ON RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS
They do get you down. No one is immune. Often, during typhoon season, our city seems to be on the verge on sinking, an automatic Atlantis, an unintentional – and unpretty – Venice. Then, we’re stuck at home or school or the office, the roads impassable, a Grab nowhere to be found, the waters too deep and dirty to cross, and we can’t even walk to the faltering LRT or the overcrowded MRT.
In this issue, we offer the balm to the banes of our existence in Metro Manila. Take solace in our favorite places for uncomplicated comfort food that will surely replace stress with a smile. After all, it’s the simplest of dishes-- especially those that bring back warm childhood memories-- that we will always long for on cold stormy days: hot soups and steaming rice and fried chicken and pork chops and pies and cakes.