One of the things I love about going back to the province is the food. And one delicious food that I always look for is the Tamales.
Though it's easy to find tamales somewhere in the metro, nothing beats the tamales from my father's hometown. It was such a hit that when I asked my aunt to buy tamales for me one early morning, she only managed to bring me one piece. A piece costs Php10. I love the sweetness and spiciness of the tamales. Unlike the common native delicacies which are usually partnered with niyog (coconut shavings), tamales are best partnered with a bit of fish sauce (patis). It should also be eaten while it's hot. It can also be reheated through a microwave oven.
I love how the tamales stick to the spoon and to my palate. I love the mild spiciness and sweetness with a bit of saltiness. It seems too heavy in the stomach, but I can't get enough of it.
The next morning, I had my aunt buy 10 pieces of tamales for me to take home. But it was too irresistible that I got to take home 4 pieces.
How I wish I could eat tamales daily.