I lost count how many times I have posted a photo of Halo-Halo in my Instagram account since the start of summer. I am not a fan of this and I can’t even finish a serving of this before but with the unbearable summer heat, I could have 2 halo-halo in a day! I could even have Halo-Halo at midnight!LOL.
Anyway, yesterday we had merienda cena at a nearby diner. It’s newly opened so we tried their specialty – Batchoy. It’s hot, I know, but my hungry tummy wanted a hot soup so no choice, had to try Tab’s Batchoy. After a bowl of Pork Batchoy, I and hubby decided to give their Halo-Halo a try. For twenty pesos, here’s what we had:
A bowl with lots of ingredients you will find in the usual Halo-Halo plus ground peanuts! There’s ube halaya, candied langka, glazed banana, beans, gelatin, to name a few. As I have said in my IG post, it’s super sulit! Reasonable price is the word. Now this reminds me of the air compressors at a reasonable price that I chanced upon earlier. Need to read about that but since I am craving for something cold again, I can’t help but look at my halo-halo photos in my flickr.
Takoyaki is one of my favorite snack. I could remember the first time I tasted this octopus balls, I can’t explain how it tastes. Glad I gave it another try because it’s so good for me! The husband learned eating it too that we make it a point we eat Takoyaki every time we’re in Victoria Plaza food court. We found the Takoyaki in VP better than all the rest of their branches.
Takoyaki (???? or ??) is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps (tenkasu), pickled ginger, and green onion. Takoyaki are brushed with takoyaki sauce, a sauce similar to Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise. The takoyaki is then sprinkled with green laver (aonori) and shavings of dried bonito(katsuobushi).
This is a snack I cannot cook at home because we don’t have a special Takoyaki pan. But I’d love to learn how to prepare this Japanese balls because it’s a healthy, yet affordable snack that could fill one’s hungry tummy. Now I’m craving for it! My bad! Better divert my mind into looking for arturia minibrute synthesizer. Saw a friend who’s into music mentioned it in his one of his status and I got curious. Forgive the ignorants! I don’t really know much about musical instruments especially how a synthesizer works.
Durian Ice Cream is usually homemade especially here in Davao City where Durian fruit is so abundant. I haven’t tried it from commercial ice cream companies, though there are local ice cream brands making it. But this Durian ice cream of The Buzzz Cafe in Bohol is one of a kind. It’s creamy and tastes like real Durian pulp – not just the flavor.
Thinking of this creamy ice cream makes me want to make my own homemade ice cream. But how? The recipe I found in a food magazine doesn’t need an ice cream maker so it’s pretty easy to make an ice cream at home the heavy cream (as one of the ingredients) is hard to find in the groceries. Been looking for it in supermarkets at the three different malls but they only have whip cream. Oh, heavy cream…why are you so elusive? It’s even easier to look for Rickenbacker Bass guitar than the cream that I need. Maybe I need to find an alternative for that cream so Hubby’s Cook can make her own ice cream soon.