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Ligo Sardines: Odong Na Lami

Inspired by the cooking of Tom Rodriguez, the singer and Kapuso actor who made the Ligo Sardines ad trending on social media a few months ago, we have been cooking our own version of the dish to get a taste of Ligo Sardine’s Odong na Lami.

Ligo Sardines Odong

This was of “Odong na lami” version of Chef Pauline of Rekado, a Filipino fusion cuisine restaurant in Davao City.


A very simple and easy to cook dish. Simple yet delicious which many Filipino families like us love to cook and share for lunch or dinner with their loved ones for many years now.


This is one of the odong na lami dish that my boys and I loved to enjoy when dining at home.

I do recall my mommy would cook this at the home I grew up at quite often when my siblings and I were much younger. My mom, a housewife, would often cook this easy to cook and an affordable dish at that. She would sometimes use misua noodles instead of odong. But the odong has been a very familiar Pinoy kind of flour noodles. For moms who are on a budget, this very affordable soup dish comes as a quick and easy to prepare dish  for the whole Filipino family to share with. Cooking this at home with my boys makes me miss home and my mom’s cooking too!

Odong is a popular soup prepared by Filipino families not only by ordinary families but I have heard of friends from well-off families who also cook and eat this popular Pinoy dish.


Odong + Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added

We’ve been using Ligo Sardines of course, thanks to Tom Rodriguez trending ad.


Instead of the regular Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce with the green label, we love using the red labeled can of Ligo Sardines in tomato sauce chili added.


You can easily find stock of Ligo Sardines in local supermarkets and even in small groceries, convenience stores and even in sari-sari stores near your homes.


These were at the Park N’ Shop in Victoria Plaza Mall where we often have our grocery too. It’s conveniently near our place too. But I make sure now I buy a few more pieces so I have a ready stock at home especially when I crave for sardines.


One time recently as we were doing our usual grocery errand in a mall’s supermarket, I watched many people, usually couples older than us choosing odong or misua sometimes from the shelves.  I would then see them having a few cans of sardines most often Ligo Sardines brand especially since Tom’s tv ad became really popular.


IMG_20181017_193640Perhaps even before the ad, I have talked to some random women at the grocery, and learned that those I have chanced upon, their families have long been using the Ligo brand of sardines.

As I have said in my previous post, Loving Ligo Sardines with My Boys: Kaon Ta’g Ligo, Davao!

Share the love and if you love Ligo Sardines too and the odong na lami, let us know. Tag us in your social media posts as well!

Kaon na ta ug odong na lami, gigutom na pud ko!


Loving Ligo Sardines with My Boys: Kaon Ta’g Ligo, Davao!

Sardines is one of the much-loved staple canned food among Filipinos which is now made richer and more “lami” by LIGO, a brand that has actually been around for many years here in the Philippines.


My boys and I are loving Ligo Sardines!
So kaon na ta ug Ligo, Davao!

When I went around different supermarkets in the city in recent months where we would do our grocery errands, I literally hear some people often randomly pick or mention Ligo along with the phrase that follows “odong nga lami” when we get to that canned goods section of the grocery or supermarket.

If I remember it right, even during our group’s anniversary party last July 2018 I heard a few times that “odong nga lami” phrase with matching sardines can there on the side of the stage for a game played for added fun. It was at that month that the Tom Rodriguez’s ‘odong nga Lami’ commercial ad for Ligo Sardines was starting to trend on social media and in the internet.

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Ligo Sardines has become more of a word of mouth now since Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez became its endorser and had a commercial advertisement singing the now famous song he sang that has many of us in LSS or “last song syndrome” mode time and again. Yes I even sometimes find myself singing Tom’s “Odong nga Lami” in Visayan version and even our little guy.  Going through photos and videos on Instagram one time, I found videos of people singing the TVC song.  There is also a Tagalog version by the way.

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We’ve been buying Ligo Sardines in the recent month and we love their spicy sardines. We bought this one at Park N’ Shop in Victoria Plaza Mall. You can find Ligo also in the supermarkets of Gaisano Mall Davao, Robinson’s Abreeza, SM Lanang Premier and others most probably.

IMG_20181014_183812_281Honestly, my boys know I am quite choosy with fish products especially sardines. When I first tried Ligo, I personally like the taste!  It doesn’t have that fishy taste that other brands have that I don’t particularly like especially at a certain time of the month when I would avoid and cannot tolerate fishy taste of food. So far with Ligo Sardines, I am good with it anytime.


The spicy Ligo Sardines variant gives an extra “lami” factor for me given my acquired taste and fondness now for mild spicy food. Thanks to hubby’s influence on spicy food over the years.

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They also have a Ligo Spanish Sardines variant. It makes me eat with gusto leading to consuming extra rice than I really should.


Even our little guy would ask for a little extra rice which he usually doesn’t do.

To give you a little background on Ligo, since 1954 the A. Tung Chingco Manufacturing Corporation in Caloocan City, Metro Manila has been the exclusive distributor of LIGO products in the Philippines. Mr. Gregory Tung, Sr. is known as the founder of the family corporation.

LiGo is taken from the brand name LIberty GOld Fruit Co. from So.San Francisco, California 94080, USA.  You would find that written on the packaging labels of Ligo products that you can buy in many local grocery stores and in your favorite nearby “sari-sari” stores nationwide as well in Mindanao, and of course in Davao City.

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Ligo has been in the Philippines since 1954 and is committed to nourishing the lives of Filipinos by offering quality and affordable food products.

Ligo showed the culinary versatility of sardines as it goes well with almost any recipe you could think of cooking for typical Pinoys.   The brand also shared the heritage of the beloved brand in their recent Mindanao regional event last month. I was not there though as the photos below were only shared to me.  I would like to meet Tom, a.k.a @AkosiMangTomas on Instagram, the actor and singer who made people singing, cooking and eating Ligo Sardines in the “odong nga lami” dish.

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Davaoeños got to experience special preparations of the canned household staple as A. Tung Chingco Corporation (ATC) presented “Kaon Ta’g Ligo, Davao!”

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Siblings Mikko Tung, Vice President of Production; Mark Tung, Vice President of Sales; and Macky Tung, Advertising Manager are ATC’s new generation of leaders who I read about later on shared their appreciation for Ligo’s stronger performance in the region.

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“It’s a great time to boost our performance in Mindanao. Rest assured that we will continue to reveal new and exciting plans for our customers in the south,” according to Mikko Tung.

“We are excited that more Mindanaoans are discovering the delicious taste of our Ligo Sardines and other products. Because of their warm reception to the recent #LigoLami campaign, our brand was able to expand its presence and market share, following decades of memorable dining moments with Filipinos nationwide,” he also added.

Earlier this year, the “Maka-higugma Nga Lami” Ligo commercial featuring brand ambassador Tom Rodriguez took over the Mindanao online sphere.

Since its launch, the video has generated more than 750,000 of combined views, reactions, and comments on social media. Individuals, students, bands, and choir groups alike shared their love for Ligo and the online video. Their own playful TVC parodies and musical covers further pushed the campaign’s success in the region.

For more details on Ligo products and easy recipes, visit ligo.com.ph. Check out their latest posts at facebook.com/ligo.philippines and  @ligosardinesph on Instagram.


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