After a long day at work I decided to stop by the Filipino Store. I don’t usually go but when I do I go a little overboard. I just love looking at everything that they have on offer. I always seem to find food that reminds me of my childhood. The Filipino store that I went to was quite small but they had so many treats that I rarely get to eat. I picked up some Spicy Pork Crackling, Mango and Tamarind Rolls (it’s a lolly), Mamon Tostado and some Polvoron.
The spicy pork crackling wasn’t what I expected. It was like eating pockets full of porky goodness. I dipped it in some vinegar that had fish sauce and pepper.
Tamarind rolls are small sweets that are full of flavour. Its like eating a squashed up roll up. My dad saw the packet and demolished it in a matter of minutes. Lucky I bought 3. At a $1.75 it was a bargain.
Polvoron is made out of toasted flour mixed with powdered milk, melted butter and sugar. I got cookies and cream and strawberry flavoured polvoron. It was not the best polvoron that I have eaten but it was nice to taste those similar flavours again.
The Mamon Tostado is like a sponge cake that has been lightly toasted. It’s really buttery and delicious. I normally have it with a cup of green tea.
Filipino treats are available in most Asian food groceries. Everyone should try it. Its tasty and worth the try.