i’ve been craving filipino food… well some of it. some filipino foods scare me, quite frankly… if my dad said not to eat it, i listened closely. (see, balut – no graphic pictures, you’re welcome – and dinuguan)
and filipino desserts… like most asian/asian-pacific desserts, they aren’t as supersweet as american desserts… some part-filipino people don’t like them because they are too purple. to be frank, i’m not crazy about the purple ones, either. but the halo-halo, the puto (yes, i know that’s a totally different word in spanish), anything with makapuno, even the avocado shakes, pichi-pichi (with cassava), salabat when you have a sore throat, turon before i was allergic to bananas, pastillas de leche, and hopia mongo…
and every now and then i wish i spoke tagalog… more than “it looks like you’re sitting on a coconut,”* that is.
*yes, i do know how to say that. my grandma used to say that when the kiddies couldn’t sit still.