So you’ve seen my stash of snacks in a previous entry. If you pour out the contents of the jar, you’ll see they’re mostly dried and salted fruit. Ever heard of kiamoy and kana?
On the upper left corner, that’s kana or dried olives. I love how they package kana here — three pieces are laid out on a strip of paper and they twist the paper to wrap up a single kana. So, ta-da! 3-in-1 Kana. On the upper right corner is another kind of packaging. Each triangle has 2 pieces of kana inside it.
On the lower left corner is one packaging for kiamoy. Each triangle holds 2 pieces of the dried salted prune. On the lower right corner is a kiamoy inside a piece of hardened candy. The sweetness of the candy is a great segue to the stark saltiness of the kiamoy. Woohoo! Sarap!This is a great way to rid oneself of “umay” after a long meal. I don’t know how “umay” translates in English, though.
So here’s what each one looks like up close. Kana, Kiamoy, and the Kiamoy Candy. I love taking a little bite into a piece of kiamoy and then taking a gulp of water afterwards. I also love champoy and dikiam but didn’t have any at the time I took this picture.
Of course we eat all this in moderation. These are salty food so we can’t really pig out too much on these treats!