I have always believed that not all salts are equal. Varieties of this important yet often neglected flavoring abound. Popular ones are the ordinary iodized salt and sea salt while the chic, hip and pricier array would be Kosher, Himalayan, Fleur De Sel and Celtic salt varieties.
But Nengkoy (my mom) prefers a different variety of salt. Afraid to run out of stock, it is the seasoning that we never miss to buy and bring back to Manila every time we are in Alaminos, Pangasinan, a province north of Manila, tagged as the sea salt capital of the Philippines.
And unlike the strong, robust and concentrated variety, Alaminos Sea Salt seem subtle, calm and pleasant to the palate. I don’t know why but this salt never overpowers and would seem to simply let the flavors and taste of the food standout. It has some strange way of accenting the flavors of the food.
Alaminos Sea Salt variety is really good. In fact, the extra one sack that Nengkoy has in her house was actually purchased by a Korean guy who makes and sells home-made Kimchi. Upon learning that Nengkoy got an extra high-grade sack, the Korean dude never hesitated on offering a good amount so as to buy my mom’s reserve/stock.
Good thing though, Alaminos Sea Salt can now be ordered and available online through Winner Joe’s Facebook page. Thanks to Winner Joe’s, Nengkoy nor my family need not travel to Alaminos, Pangasinan anymore so as get hold of this exquisite seasoning.
Now, watch the beauty and magic in the creation of this pleasing flavoring.
Try this sea salt variety. I am so sure your taste buds will do a standing ovation and definitely thank you for it.