fiesta pasalubong

IMG_0077.JPGArrived in Los Baños at around 4am struggling with two boxes of suman latik, a traditional steamed sticky rice treat wrapped in banana leaves accompanied by latik or the sweet sauce from coconut milk and sugar. Suman latik is typically prepared during fiesta celebrations.
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enjoying the rain


This weather was perfect for some spicy hot soup. I was dying to try the chili paste I got in the last grocery run. Been seeing this ingredient at 3 Meals a Day Season 1. (I just love that show! It’s a good thing the local cable company has Channel M 😀 )

Mushroom and chili paste soup

The soup only lasted until late afternoon so I had to cook something for dinner (and tomorrow’s breakfast, I hope.)

Veggie patty in mango cucumber sandwich



The third sister kept her promise.

This was lunch
… and lunch, still.

Accompanied the third sister to a wedding in Tagaytay. I would want to say that it was a sisterly thing for me to do. But really, the trip out of town – with food allowance to boot – made it okay to give up sleeping until late on Saturdays. Plus, the third sister said she’d make up for keeping me hungry the last time I served as her companion.

We left Los Baños at around 6 am giving us time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Settle on a place after failing to find this breakfast place we were supposed to go, Google Maps and all. Still, it was a good breakfast.

Lunch was better. The sister had to stay at the wedding reception so she gave us the allowance for lunch. Opted for the Korean place across Sky Ranch. We were the only customers when we arrived. More people eventually came in the afternoon.

Had my first bibimbap, which was technically free since the sister was paying for the meal. I’ve also been craving for the barbecue but I can’t find the place and the chance to order it. Ordering for the set doesn’t really look good when you’re dining alone, which would be me most of the time. Today was a good barbecue opportunity 😀 Again, courtesy of the sister who unfortunately was stuck at the wedding reception.

Kuya Marlon and I stayed at the restaurant about three hours before the sister called requesting to be picked up.

We endured the afternoon heat and the weekend traffic back Los Baños supposedly. Stopped by Paseo de Sta. Rosa to make the most of managing to get out of town – and  far from the mother. Enjoyed a late afternoon pizza after chancing upon great discounts!

This has got to be the best Saturday in… for a long time.