8 Things about Food & Me
Hello! So I was (unintentionally) MIA for a while there because I had my laptop repaired. But if you ask me what I've been up to this past few days, it's an easy boring answer. I've been eating and reading and eating and watching and eating and working and eating and drinking tea and eating and 'gilmore girls'. And if it isn't obvious yet, I love food a lot. (But who doesn't?)
I used to post loads of food photos on instagram back when I was still shooting for Stache. Nowadays, I don't really bother posting them there anymore. My instagram account is practically dying. In an average I usually post just one photo in a span of two-three months.
Now I have tons of food photos laying on my camera roll and I figured it's time to put them into good use.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE Cuisine? & HOW OFTEN DO YOU EAT IT?
A: I'm heavily torn between Italian and Japanese. The thing is I think I like Japanese more but I eat Italian more often. Also, I can also prepare Italian food. I can toss out anything from our kitchen with Pasta and I'm all settled, plus, I can eat Pasta everyday. Unfortunately, I'm terrible with knives so ramen is the only Japanese food I can manage to cook.
Q: HOME COOKING or DINING OUT?
A: Home cooking, especially if it's my mom who's cooking. It's much cheaper! Also, a major advantage to preparing your meals at home is the ability to control ingredients. Knowing exactly what ingredient and how much you are putting into your food can help you make personal and healthy choices.
Q: do you have Any family recipes?
A: My grandmother has this seafood soup recipe that which my mother and all my aunts often cook. My mom has passed on me her Fettuccine Alfredo recipe which I cook like twice a week. Haha
Q: What is your favorite Restaurant?
A: Ristorante Eleonora D'Arborea in Rome. I've only been there once because sadly, their meals are very expensive but it was thus far the best dining experience I've ever had. Their prices ranges from €40 to €120, all worth it for their excellent food, great ambiance and fantastic service. Soon after entering the restaurant, the entire staff welcomes you as if you're an old friend and pulls out all the stops to make you feel comfortable.
Q: What's the STRANGEST thing you've ever eaten?
A: In our province, we have cultural delicacies like abal abal (May/June Beetle) and abuos (Ant Eggs). In fact, it's a staple food for people living in uplands. Eating ants and insects is not exclusive to Ilokanos but most of Asia, especially Southeast, do. For one, in Thailand, the red ant eggs and the ant itself is a delicacy, too, along with tons of other bugs edible to whoever has the fancy or "stomach" to enjoy it. Well, even Mexicanos feast on a delicacy of ant eggs called "escamole" which they refer to as "insect caviar."
Q: Coffee or Tea?
A: It may come as a surprise but it's been 9 months since I last tasted coffee. I used to drink coffee 24/7 but because my anxiety had worsen, I started to lessen my caffeine until one day I already unhesitatingly preferred tea over coffee. Chamomile tea is my favorite!
Q: NAME ONE FOOD THAT YOU REALLY DISLIKE.
A: Bitter gourd. （ミ￣ー￣ミ）
Q: WHAT'S DREAM FOOD EXPERIENCE?
A: To have a family dinner at Le Jules Verne, one of the Eiffel Tower Restaurants.