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! 🙂
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.
Wish I can stay in bed all day but there’s just so many things I need to do! So here’s 1.4 liters of Starbucks Iced Coffee to start my day. 🙂 This bottle is HUGE. This is like ready-to-go coffee. Just pour it and you’re set since it’s lightly sweetened. I usually make my own coffee and just decided to give this one a try to keep me up during mornings when I’m too sleepy to even open up my eyes.
Time to flap my busy bee wings!
“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.” -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women (Little Women, #1)
How about posting something on a lighter note? I guess I can do that just to get off my mind from any negativity and depressing things.
I am about to try Lyft or probably Uber next week. I’ve been driving around but sometimes there are times when you need someone to drive for you for a cheaper rate (to the airport, medical appointments, if you want to arrive at a party incognito or if you just don’t feel like driving at all). I have downloaded both apps and so far, Lyft’s selling point is that their drivers are more personal whereas Uber drivers are more on the professional/formal style. I don’t know but that’s just how they advertise it and also based on reviews, some people become really good friends with Lyft drivers. Maybe it’s the pink mustache?
I will see which of them is available around 3AM sometime next week and I will try the first one at close proximity to my house.
In the meantime, here is a picture of the chicken fries I bought the other day. It’s delish. I wish I bought more.
“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