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Food and Music on Valentine’s Day

Though I wanted heart-shaped cakes on Valentine’s Day, we ended up having Bicol Express then. But I still didn’t miss the more enjoyable stuff my immediate friends and I seized yesterday, the bunch of foods and of course, music — videoke, we had.

Music fun was  not actually part of the first plan to do on Valentine’s Day. But when one of our friends keep n bobbing his head while his head phones on and we found him enjoying his moment, we just then joined with him and made some noise at home. Other than music, we also watched a movie and do some chit chats as well.

Bicol Express for Valentine’s Day 2014

Since I can’t go out for dinner when my colleagues planned one for Valentine’s day, they then just ended up cooking at home and we then dine together. But because of the very limited time to prepare for the Heart’s Day, they decided to prepare Bicol Express.

Bicol Express(image not mine — just a presentation of Bicol Express)

I personally do not know how they prepared the really spicy and very inviting Bicol Express. But one thing I was sure of, it was really sumptuous and drooling to look at.

Pardon me for having missed taking even one picture of the Bicol Express my friends prepared. But the image above is somehow the same to what they had at home.

Tahô, Anyone?

Every time I hear a peddler, commonly known as Magtatahô, coming near my crib early in the morning with his buckets full of tahô, I almost always grab then my cup to buy a serving or two of tahô. In fact, it became my breakfast the past month.


Tahô, by the way, is one of the most common Filipino street foods made from soft tofu mixed with brown sugar and vanilla syrups. More often, the tahô is served with condensed milk and pearl sago or tapioca.

Would you believe that the peddler became my friend and every time he drops by my apartment, we sometimes talk about his tahô. One time, I asked him how to make tahô and being such a friend, he shared then. Though I haven’t grasped all of what he shared, what stayed in my mind was about the sugar they used. I threw him a joke if they already have tried using brad sugars. He just laughed at me because he knew that there were no such brands of sugars named as such. I just told him that I was just joking.

Moreover, Brad Sugars is not a brand of sugars but rather a personality, one of the most well-known men in the business world.

Getting back to tahô, accordingly, it is a good source of protein since tofu is made from soy beans or soya beans which we all knew are best source of protein.

Crispy Chicken Thai Style

Here’s another foodie which we tried at Banana Leaf in Ayala Center Cebu aside from the Penang Fried Rice with Salted Fish and Chicken and Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables with Salted Fish Thai Style. This is the Crispy Chicken Thai Style. Correct me if I’m wrong or I named this foodie wrongly. I just forgot, I’m not sure again with the name.

One thing which I like with Thai foods is the spicy worth-another-cup-of-rice. The food is indeed spicy, though, but still preserving such distinct taste of the food. Its spiciness never alters the yummy taste of the food.

This Crispy Chicken Thai Style made me burped louder than usual. *burrp..Excuse Me!*