SMS to B:
“Guess what. I’m eating authentic nilupak. Woohoo.”
I went to the market the other day <Yes, it’s the same day I talked about in my BYOB post>.
And I was happy to re-discover 2 of my favorites:
1. Nilubak: mashed cassava with milk and butter topped with margarine, sprinkled with crushed peanuts and sugar
Ingredients are mashed and mixed using a huge wooden mortar and pestle, which hole can fit a basketball.
According to legend, nilupak will taste better if the ”manong” mashing the cassava is shirt-less.
2. Pacencia Cookies
These cookies made from flour, egg whites, and sugar made me giggle after the first bite.
Certain fragrances and music often bring back memories.
These delicacies made me feel like a child again, even for just a while.