Typhoon Ondoy (international name KETSANA) flooded Metro Manila
and towns along the Laguna Lake last Sept. 26, 2009. In a matter of
8 hours, its has rained non stop, equivalent to a month's supply
of rain. Until now, places along the lake are submerged in water
which experts say will go down only after 3 months.
See video on Typhoon Ondoy's damage
Bangus (milkfish, the national fish of the Philippines) is plentiful after
a strong typhoon due to the wrecked fishpens in Laguna lake. Sold for
only Php40 a kilo, in ordinary days it can reach up to Php 120 a kilo.
When bangus is cheap, we usually make Daing na Bangus at home.
Daing na Bangus is milkfish marinated in vinegar, lots of garlic, salt
and pepper. The longer it is marinated, the tastier it gets. Fry the
fish until crispy and served with achara or salted eggs and tomatoes.