I have no problem with Kayil when it comes to veggies. He can eat almost anything, cauliflower, broccoli and sometimes even ampalaya. I just tell him that it was his favorite dish when he was younger and he would gladly eat it. As for Mico, he only wants to eat baboy (pork) and chicken and fish. He does not like veggies. And so I just let him eat baboy, lots and lots of baboy.
Veggie Baboy. This is tokwa for you but for our Mico, it’s called veggie baboy. He loves it! He likes it more when dipped in soy sauce, vinegar, onion and lots of chili.
Yellow Baboy. This is squash for you, and yes we call it yellow baboy. He is not fond of eating this dish, saute in shrimp paste with tomatoes, string beans and coconut milk. Mommy was quick enough to tell him that the yellow thingy is actually baboy, only it is color yellow. Now he likes it more than I do.
Green Baboy. Any veggies that’s green and looks like a slice of meat could pass up as green baboy…
This technique is really effective and now he is getting used to the taste of the veggies. Just yesterday I finally told him that it was not veggie baboy but is called Tokwa. He does not care anymore as long as there’s a spicy dip around.