There are lots of food I like but I have just listed four here. The first one is our Philippine mango - the Carabao variety. It is the sweetest and most delicious mango ever. I've tasted mangoes here from Pakistan and India, but nothing compares to our Philippine Mango. No wonder it has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the sweetest fruit in the world. This is a favorite among my kids too.
|Philippine Mango. Image by supafly, Flickr|
|Lechon. Image by Arcade, Wikipedia.|
Lumpiang sariwa is available here. I don't cook but just buy through a friend who knows someone who makes a delicious and tasty version of this. But it is still not the same as those sold in Goldilocks because it is prepared not with ubod but the other vegetables. Oh well, it tastes good anyway but I make sure to eat some lumpiang ubod when in the Philippines.
|Lumpiang sariwa. Image by Kguirnela, Wikipedia|
The fourth food or snack that I miss in the Philippines is the taho. Taho is made up of soft tofu, mixed with arnibal or dark caramel syrup, and sago or tapioca pearls. Since childhood, my siblings and I buy taho from the magtataho or the street vendor who yell out "taho" in our neighborhood. We have actually befriended the magtataho that he alternately yells the name of my younger brother with taho when he passes by our house.
It has been two years since I tasted my last taho. I can't wait to go home and taste my next one. How I wish that all of my kids have the same fervor we had when we were young when it comes to drinking taho. It is a very healthy and nutritious snack. But so far, only 3 of the 5 like it. Oh well, I'll just try convincing all of them again next time.
|Magtataho. Image by Kguirnela, Wikipedia.|
[This is an entry to MISSION: I *HEART* THE PHILIPPINES]