My wife, Tina, our son, Gabby and I are just like most Pinoys who love eating and eating in between meals. Whenever at home, particularly during weekends, we usually have morning light meal few hours after breakfast or more likely before lunch. Same thing goes in the afternoon; a snack is always perfect as a prelude to dinner. But unlike others, we oftenly skip midnight snacks for the fear of taxing our pancreas too much that might lead to its rupture during sleep; now that’s another topic.
Merienda or midday meal is one of Spain’s legacies to Pinoys that I am thankful for, aren’t you also?
Here are some of the yummies we enjoy during merienda.
Are you a popcorn-person? Have you tried Chef Tony’s? What flavor/s do you like?
I don’t know about you, but Gabby and I just love it when Tina fries fish balls and serves it hot off the pan with vinegar+soy sauce+onions! We prefer only fish balls cooked at home rather than those sold in streets. And you?
Other than chips ahoy, oreo, or the locally made m.y.san buttercookies, lady fingers or broas (I love broas!), prima and marie (which reminds me of my childhood), I and my family also enjoy munching these cookies…
Try it, make sure it’s Double Fudge Sugar-Free! They’re heavenly delicious in each bite!
Sometimes, we have fruits during snack time and nothing compares to sweet and plump bunch of lanzones which happens to be in season until now. Do you like lanzones too?
I usually grab two large orders of Khaleb Shawarma for Tina and me as our merienda before we go grocery shopping.
We also like dimsum! Among our favorites are shrimp cheong fan and shrimp dumpling a.k.a. hakao!
And who would say no to pizza for merienda ?
or to either venti of frappucino, iced macchiato or any hot blends from Starbucks Coffee and pastries or a slice of cake perhaps…
Our latest to-go purchase was done just yesterday afternoon, soon after Tina and Gabby tagged along with me as I went to my dentist in Marikina, we spotted a carinderia that sells freshly cooked rice cakes…
Nevermind if it’s cheaply priced at PhP 25 per bibingka and at PhP 20 per order of puto-bumbong; regardless whether these two are far from Ferino’s or Via Mare’s or even from Kamayan’s, what was important yesterday was the fact that we enjoyed our first bites at these Holiday season favorites. If only we have muscovado, everything could have been almost perfect with Anchor butter and those coconut shavings.
Tastes, smells and feels like Christmas already! Aren’t you excited ?
Well, we are! Both for Christmas and enjoying another satisfying snack!
What’s your usual merienda?