Each time I’d watch foreign cooking shows and Don Domeng will be around, he’d always point out how a party table for them hardly compares to a party table for Filipinos. He says it’s because Filipinos have a tendency to show off when it comes to hosting events, but I think it’s mostly because there’s always a feast aspect to how Filipinos eat.
Party or non-party, Filipinos have mastered the art of good eating. This is evident even in the poor man’s home, where even rice and salt can be made into a meal when worse comes to worst. Good eating is part of Filipino food in every right and this makes eating, whether breakfast, lunch, dinner, or the many snacks we take, more than an act to fuel the body but a real treatly experience on so many levels.
Case in point: Today my sister came home after a stint in the hospital and she decided to cook spicy grilled prawns and add it to the lunch table. Mother Goose won an electric grill in a raffle a long time ago but this is the first time we ended up using it.
The spicy grilled prawns are a hit! They’re made with Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and cayenne pepper, and grilled for a few minutes until the slightly melancholic looking shrimps turn pink and decidedly cheerful fit for a fiesta. Oh, I forgot to mention, we already had nilagang baboy and chicken adobo on the lunch table 🙂
Normally, I’m not keen on lunch but this time, I totally enjoyed it and savored every bite! 😀