Ever met someone who was disappointed in Filipino food? There are some great points brought up in THIS article. Thank you, Turo-Turo Philippine Cafe in New Zealand!
There was a Kiwi customer who came in to Turo-Turo Philippine Cafe in Auckland, NZ recently. A complete first-timer.
He ordered tapsilog, caldereta, and tokwa’t baboy – and seemed quite excited about his choices.
Ten minutes after taking away his order, however, he was back – and wanting a refund.
He pointed to the tapa. “I can’t eat this!” he complained. Then to the container of ulam for the caldereta: “this portion is too small!”
He went on: “I’ve been all through South East Asia and I’ve never had food like this. I should’ve gone to my usual Chinese takeaway.”
So we refunded him. He hadn’t liked his choices.
But it highlighted a couple of issues we have noticed before with Kiwis (and perhaps foreigners in general) and Filipino food.
- Not knowing what to expect
This is Filipino food. It’s not Thai, it’s not Malaysian, it’s not Indonesian…
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