One of the things that I missed back home is the food that is simply ours. Foods that just suit the Filipino sense of taste – the likes of dinuguan, karekare, adobo, lechon, etc. Not that I dislike Thai foods, as a matter of fact, Thai foods are quite exceptional; it’s just that there are foods that I crave and I cannot just go out and order them from the nearest restaurant. Cooking is not an option for me because I (unfortunately) don’t have the ability to win someone’s heart through the stomach because I simply do not posses the cooking skills.
Somehow, I must say that I have not totally been alienated with Pinoy cuisine since I have real good friends to run to each time I get too much of the usual meal I eat day after day here. They are my friends who are gifted with culinary arts who seem to be performing magic in the kitchen and who creates the feeling of being at home through Pinoy foods.
The other week during the “winter in summer” phenomenon here in Thailand, Dennis cooked his pork sinigang to beat the freezing coolness of the weather. Last week, I was reminded of my mom’s cooking style with Nanay Demz “mongo with bolinao” recipe. Today, at Andy’s residence, I was treated with Lottie’s fried chicken and with another superb pork sinigang courtesy of Herjy for dinner.
Lucky Me! Thank God for the gift of friendship.