Tortang Dulong is a type of omelette from the Philippines prepared with silverfish or locally called as dulong, mixed with egg and a bit of flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
Back when I was young even, before I even learned about the popular omelette filled with ham, cheese and mushrooms the omelette I knew was this dish called Tortang Dulong. A simple concoction of silverfish (the fish not the insect) mixed with a bit of flour and eggs. It’s one affordable breakfast item back home, hence it was quite popular in households who have a very tight budget. Here in New Zealand, if you make one of them, it’s considered luxury since this type of fish locally called as “white bait” can be quite expensive, they usually cost around NZ$14.00 per 100 grams which equates to NZ$140.00 per kilogram. I was craving for it this for a very long time since I grew up with it but I can’t justify the price before specially if you are comparing it to Philippine prices which is 140.00 but in PHP, that is 35 times more the price. Today we decided to splurge a bit to give that cravings an end, we grabbed 250 grams of this white gold and prepare some at home.
There is a similar dish here New Zealand, it’s called white bait fritters, similar style of cooking but instead of it served on rice, they serve it in white bread. Usually found on Farmers market, this too is one of Kiwi’s favourite. How about you, did you have a similar craving where regardless of the price you will grab it anyway you can?