Gisadong Sayote is a Filipino vegetable dish made out of simple sauteed Chayote and pork. Usually paied with some fried fish or meat alongside with steamed rice.
Most of my college days this is what my mom as well as our house helper commonly serve if they ran out of ideas on what to cook. It was so easy for them as preparing this is next to none and it is also very convenient as we have a chayote (sayote) plant at our backyard which do bear a lot of this vegetable.
During those times I remember I hated this vegetable just imagine having this for at least once a week for three years, I guess even if it is your favourite you’ll get tired of the taste. Now it’s a bit different as I am craving for this dish (sometimes), I guess I got used to the taste after that 3 year torture to my taste buds but it is hard to find here in New Zealand and they come only during a specific season, they are also expensive especially when you compare it at Php 5.00 a kilo during my time in the Philippines versus NZ$1.25 (Php 43.00) a piece here. But yes things had changed and sometimes you crave for things you really did not like when you were younger, even if it is exorbitantly priced you’re still glad to pay for it now. This is just one example and there are lots of food items that I did not really enjoy before but now I am glad to pay more just to have a taste of it.
Did that ever happened to you, where in what you had hated before you started enjoying now?