One of my birthday wishes came true this year which was to have my whole family celebrate with me over a sumptuous feast. As the celebrant, I treated my whole family to lunch. It was my pleasure to see them enjoy themselves, so I told them to “just order whatever you want!”
Boy, the power of those 5 words on my family’s appetite! They did not hold back that our server had to stop them from ordering more! LOL! They ordered TWO of the following:
Crispy Pata (Deep-fried crispy pork thigh)
Beef Kalderata (Beef stewed in tomato sauce)
Kare-Kare (Beef inpeanut sauce served with bagoong or shrimp paste)
Pancit: Canton and Guisado (Stir-fried egg and rice noodles)
Halo halo from Ministop convenience store. Or at least their version of it. From what I understand “halo halo” is a dessert from the Philippines consisting of shaved ice topped with fruit and all sorts of everything. I don’t think these are much like the real thing, but pretty good nonetheless.