Palitaw

Palitaw

Welcome back to another “Food Sunday”.  The days are getting longer and a lot hotter.  The weather is reminding me of my motherland, the Philippines.  I noticed that I have not put a single post about filipino food which I find kind of strange since I am filipino and I think it is about time that I write one up.  So today, I will be talking about my all time favourite FILIPINO dessert (it is not halo-halo) which is *drum roll* Palitaw.

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Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Welcome to another “Food Sunday”.  Today’s topic is Vietnamese Noodle Soup.  Call me ignorant, but, I had no idea that there were so many different types of noodle soups other than phở .  For those of you who are not familiar with pho, it is a bowl of noodles in a beef broth that have been simmered with spices for hours and is served with different cuts of meats and side toppings such as, bean sprouts, chiles, lime and different types of herbs which are all optional.

I was introduced to Vietnamese cuisine at a very young age and at that time the restaurants only offered phở and a few different rice dishes.  I remember that my parents would take my siblings and I to eat phở on those cold fall and winter months and it would be the best thing ever!  Since then, my love for Vietnamese cuisine was born.

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La Casa Gelato

La Casa Gelato

Welcome to another Food Sunday post.  Before I get started, I would like to wish all the mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.  I hope all of you had a wonderful day filled with joy, laughter and lots of food.   Today we said goodbye to cloudy and muggy days and welcomed the warm bright sunshine – there was not a cloud in the sky.  It was a perfect day to share a frozen treat or two with your mommy.

I did not get to share a frozen treat with my mom OR little one today.  BUT, I did take my little one out for gelato the other week (she can’t be having too many treats).  My husband suggested to go to La Casa Gelato and so we did.  I am always down for a good scoop of ice cream or gelato – anything sweet, really.  I have never been to this place so I did not know what to expect.  I was quite overwhelmed when I entered the shop because there were SO MANY flavours to choose from.  They had your typical vanilla, strawberry and chocolate to something very unfamiliar like basil and sumac which you can have in either a waffle cone, wafer cone, dipped cone or a cup.  Fortunately, I was able to try well… almost everything before finally settling down for amaretto and cherry.

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So many flavours to choose from.
La Casa Gelato
Cone or Cup?

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Food Sunday

Happy Sunday!   I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend.  As of today, I will be writing about my favourite foods, restaurants, cafes and maybe even share a recipe here and there every Sunday.

Food is such a big part of my family and culture.  If you ever get a chance to visit the Philippines then you will definitely see what I mean (there is a restaurant, cafe and canteen on every block).  Whether you are in the city or the country side there is always A LOT of food involved in any gathering.  Food is something that brings my family together; we share our stories with each other over food.

I LOVE food and I am excited to share with all of you my favourites and recipes.  I would also love to hear any suggestions and reccommendations on where to go and what to eat.

Happy Browsing!

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