Craving for Filipino foods? No worries!
There are plenty of Filipino stores in Australia. Some are located in every town, and some are merge with any other asian store. The Filipino store here in our home town is a gateway to some real Filipino foods, its part of our weekly routine to bypass the store, well on most occasions, it has some wonderful foods and necessities. The store is only a small store about 5mtrs X 12 mtrs packet to the rafters with foods.
The foods that are available from the major supermarkets here, are limited and there are some things they don’t cater for, here at Safeway you can buy a few selected Filipino foods, like nuts, pork crackle chips and a few other items.
We have come to know the lady owner quite well, and last week she asked me if I wanted some Red Horse as I had previously mentioned to her and it was hard to come by, it was like trying to find truffles, my ears come to attention and I said yea of course as I missed and enjoyed having a Red Horse last time I was in the Philippines. So she left me in the shop all buy myself I thought are you serious all I need is for a Filipino to come in and start talking Tagalog I would of said salamat salamat hehe, so of she went to her home which was about ten minutes away, she returns with 2 six packs, I asked her how much 4.50 even though they were costly at $4.50 each (180 pesos) I thought ohh well let’s bring the taste buds back to life. I really enjoyed them at home with a few Filipino friends as they had Miguel’s and a lechon going round and round, what a night it was going to be beautiful.
A few weeks ago the lovely wife found a stick broom for sale there, and off all the brooms and sticks that are available here in Australia she missed her stick broom so I got her one and she was overly happily pleased and loved it, the smile on her face is all it takes to make me happy, now the poor old stick broom is showing its wear and tear after a few weeks it gets a workout a couple of times a day, always cleaning outside with it. It reminds her of home also, I’m always on to her saying dear how come you’re slouching all the time sweeping boom back straight bum out for a few seconds then back to slouching against tsk tsk, suppose it’s just a custom and what she’s use to, as long as the wife’s happy that’s all that matters.