Philippines in February III

One of the questions I often get from people I meet in Japan is if I miss Filipino food.

The answer, unfortunately, is no. 😆

Most of the people in my family are carnivores, so the food back at home is usually meat, meat, meat, 😆 but I love seafood and vegetables, so I really enjoy having my own kitchen in Japan.

But last year there were some Filipino foods that I really missed, and the biggest one was pandesal.


Pandesal is a bread roll you can find anywhere in the Philippines. Every bakery has its own recipe, but I think the simple ones are the best. They’re so cheap, too! Each piece of bread in the picture is only worth about 5 yen!

Another food I wanted to eat was fried chicken from Jollibee, one of the most famous fast food restaurants in the Philippines. I was able to eat the fried chicken twice while I was there, but I forgot to take a picture. 😆

Aside from the pandesal and the fried chicken, there wasn’t anything else I missed, but I did end up eating something that I didn’t plan to eat – fruit.

Fruits are so much cheaper in the Philippines. I could buy a kilo of strawberries for around 500 yen, two dragon fruits for about 300 yen, and a kilo of mangoes for 200 yen!

I ate fruit every day, especially mango because I love it. I even ate mango cakes and mango scones and drank a lot of fresh mango juice. It was great! 🤩