My MIL is so sweet! When I arrived in Manila, I was also house-sitting for them. I guess she took our pork- (and pinoy food) cravings to heart because the freezer was basically pork bacon and lechon kawali! Haha!
Now where would they get such an idea?!? Maybe because TD and I have become pork-tourists! Yes TD coined a new term: Pork-tourism. Which is basically what we do when we are anywhere outside Jakarta that serves pork! (i.e. Bali, Medan, Vietnam, Manila, etc.) I never knew I could miss pork this much until I got deprived of it hehe! And the same goes for pinoy food in general.
Thanks to MIL and our help for indulging me with all the pinoy food that I missed! Anyway on my last day in Manila, I ended my binge with a breakfast of rice, tuyo (dried fish) with vinegar and kamatis at itlog na maalat (diced tomatoes with salted egg).
You know what I miss the most?
- sinful pinoy breakfast food (the “-silogs” – tapa/tocino/longganisa with egg and garlic rice)
- our super unhealthy processed Purefoods Corned beef and hotdog =P
- Pork in general
- our salted fish
- Lucky Me calamansi pancit canton (not the real kind of pancit canton hehe)
Baaaad cravings I know right?!? I wonder what food you other expats out there miss while away from home? Drop me a line! I would love to hear it! =)
*Note: I might be mixing up posts from Bali, Vietnam and Manila in the next couple of weeks! Please bear with me! I hope you don’t get confused. I just need to get it all out! =)