Kubong Sawali and My Attempt for A Last Summer Hurrah
Come to think of it, I didn’t really go on any kind of summer get away this year. (Not that that matters. There’s always rainy season, dry&cold season … and the beauty of that, we’ll get the resorts all to ourselves. *snickers) To make up for it, Race and I decided to have foodstuff that has a summer quality to it.
It’s amazing how food can bring up special memories e.g. having pandesal hot from the oven transports me back to early school days when my brother and I went out to buy pandesal in the early morn, eating dinengdeng reminds me of childhood meals and treats like ice cream and cake (like sans rival) put me in a festive mood because these used to be for special occasions only. So for the feel of the sunny season, I wanted binusog na pusit/stuffed squid. (Yes, I don’t like seafood, but this one has a different effect on me. Probably because it has tons of onions and tomatoes stuffed in it.) To Kubong Sawali!
It was Ave who introduced me to Kubong Sawali and their binusog na pusit. I couldn’t get enough of it that time. (Her hubby’s homecoming was celebrated at the kubo’s Luneta Hill branch. Shout out to the A.G. family! (“,) Big hugs!) I liked the pusit so much (It’s a miracle! *harhar) that I came back the next few days, the next few weeks, (it might have been) the next few months too, with P3.
After the stuffed squid binge, I became jaded. It wasn’t until two years or so that the craving begun again. When we checked the Kubong Sawali Military Cut Off branch off the list, we tried gising-gising and imbaliktad.
On that 2011 visit, Race remembers that the lights were out on the street. (Hhmm, seems to happen a lot at Military Cut Off.) Looking through the photos, I recalled (finally) that we dined in the dark … or by candlelight for an hour or two and then the electricity was turned on again. The dark, didn’t stop us from enjoying our food.
Back to the present, we return to the kubo to attempt a last summer hurrah … if only through the feeling of nostalgia that one gets through (grilled) food. Nothing changed much from the restaurant; the establishment, the menu, the food. They were doing things nicely anyway so why ruin a good thing, right? =D
The ‘smoking area’ part of the dining hall was packed. That’s on account of us arriving a little after 7:00 p.m. Race and I occupied one of the tables inside the restaurant. (One of the nice qualities of the kubo. They have so many seats and tables for their patrons.) This was the first time I noticed the buzzer for service on the railing by the table. I don’t know if this is a new installment but that’s a good addition for better service. Way to go, Kubong Sawali! \m/
Inasmuch as I wanted summer themed food, the monsoon/typhoon season had come in. We got some soup, sinampalukang manok, to beat the chill. Race also wanted the pulpog liempo. I wondered what that was all about but was more excited for my choice of ‘viand’. =)
X marks Kubong Sawali for good food (dishes that remind me of summer and squid/seafood that I will eat with gusto) in Baguio.
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***Emong’s on its way out of PAR but we’ve got a low pressure area affecting our weather. Again, stay safe, warm, dry, and satisfied (busog like the pusit), you guys! =D
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