That was my reaction as I squashed a handful of thr macaroni and cheese into my mouth this morning, made by the wife of of one of the room’s other renter. He is Sabahan Phillipines, so, since she have a pot luck of sorts today and misses the taste, last night, I don’t know what time, she and maybe some leves did all the cooking. She asked me for a space in my fridge. I said, go ahead.
The recipe asks for boiled chicken. I said, uh oh. But look at my face this morning when I finally got to taste the macaroni, the portion she saved for me. Oh my! It’s sweet. Not in an alarmingly bleargh nope, not my taste at all ..because surely ou know by now, I have a certain distaste of sweet foods if its not dessert. But this, it was a surprise.
Maybe because I was famished. And it was the finely chopped pineapples ( see, I gave away the secret ingredient already!)…or perhaps the cold snap of the chilled overnight dish thay shocked my taste palate and my whole being.
Somehow, I was finely transported. Elevated, perhaps transformed by the experience. Mayhaps, reminiscing thay hey, Phillippines was also a part of us, the geographical boundaries should not alienate us from each other. I don’t know why but I subscribed to a Philippine food page on fb a while back, and was always salivating on the almost local feel of its dishes but haven’t taste it yet, so close but yet so far feel!
Now I feel, what a big happy family we are in nusantara, ASEAN and ..SEA!
I thought it was ingenious, I still think it is for my unsophisticated palate. Hmmph, just when I thought life could not surprise me anymore, there it was, roaring to dare me with this!
Thanks soo much for the delish dish to the lovely husband and wife couple! Oh yeah, you can notice them by their laughters day and nite as they recycle episode after episode of Running Man. There I thought I was the peculiar one way back when I went through the obsessed phase myself. Thinking about it, maybe I should re start the cycle again, perhaps? Song Ji Hyo, wait for oppa!
Pic credit to SnoogandWilde