In merienda, I think, like anything else simpler is always better like pandesal with spread.
Now during the past few weeks, I have - slightly - upped the ante on our merienda fare.
For now, we're putting away the Cheez Whiz and focusing on the sweet spreads in my cupboard.
The first holds a special place in my heart and pancreas (insulin) - the Coco jam! Now I may not be a zealot for plain Coco jam like the time I was into the sushal version Nonya Kaya but it (Coco jam) is a timeless favorite. I started trying out newer spreads around the time I discovered Kopi Roti along Magsaysay. It was also the time Breadtalk started selling Kaya spread and I started hoarding.
Then a hotel we stayed at in Belgium introduced me to the Speculoos spread (They say it's the new Nutella). I scrounged in Carrefour and found some to bring home. I've had the little Speculoos biscuits before; they usually serve them in proper coffee shops - but the spread was something else. It was sweet yet not overwhelming.
A friend of mine sent a special variety of it - Speculoos Cookie Butter - saying it was the best spread and is quite limited, only sold in the States blah blah. Tasted it. I preferred the original Speculoos spread.
At the end of the day my promdi sweet tooth will probably always crave for Coco Jam though; even if I may have the occasional Nutella, Lotus Speculoos, strawberry jam and marmalade on the side.
But what about pantulak? If possible especially in this warm-ish weather, Pimm's. We were served once with this British drink daw half swimming in ice and pieces of fruit and fell in love straight away.
One time, I'm not sure if it was the weather but I had a throbbing headache (I think because of the heat) but still managed to finish a litre of Pimm's with three friends. Headache gone. True story.
Coincidence? Probably but don't they say alcohol is suppose to make your headache worst.
I wish I could find one in Manila. They say they might sell some in Ayala or Rustan's. Fingers crossed.
I mean it's not just for Wimbledon it's the perfect drink to have with friends.
|For guys and girls; it's a summer drink|
Marmite is a British spread put on toast which has a very old, yeasty very salty flavor. My friend told me it's a love it or hate it kinda thing and OMG do I know which side I am on.
Not a fan. But you have to try things at least once right? I mean I've already tried snails in Morocco (not that bad, btw) and at this day in age there's only a few things I won't (willingly or knowingly) eat.