July of 2011, I had this post: Like a Child.
Now that I have returned to the place where I grew up, it’s comforting to know that I can still enjoy the same treats that I loved.
It’s really surprising that after 20 years, these food taste the same.
Some of Bikol’s merienda I enjoyed recently:
Biniribid: twisted, fried and sugar-coated malagkit <glutinous rice> Crunchy and sweet on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.
Toasted Siopao: bread with ground pork. Really yummy especially when it’s freshly-baked. <Coming Soon: Hunt for the Best Toasted Siopao in Naga>
Pancit Loglog: noodles in beef stock, with special/secret loglog sauce, toasted garlic, and spring onion.
We eat loglog almost everyday. Even during weekends when Mama’s canteen is closed.
Merienda all best served hot and will be most complete when enjoyed with a glass of ice-cold soda.
Soda seem to taste better here in the province.
Actually, everything tastes better because I’m home. 😀