My dad says, “A ceremonial treat to have after a good win. The Balut is my favorite snack, it’s not weird.” At long last, a story on Balut. On special occasions, my family will enjoy eating a Balut. On this day, we had family and friends over for the Pacquiao vs. Clottey fight. And what a perfect time to celebrate with a snack of Balut. Continue reading
You can find these yummy, soft dragon fruits in tropical areas and mostly in Asia. It’s part of the cactus family and it’s called dragon fruit because of its rich colors and spikes. I usually like cutting them up in squares and soaking them in a bowl of sugar water. Dragon fruit is like kiwi without the sour tang. Continue reading
Even though I’m a Filipino American, I grew up eating the Filipino food my family cooked for us and learned to make them myself. But once in the Philippines, I learned that with 7,107 islands, you get many different culinary specialty’s in each vicinity, province or main island of Luzon, North Luzon, Visayas, Mindinao, and Palawan. We were very excited to try something new and orange! Continue reading
Influences from all corners of the globe make up the Balinese culinary dishes. Out of all the countries we had visited, I gained weight in Bali. Singapore was the 2nd runner up, but we were there for only 3 days. Balinese food is abundant in spices and can be overpowering if you are not comfortable with eating spicy foods. Most of the best Balinese foods we’ve tried were around Ubud. But if you’re feeling homesick, Kuta and Seminyak has many chain restaurants such as Bubba Gump, McDonalds, and Starbucks. Continue reading
Family Hospitality, Okay Rooms
As soon as we walked into the courtyard of our place the Teba House in Ubud it was gorgeous. Cobblestone pathways surrounded by vines of light purple flowers, lotus, fish ponds, and a few friendly chickens, lizards, and a toy poodle.
Every morning we woke up to yummy breakfast of Pandan crepes with fresh banana and coconut, banana pies, or vegetable omeletes. Hot tea and coffee was also served throughout the day and before bed. We were living a quiet and peaceful life for the next 5 days. I booked only 3 nights in the Teba House in Ubud, so we could figure out how we liked it there or to travel somewhere else in Bali, perhaps to see the beaches or to another nearby island. Continue reading