Goodies from Home

In last week's post, I mentioned I am expecting three sets of visitors. I sure did have a busy weekend. It was fun. I enjoyed catching up with family & friends and meet new friends.

Our usual routine when we have visitors is let them experience what it is like to be in Bangkok. Even if it is simply riding the train. Of course, you can't get away with touristy stuff especially for first timers. For food, we make sure our guests get to taste authentic Thai food or a dine at a special restaurant in Bangkok.

The conversation we have with our visitors is the best part. We get to reconnect with the people we miss. 

A bonus when we have visitors are their pasalubong and these are mostly goodies from the Philippines. 

So what did we end up with?

This is from my sister-in-law and is an exception as she is based in Dubai.

My good friend Carlo brought me these goodies.
Next week's menu may include Kare-Kare. I would have to look up how to cook Champorado as the cocoa tablea is calling out to me.

This is the jackpot loot from my collector's group.
A group of Filipino Starbucks collectors visited Thailand and they brought the Philippines closer to me. So touched when I received stuff from fellow Thai collectors.

My new found friend Jackie brought me these, too. I love anything bottled - sardines, tuyo, bangus, daing.
And next week's menu will definitely include pasta with one of this bottled goodies.

It seriously felt like Christmas morning. 

While my home is where my two boys are, I do miss the Philippines. Especially Filipino food. 

What about you, if you're far away from your home country, what do you miss?

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  1. Wow! So many goodies! I'm especially loving all the yummy Filipino foods that the iPhone case! My mom and I had tuyo for dinner last week since my dad was out of town. He's not a fan of the smell so we take advantage of when he's gone by eating lots of Filipino food! Maybe someday I will make it to Bangkok and experience all that it has to offer.

    1. There's something about Filipino food that all of us with Philippine connection misses. I do hope you get to visit Bangkok while I'm still here.:-)


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