A criminal due for execution usually gets his last meal request granted. I was about to start my diet for real this time and my wonderful friends granted me my requests with a pot luck dinner.
Upon arrival from Bangkok, Rochelle and I rushed from the airport to Deb’s house to partake of my last meal. My first request was crispy pata (pictured above). Who can resist fried pork knuckles? I eat it all the way to the bone!
My all time favorite kare kare (ox tail stew) is the one that Deb’s cook makes. Others use peanut butter as thickener for a short cut. Her cook does it the old fashioned way with ground rice and ground peanuts. You can really taste the difference in flavor. It’s so good it doesn’t really need bagoong (shrimp paste) at all. The sauce was just heavenly with rice.
kare kare (ox tail stew)
Ever since I first tried sisig I was hooked. Elisa brought sisig from Sisig Hooray. Yummy!
But I’m never too full for my favorite queso de bola cheesecake.
It’s been 3 months since this meal. I was quite nostalgic writing this entry. I haven’t been near any of these Filipino comfort food for 3 months. Well except for the crab sans butter.
I know it’s weird for a food blogger to be on a diet but somehow I am still able to eat out some and take pictures of what others eat while I look at their food longingly. Anyway one day soon I will be able to eat all these goodies again. You can be sure of that.
Thanks again to Deb and all my wonderful friends who made this dinner possible.