27 February 2006

It's merienda time!

Many visitors to this blog has frequently commented on how this site is becoming a food blog. Well not exactly a food blog, as those I have seen under this category also share their recipes. I am not a bad cook myself, but I rarely cook. So I simply share my food adventures.

Perhaps the major reason why I love talking about food is because I am surrounded by people who love eating as well. Take our office, for example. Last week, it was almost everyday that there was free food at the pantry. And who doesn't love free food? :-). It's either for a birthday celebration, or for people who just turned one year with the company, or from people who got "duped" into buying food as a treat.

Here are a couple of photos taken from one of our merienda sessions. Two bilao (a round container made of bamboo, usually used to separate rice from the small stones and husks, but also used to carry veggies by vendors roaming house to house, and now used to carry food as well) of pancit (fried noodles with chopped veggies, shrimp, and pork), one white and other brownish, and an abundant supply of pan de sal (bread usually consumed during breakfast) were made available for the mid-afternoon break. Here are some of my colleagues having breaktime fun Filipino style!

The girl in the middle is no other than Dessa girl, who is on diet.

We would open up the pan de sal and stuff pancit in it. Yes, it's carbohydrates with more carbohydrates in it. Carbo loading!

Here's to a food-filled week ahead!


  1. I'm sure it is the same in the Filipino culture but it seems as if people will eat anything if it is free and in the office break room. Someday when I am not concerned with possibly loosing my job, I would like to see exactly how bad of food people would actually eat if it were set out in the breakroom. I seen some pretty nasty things get devoured in quick order.

  2. Mmm. Mukhang ang sarap. Ako rin, ipinapalaman ko rin sa tinapay ang pancit.

  3. meryenda session? that sounds exciting eh! wala kase ganyan dito sa singapore, di sila mahilig sa meryenda. di nga umiinom after lunch eh.


  4. iba talaga mag-fudtrip ang pinoy!
    kaya naman kahit pancit at pandesal lang, fiestang-fiesta ang feeling ...

    hmm, nagutom na naman ako :D

  5. ang sarap naman ng pancit na yan... nagutom tuloy ako.

  6. No doubt about it Wat...you are a chow hound! Hey, call me anything you like, just don't call me late for dinner! yuk yuk yuk!

  7. Sir Nick...may photo permit ba yung kina apple and marie.... :) baka di na tayo bigyan ng "petty cash" ni marie :P

  8. Araw-araw ganyan ang merienda? Hehehe. Sarap ng pancit!

  9. huwat? me? on diet? errr.... i've been attempting to though.. never successful..


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