Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cashew-crusted Opakapaka


If your mother is like mine who is always shocked when  she reads the prices on the menu,  then would start telling me that it's much cheaper to cook at home,  I'm sure you would prefer to order for her instead of giving her the option to  read from the menu just to keep it peaceful.  So it's been my practice to just read the menu out loud and  let her choose.  She ordered this cashew-crusted opakapaka when we had dinner at ClawDaddy last Sunday. Opakapaka is red snapper or maya-maya---it's cashew-crusted  with garlic  served on top of baby potatoes and roasted pumpkin cream sauce.  I'm not sure if the crunchy leaves are sage or mint.  I had the Smoked Baby Back Ribs which she seldom cooks at home.:p

 

24 comments:

maiylah said...

that looks good! i think i am more like your mother...i cringe at the menu prices whenever we eat out. doesn't stop me from ordering, though. LOL

SFBakstad said...

That looks yummy! I'm a fan of Opakapaka and know it quite well from growing up in Hawaii.

kcatwoman said...

that looks delish, combines 2 of my fave food cashew and maya maya. though im sure hindi ko talaga alam ang magiging lasa nito. but thanks so much for sharing this :)

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♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

I was like that before, but hubby successfully talked me out of it, that it's good to spend extra sometimes,not only for the food but also for the experience.
Btw, I like your music background, found myself singing along with APO's song. Love them!!!
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Cecile said...

looks yummy; but never tried it before though.

hubby too likes turon with langka because he loves langka :-) so much!

Nedekcir said...

It looks yummy, crunchy with creamy sauce...

Cacai M. said...

Ooh that looks yummy but the name huh! ;) Opakapaka! uupakan ka pa? heheh.. and yeah, my mother (grandma, I call and treat her a mother because she deserves it) is like that and even me sometimes.. heheh.. you got a nice tip there.. thanks for sharing! It's a yummy food trip!

Here's mine:
My food trip this Friday: Just a Doughnut

See yah.. :)

tatess said...

spara pala akong mother mo na ang unang tinitingnanay presyo kaya ayun napagsasabihan din ako ni hubby na umorder lang at wag isipin ang presyo.

ang sarap ng inorder ni mother mo

journeyingjames said...

what does it taste? nice blog btw, i like your idea of having a theme everyday. adding you on my list!

Maya said...

That looks really tasty, I'll have to look for a recipe. I've never heard of red snapper being called maya-maya. It sounds like a fish with my name all over it!

mirage2g said...

Now I wonder how much this costs...hehe. my mom would make tipid of everything if she can, dun kami nag-aaway :D

ps: comment page is now ok...

shutter happy jenn said...

Sometimes the price in the menu hinders me to order it, but at times I still want to eat out rather than cook at home. At first I thought this is chicken, fish pala. Looks appetizing!

My FTF post is up HERE. Happy weekends!

chubskulit said...

Sa name pa lang nyang menu eh mahal na ang dating lol. Sarap!

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Sunshine4Life said...

hahaii ill never try that on my mom because i know she will never stop talking about the price. but personally i do check on prices too because i know that i can eat the same menu cheaply if cooked at home. but foreign sounding food - it's nice to treat urself once in a blue moon!

looks yummy sis but naawa ako sa fish. super wrapped ng nuts. am sure di na yan naka hinga.

happy weekend! good luck to palitaw making. :)

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iska said...

God.. that looks divine! Parang bigla akong nagutom... makapagluto na nga...

☺lani☺ said...

Hmmm... I would love to try this, we always order crabs in ClawDaddy! Happy weekend!

Newlyweds said...

that looks heavenly! now i miss my mom`s cooking...

charmie said...

I like it with cashew nuts .. ganun yta mga lola parang takot sa price kaya di kumakain sa labas..

Yummy food, i like it:)

anne said...

Opakapakapa wahhh I cant even spell it, I never heard about it, but with your description I bet it is so yummy hehehe thanks for the comment you left in my entry girl

Dhemz said...

waaaaaa...I think I can't afford this dish...name palang d na ako maka afford...lol!

Race said...

looks so yummy and you're right about your mother you should be to take charge of the menu! my Mom is the opposite though because she's a cook and she'll say it's hard to cook and prepare and the food deserve the price if its perfect!

anyway the meal is new to me and it really looks good and healthy!

thanks for the visit!

Jeanny said...

that looks good ah. Kala ko Chicken fish pala.

My mom is also like that kaya, kakatuwa mga nanay natin :)

Sreisaat said...

Sarap niyan, pero I will set aside the nuts.


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AC said...

ahahaha!!! natawa ako sa mother mo, sis... ganyang ganyan ako... so I always order the cheapest... ewan ko ba... this is a new dish for me... i wonder how it tastes... ;)