increase this week:
Here are the food that saw a price decrease this week:
How To Use Fresh Tomatoes Cooking Tip
Chicken pakam is one of those dishes that use fresh tomatoes. Just in case you're wondering, tomatoes are an excellent ingredient and become even more healthy when cooked and made into a sauce! That's because tomato's antioxidant lycopene, when heated, becomes easier to absorb into your body when consumed. Tomatoes are delicious but their sour taste can use a little balance to make them even more delicious.
So, when using fresh tomatoes, always season them with salt to bring out its natural flavors. Then simmer to make a fantastic sauce!
6 Delicious Recipes Using Fresh Tomatoes To Try This Week
You should give this cooking tip with tomatoes a try with any of these Filipino ulam recipes this week:
2 Pork With Tomatoes, Capers, and Olives Recipe
3 Adobo Sa Kamatis Recipe With Pasta
4 Chicken With Tomatoes and Oregano Recipe
The palengke prices above are sourced and gathered from various markets in these areas around the metro: Commonwealth, Guadalupe, Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Mega Q-Mart, Muntinlupa, Muñoz, Pasay, Pasig, Pritil, Quinta, and San Andres.
For more information about the price watch of the Department of Agriculture, visit the government agency's website.
Price Alert is a weekly roundup of the prices of common goods and other ingredients monitored using the Department of Agriculture's Price Watch.
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