The rise of the Filipino spirit

Published January 22, 2021, 8:00 AM

by Manila Bulletin

By Benjie Yap

In life, difficulties season the human spirit, which is awakened to excel despite all odds. This is so true, as I have personally witnessed latent skills surfacing and excelling. Today, let me share some food feats for everyone’s enjoyment. These are just a few that truly merit mentioning.

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ANGUS BEEF TAPA BY JM NAKPIL

As much as I love tapas, JM Nakpil’s take me to a totally new level and beyond. His is a dream recipe. My personal favorite. 0906 374 7498

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CHEESE ROLLS BY IVY YANG

I personally find these cheese rolls the best in town right now, especially the Cheese Roll with Quezo de Bola. 0917 890 2889

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CHEESE SPREAD BY RACHEL ALMARIO

Addicting to the point that I can finish one container by myself in a few minutes. 0917 811 3711

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CHICKEN INASAL BY ANGELO COMSTI

Chicken Inasal has always been ordinary for me until I was given Angelo of Byrd Tubs (Angelo Comsti) Chicken Inasal. Well, it was such a pleasant surprise as I really enjoyed and finished two in one sitting. 0918 959 5772

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CHOCOLATE CAKE AND ENSAYMADAS BY DIMPY’S KITCHEN

Personal favorite of my family and the best in town. And even better yet is their ensaymadas. Totally out of this world even for food connoisseurs. 02 8 843 90 21 | 02 8 843 8086

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FOOD FOR THE GODS BY LORENZO’S

Food for the gods has always been one of my favorite desserts, but this is one of the best I’ve tried. After my dear friend, Olive Ang, had me try it, I have always made it a point not to run out of it at home. 0917 544 1105

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CAGAYAN LONGGANISA BY JOAN CAMCAM

I’ve always enjoyed eating longganisa, especially for breakfast with garlic fried rice and eggs. Well, again during the holidays in this pandemic, I received these Cagayan Longganisas as a gift from my dear friend, Edna Camcam, and again, they are another thing I never want to run out of. At present, this is my favorite langgonisa0917 889 7788

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LUKBAN LONGGANISA BY JERINA VILLASENOR

If you are fond of garlic, of which I am, this is another recipe worth remembering. 0917 598 5904

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BAKED MACARONI BY MANNY MUNOZ

There is never anything left when this baked macaroni from a very rich and tasty recipe is served. You will understand what I mean when you try it. Recently, I was given two trays and I planned to share them with other members of the family, but when it was served to just six of us at home, the first tray was not enough. Well, to make a long story short, I wasn’t able to share the second tray with anyone else. 02 8 842 6594

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MA CHANG BY MARYANNE YAN

I was given six servings of this sticky rice with everything in it by the maker. Guess what, because my family hesitated to try, I finished all six in a few days with such gusto. 0917 541 5353

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BACON SPINACH PIZZA AND BACON PARMIGIANO SPAGHETTI BY GINO’S OVEN BAKED PIZZAS

Again, I was introduced to these two recipes by my very dear friend, Olive Ang, an original in my Eating Group. Since the introduction, I have been a regular customer of Gino’s. So, if I ever get fat, you will only have Olive to blame. 0917 964 5339 | 0995 559 1004

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CHOCOLATE TABLEA BY TSOKOLEYTE

I delayed trying this chocolate drink because I try to control my food intake. But resolutions are so easily broken when you have something this good. 0917 890 2335

I hope you all enjoy what I share here with you as much as I have. These are all too good to keep without sharing with the world. Remember all these discoveries were made from home. I also just want to acknowledge the greatness of the human spirit in these very trying times.

 
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