We’re about to cross off the second week of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon and it’s safe to say almost everyone is feeling effects of cabin fever. Between monitoring the climbing COVID-19 positive count, hating on “covidiots,” and lounging around the house the entire day, we’ve got nothing better to do. That is unless you count plotting the meals for the next couple of weeks and working with limited ingredients.
These creative and otherwise atrocious food ideas that we scrolled through our timelines are proof that there’s never a dull moment in the life of average Filipinos.
When you don’t have access to fresh seafood, you find ways
Fresh food is getting more difficult to buy these days what with long lines in supermarkets and most wet markets closed. This leaves us to do the next best thing — use our imagination. As in cut up a piece of hotdog to resemble a squid and do our best not to think of takoyaki. Or buttered shrimp. Or sushi.
Sinigang na hotdog, anyone?
Since it’s potentially dangerous to step outside these days (you can’t anyway because of the quarantine), you make do with what you have. Craving for sinigang? Sure, cook it. And you might as well boil the hotdogs in it while you’re at it.
Siomai rice, as plain as that
You really can’t be choosy these days. How about spicing up your meals by swapping meat with rice? Add little drops of toyomansi in for the plating so you look a little bougie.
Not gonna lie, we kinda threw up in our mouths a little. Pasintabi po sa mga kumakain habang nagbabasa.
Think about it, you get to have lunch on the go. “On the go” of course means visiting different parts of your house.
What is it with people, quarantine, and hotdogs?!
Tortang itlog with egg
Now that is just creative. This guy probably had too many eggs in their pantry than he knew what to do with.
GRAND FINALE: Sardinas con Yelo
This guy did something really
Now we’re looking forward to the next few days of quarantine meals!
What’s the craziest food invention you’ve seen lately?