We eat. That’s inevitable! Restaurants in the Philippines caters mouth-watering foods that we Filipinos can’t resist. Especially it is now the season of Christmas; “to eat” is all in our minds. We can call it a “crime” when you reject a food that is served to you; it is a sign of disrespect. So for you not to offend someone, you have to eat what was offered. See? It’s inevitable!
Eating is one of the things Filipinos love to do. People eat not just because they are hungry, they eat because they may be depressed, to change their mood or simply for snacks. That is why we can see a lot of different restaurants because one way or another, eating is a therapy.
Be it at home, office or mall, we eat, every day. We usually tend to go different restaurants/cafes to try their specialties. They cater specific specialties for the people to eat, and for them to be recognized by food aficionados.
Unlike other people, food aficionado can be helpful when it comes to food matters. They can be expert when it comes to the tastes of a particular food or delicacies. You’ll know when you or someone is a food aficionado when you notice these signs.
- Knows where and what restaurant is good
These people know what food specialties the particular restaurant has. They know what restaurant that is near to you and where it is located. They also know what restaurant is cheaper than the other. Food aficionado knows where to buy that particular food and they will guide and recommend you for a specific restaurant that suits your taste.
- Knows 24-hours restaurant/fast food chains/ cafe
Being hungry in the middle of the night is a pain. Knowing where and what food chains are open 24/7 is an advantage. They usually know their contact numbers for deliveries and know what packages they can avail when the budget is on tight.
- Knows the delicacies of the specific provinces for pasalubong
One of the practices Filipinos always do is to bring pasalubong for their loved ones. When asking what delicacies those particular provinces have, they can recommend you something to buy or eat. They can name every delicacy in towns and in provinces.
- Keeps coupons to avail discounts
Food aficionados are fond of having coupons. They usually have different coupons from different restaurants. It’s a savior for barkada treats and when you are on a budget saves. Coupons are their best friend.
- Likes it when it’s free
We Filipinos are known to be generous. We usually give something to someone. And admit it! We like it when someone will treat us, especially when it comes to eating.
You don’t need to worry when you have these symptoms, it’s not contagious. You can even make a person happy out of it. Being a food aficionado has always its advantage, it can always satisfy our cravings and our stomach.
Filipinos are also known to be a good cook. We cook our food deliciously for us to appreciate the taste of the food. Food can never be this good when you are hungry. We also appreciate it when someone put their effort to cook especially just for us. And we can’t say ‘no’ to them.
We eat not just simply we want to eat. Sometimes, it’s also one way of making a bond with your friends and families. There you can chat and laugh, and make a good memory out of it. It’s not all the time we can have a good time with our loved ones, dining with them makes us feel like we belong. So go and have yourself a treat!