Day 11. I love to eat. I think any stressed, overworked, Pinoy, working mom finds eating a good way to destress. With all the deadlines at work, late night sleeps rearing for a 3-year old toddler, long travel from home to work and vice versa, I think I have all the reasons to eat the food that I love.
Cutting down my list of favourite foods to 10 is actually a struggle. To make my life easier and list simpler, I just did a “top-of-mind” list of my 10 favourite foods:
1. Adobo – Ever since I learned how to cook, this is one dish that I tried to learn and cook. Aside from being one of my favourite dishes, I also find Adobo as very easy to cook and budget friendly (ingredients are very simple and you can re-heat the dish even until the next 2 days).
2. Tofu – I think this is a very good alternative for meat, especially for those who are on a diet. For me, tofu is a perfect light meal on a lazy weekend lunch. Whether it’s a tofu in tausi sauce, tofu with swamp spinach, tofu with mixed veggies, or just plain fried tofu… I definitely love it!
3. Tapsilog – Definitely my comfort food! I could eat this combination of Tap (Tapa – fried marinated beef), Si (Sinangag or fried garlic rice), and Log (sunny-side up) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
4. Buro – Or fermented rice and fish, is definitely my favorite staple at home. Due to its weird smell, I, sadly, cannot bring it in the office. Buro is definitely my favorite pasalubong from my relatives in Nueva Ecija (a province in the Northern part of Luzon, Philippines).
5. Pork Katsudon – I can no longer recall when I started to fall in love with this dish. But ever since I tasted this, this has been my favourite meal when dining in a Japanese restaurant.
6. Shakey’s Mojos – No matter how many times we attempted to copy this dish, we just cant!!! But this is definitely a deli comfort food for me!
7. Pancit Palabok – This is one of my favorite dishes since time immemorial. I could still remember the regular trips, with my mother, at this local restaurant in our place in Cavite. Oh, those childhood memories attached to this yummy pancit palabok is definitely priceless!
8. Kikiam – One of my favourite foods when I’m stressed and burned-out! I don’t know why, maybe the joy of poking kikiam with that barbeque stick brings me inner peace. 🙂
9. Ritz biscuits – One of my guilty pleasures that is sooooo hard to find where I leave. So, whenever I see one in the supermarket, I always make it a point to buy!
10. Ketchup Fries – When I first heard of this flavour of Pik-Nik, I thought, “Eiiiiiwwww! I will definitely not try that.” But many cans after, I will definitely say that this is worth the try! It’s just so delicious!
As hungry as a bear,