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Asian Haul 2!!!

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So this is the continuing saga of my random trips to Asia Mart :p

Choco Mallows – This is my favorite! This is kinda like the Phillipine version of s’mores. This box has 6 choco mallows (biscuit topped with mallows and coated with chocolate). Really really good.

Knorr Cubes – I bought chicken and pork. These are very common add-ons to Filipino dishes to make chickens and pork even tastier.

Boiled Salted Duck Eggs – In the Philippines, we call this “itlog na pula” (red egg) or “itlog na maalat” (salty egg). They typically dye the shells red to distinguish it from fresh duck eggs. The ones sold here in the US are in boxes and are not dyed. So how do you eat this? Just break the shell and mix it with tomatoes and soy sauce or fish sauce. This is the best side dish for fried fish. It’s not as nasty as “balut”, trust me. What’s balut? Google it and thank the heavens you weren’t born a duck.

Yan Yan – My childhood favorite! This is a Japanese snack and it has bread sticks inside with a little cup full of chocolatey goodness for your dip.

That’s all for now. ‘Til next trip to Asia Mart! 🙂

 

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Asian Haul!

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One of the Asian dilemmas when you move to and live in a different country for good is finding a restaurant or supermarket where you can buy Asian food. For Filipinos like me, the first thing we google is the closest Filipino store/grocery. Why? Because no matter where we are, we still cook Filipino food and crave for Filipino chocolates/junk food. Not all Asian ingredients are available in a typical local market here so finding an Asian market where we can buy everything we need is like finding Mecca.

From top to bottom, my haul from Asia Mart are as follows: Magic Rabbit candy (my childhood favorite!), Pocky, SkyFlakes, Martin Purefoods Hotdogs (as good as Tender Juicy Hotdogs!), Pork Tocino, Star Margarine, and Reno Liver Spread.

More Asian haul next time!

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Well it’s been a while since I lasted posted here..took me almost a year of hiatus!

I originally posted this photo on Instagram and 37 people liked it! I am totally taking that since I’m not one of the popular ones on IG. 😁 So enjoy a glass of OJ with me and a citrusy cheer to all you guys!

“In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange.” ~Jim Davis, In Dog Year’s I’d be Dead: Garfield at 25

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““Seize the moment.  Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” ~Erma Bombeck

Location: Eskimo Bob, SM Megamall, Philippines (2010)

Camera: Canon Ixus

Food: Hugs n’ Kisses (yummeeeehhh)

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“An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, but in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows.” -Felix Adler

Location: Pho Hoa Vietnamese Noodle House, Edsa Shangri-La (January 18, 2009)

Camera: Motorola Rokr E8

Food:  No noodles. Just mango juice.

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“I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.” – Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation

You know those nights when you don’t feel like having dinner but you couldn’t say no to this cute little brown thing? I mean, how can you possibly turn down dark chocolate? Definitely my comfort food. Ferrero Rocher is one of the best tasting chocolates EVER. Beware though of its copycat called Ferraro Rocher which I think is being sold in China.

Interesting fact: Ferrero Rocher hates industrial espionage that it has not allowed any visits to its plants. They even have their own in-house engineering department according to an article by The Guardian. And… I just found out that the company owner’s son, Michele Ferrero, modified his father’s chocolate recipe and produced Nutella! I love these chocolate people so much. ;p

Location: St. Louis, MO (December 2010)

Camera: Canon Ixus

Food: Ferrero Rondnoir