When it comes to Filipino food list, I got some absolute favorites that I cannot live without. Even my knees shake when I can't eat rice!
After 31 years living in the United States, I got to visit my brother in Naga City Philippines for a week.
I was able to experience the taste of authentic food once again after more than 3 decades of eating American food the American way.
I have traveled from JFK New York to Narita Airport in Tokyo, then hop on another plane to Manila. From Manila International airport I took the Philippine Airlines to get to Naga City where my brother lives.
While I was on the plane looking down the valley with all those coconut trees, all I could think of was authentic Filipino food that I will be eating while on a my short stay there.
On my first day, my sister in law bought some dinner in a Filipino version of Japanese Bento boxes. I picked the coconut milk infused taro leaves called 'ginataang gabi'. or 'Laing'.
I haven't had 'Laing' in so, so long. We're talking 31 years of missing this delicious vegetarian Filipino food.
I didn't care much for all the other stuff. That taro leaves with coconut milk just hit the spot despite of jet-lag and horrendous dehydration from the 30 hour plane ride!
Boy, did I cleaned my plate well.
... the rest? Well, you just have to pack up and travel 10,000 miles away to taste them all. I can only sign for authentic vegetarian Filipino food found here.
So, it's just too bad that I only had a very short stay there. But in that short stay, I got see my brother once again. Breath some Filipino air and gee wiz, it was really hot and humid even in the month of September!