A few months ago, my friend Abie (my partner in tickled moms) said that she found it sad that her nieces do not eat Pinoy merienda like kamote-Q, banana-Q, etc. They only like burgers, fries, etc – basically food you can get from fast food. That made me think and I told myself I will make sure that Jia eats “simple” merienda food. I find it sad that Jia will grow up not playing patintero or chato in the streets (as no one plays these games anymore), pati ba naman pagkain hindi nya pa matitikman?
So I make it a point to serve Jia Pinoy merienda food. So far, she has tried banana-Q (which she loves), palitaw (which she doesnt), biko (she likes), puto (she likes), turon (she likes), kutsinta (sometimes she likes, sometimes she doesn’t), and her most favorite of all, kamote-Q (or more aptly called sweetened kamote because we do not use a skewer anyway). She likes it so much that I always buy kamote so she can have it at home anytime.