Metropolitan Manila chow life has nothing more to offer to us wage-earning-people-on-the go but the usual sloppy fares that’s associated with speed: fast food, convenience food, instant meal, brunch-while-u-wait, ready-to-eat canned goods and all those cheap eat-and-run junks. The rat race is taking its toll on our tummies and we only have ourselves to blame. BUT, there’s always a time for a vacation and a time for some real home-cooked treats.
On my last visit down south, I feasted on some homely yet delightful cookeries served on a humble Bicolano table.
Super hot Laing (or simply, in Rinconada terms, Gulay) – Pork and taro leaves boiled in coconut milk and a dash of red hot labuyo for the kick.
Sinigang Na Hipon – Succulent shrimp boiled in rice wash and tamarind soup. The divine broth!