Gourmet Tuyo /Tuyo – Tiny salted and dried fish are a very popular ingredient in Philippine cooking. Many different fish are treated this way and are called Daing. Dried Sardines are called Tuyo. They are used both as an ingredient and as a flavoring, particularly with rice, mung beans or other dishes that need a little flavor boost.
Gourmet Tuyo is one of favorite food in the Philippines. It is like giving our beloved dried fish a makeover and it is now more popular than ever! Whoever started this idea is simply a genius. It is funny how ‘tuyo’, which is originally considered, in the Philippines, as food of the poor (because it is cheap) became suddenly so glamorous! Although, through the passing of time, the love of Filipinos for ‘tuyo’ spread to encompass any social standing but this is now again a whole new level! Must try it.