True friends are hard to find. But true foodie friends are even harder to find. Lucky for me, I have found my own set of true foodie friends. And in this country where there is so much to discover and eat, I miss them so. Even if I only met these two wonderful ladies last year (Yes, only last year when I started working for the Jolliest Bee in the world in May 2010), I can confidently say that they are my foodie soulmates, a three-way match made in foodie heaven.
I think the common thread among the three of us is that we find our solace in the company of good, value for money food…especially during stressful times.
Hence, to cap off our hammering corporate work weeks, we instituted Foodie Fri-dates: a special Friday evening, when the three of us (not necessarily exclusive to us three only) hit the Manila restaurant scene by storm, armed with our inquisitive palates, grumbling tummies and vulnerable wallets. Because we love eating so much, we even extend our Fri-dates to weekends or even week days when the work stress calls for it.
We’ve shared bowls of steaming hot noodle soup, plates of well-travelled Mila’s sisig and tokwa’t baboy, tastings of various Chinese treats, cups of coffee or glasses of milk tea, and heaping spoonfuls of dessert over discussions of our ultimate dream to travel and eat the world. Literally. So are we Europe bound very soon?
I miss you Mel and Kat! Fridays AND food trips are not the same without you girls. I really wish that you could courier or perhaps magically transport yourselves here! Speaking of magic, would a magic carpet do?
Delirious about delicious,
P.S. They know me so well that these ladies even sent me a foodie care package from back home. I can’t thank you gals enough! Read more about it here
P.P.S Check out more of my Project 30 here:
- Frank Bruni’s Born Round
- Filipino Breakfast
- Top Chef TV Show
- Chili Con Carne
- Spanish Sardines
- Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy
- Taho in a cup
- Pipino Vegetarian Restaurant
- Arroz ala Cubana
- Aling Rita’s Isaw stall
- Milk Tea