Navarro's Crab Paste & Dried Melon Seeds

Though I'm prone to allergic reaction, I must try again and again to taste the famous and the best Navarro's crab paste [taba ng talangka], a traditional specialty of Masantol, Pampanga. Made from shore crab meat & fat, mixed with cane vinegar, iodized salt, coconut oil & garlic.
This one is so good with a really newly cook, serve hot rice. Served as a side dish or ingredient to a seafood and pasta dishes.
The paste's tasty flavor blends with rice well, there's no need to add more calamansi extract, tangy enough for our taste buds. We like it sort of spicy, siling labuyo add more addiction to it. 
So if you may have a boring "foodamn" day, stock up bottle of it from your fridge to add zest to your dish on any given time. A bit warning though, don't over-indulge because crab paste is high in cholesterol, big time! To heaven or hell they say... =)
A bottle of 360g [12.7 oz] cost around PhP 230 [$6] with a shelf life 1.5 years.
the devil's food =)
butong pakwan anyone?
I'm not a melon seed eater, since young I never mastered the right way to open up this salty little thing. =)
But my daughter who is now 4 years old, is on the verge of learning the technicalities of slicing the seed using her laser edge tooth. Thanks to her tita Yenyen [aunt], the kid enjoys the afternoon delight of the average Filipinos. The family members at home from the grannys down to toddler is having a great time on it. They say, Navarros "butong pakwan" was so easy to open compare to other brand or palengke stuff. So much for that, I still can't open one, wag nang mang inggit. =)

Navarro's Crab Paste
Dried Melon Seeds
Navarro Foods International
Panducena Street
Bebe Anac
masantol, Pampanga
[t] +6345.981.1933

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