Category Archives: Food

Duterte Adds One More Philippine National Holiday

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – President Rodrigo Duterte today issued an Executive Order adding one more non-working national holiday.

Malacañang announced that April 23 each year will be observed to mark Community Pantry Day and National Lugaw Day. The date is the birthday of actress Angel Locsin and Vice President Leni Robredo.

The EO cited Locsin’s heroic (read: Darna) effort to (dis)organize a community pantry to celebrate her natal day, and Robredo’s (and her supporters) to mark the day to pay tribute to Leni’s personal and political trademark, lugaw (rice porridge).

In her weekly radio program, Robredo thanked Duterte and her supporters for this singular honor.

COMMUNITY PANTRY: Egg-Snatching Lady Has A Good Heart After All

MAPAGBIGAY, Quezon City (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – The unidentified woman who snatched all the trays of fresh eggs from a community pantry in Quezon City has a good heart after all.

The woman returned to the community pantry today with dozens of plastic packs of freshly-made leche flan. She said her intention in taking the fresh eggs was to bake the ever popular sweet dessert.

In a zoom call with The Adobo Chronicles, the woman said the two trays of eggs she took from the community pantry were not enough to make all the leche flan she brought back. “Nag-abono pa ako,” (I had to come up with more), she said. She declined to say where she got the additional eggs.

Red Ribbon, Goldilocks To Start Selling Birthday Rice Cakes!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Having a birthday in your family but don’t have the pesos to buy a birthday cake? No worries, Red Ribbon and Goldilocks just have the right solution for you.

Beginning April 1, 2021, the two popular cake and bakery chains will start selling birthday cup cakes. Not the usual cup cakes, but rice cakes!

The two chains took their cue from no less that President Rodrigo Duterte who celebrated his 76th birthday this week by blowing a candle stuck in a cup of cooked rice.

Red Ribbon and Goldilocks said their birthday rice cup cakes will retail at fifty centavos each. Candle is extra, and buyers will have to bring their own brown bag or container.

Now, every Filipino will be able to afford a birthday cake. That translates into more money towards the purchase of a lechon (whole roasted pig).