Turning on my old bulky TV after rising from my bed each morning is one proof that I am a creature of habit. I do my usual morning rituals to get ready for work with the hosts of all the local TV networks’ morning shows.
But yesterday morning, I got stuck watching TV when Kris Aquino host of “Kris TV” guest-ed a chef who cooked Arroz Caldo. With Kris’ usual sosyal antics and the chef’s preparation of a somewhat high-end variety of Arroz Caldo – imagine a congee topped with crispy tofu, toasted long-jawed anchovies, slices of hard-boiled egg, crispy garlic, sesame seed oil and squeezed with lemon – I was drooling on my way to my office.
When my office mate asked if I already had breakfast, the words I uttered was “I want lugaw”. I ordered take-out delivery from the nearby Café Adriatico in Malate, and this is what I had…
I may forever wonder how Kris TV’s ornate Arroz Caldo could have tasted but one thing is for sure Café Adriatico’s Arroz Caldo is so good I could cry.
Para syang manok na may lugaw, di na lugaw na may manok!