I am fairly certain that the trip to Manila has added a few kilos on me but the sore throat that it has caused will probably make me drop them again. I’m currently suffering from the worst bout of sore throat ever, where even swallowing brought me to tears just a day ago.
Filipino cuisine is generally rich – think heavy/creamy stews and crispy pork skin. Dessert is also very sweet with heavy douses of butter and coconut cream. By the end of day 2, I was pretty much craving for a simple chinese clear soup. I had no choice but to make do however and my body probably became very heaty as a result – hence the sore throat.
There was some fun with the food though when the locals tried so hard to make us foreigners try their infamous Balut (duck embryo egg). I’ve always prided myself as someone who is quite game to try different foods but I was definitely defeated by the Balut this time. Even my colleagues did better than me. *hang head in shame* I ate a teeny tiny bit of the yolk just to try but swore off having more when I saw a leg and claw among the shells….. shudder