Best Pastillas ng ‘Pinas

Best Pastillas ng ‘Pinas

September 11, 2017 | Food

The Pastillas is a well-known and well-loved Philippine delicacy made from milk and sugar and its unique sweet and milky taste is easily distinguished from the shores of Aparri to the piers of Jolo. We have various versions of this sweet treat but if you ask me, nothing beats Pastillas from Carigara, Leyte.

Carigara is a place in eastern Leyte and it is the home of the best-tasting Pastillas. Unlike other versions that make use of cow milk and goat milk, Carigara Pastillas contains fresh carabao milk which explains its distinct flavor and texture that is crunchy and chewy at the same time.

We didn’t believe it the first time, too. “How can something be crunchy and chewy at the same time?” was our immediate reaction, but we’ve tried it (boxes of it) and we can vouch. We’ve tried our best but the locals won’t share their secret recipe. You’ve gotta try it!

Pastillas also earned the moniker “the most complete food” as it’s a good source of protein, fat, lactose, vitamins, minerals, and water. It’s also good for the bones because of the milk. If I were to go back in time, I’d give boxes of it to the younger me and replace the chewy vitamins my parents gave me in the past.

So, the next time your sweet tooth craves for something, you know what to do!

A tub full of luv

A tub full of luv

May 16, 2017 | Food

That cracking sound you hear when opening a Nutella jar is always a blessing from the heavens, but finding ourselves scraping the bottom of the jar just days after buying it is really heart-breaking. Good thing, the famous chocolate hazelnut spread also comes in tubs.
For those who can’t get enough of Nutella, the new 3-kilo Nutella tub will give you weeks (or days, depending on how addicted you are to the well-loved spread) of joy.

Let’s toast to that
Nutella and toasted bread is a famous combo, but we can always use a little more creativity in preparing the toast. Here are some new ways to give a twist to the regular toast:

  • • Strawberry Nutella toast

    – Butter the bread and toast it. Add a layer of Nutella and strawberry. Enjoy!

  • • Banana and Nutella layered toast

    – This is a classic. Spread it on the bread. Pile ‘em all up. Lamon!

  • • Nutella bacon stuffed toast

    – Nutella and bacon? Who knew these two go well? Sprinkle fried bacon bits on a French toast. Top with another French toast. Repeat until cravings are satisfied.