Travel the world ‘AllDay’ through your palate
The pandemic and all its risks, dangers, restrictions and uncertainties took a heavy toll on everyone’s well-being. Not only were our physical health put in peril, our emotional and mental well-being took a solid beating as well.
Among the things I realized throughout the chaos of the past 19 months is that mindset is everything. We are going through what may be some of the toughest years of this lifetime but we need to remain as steadfast, and have an attitude that will attract happiness, grace and blessings.
One way to fight the gloom that this pandemic has been bringing upon us is by taking some time to delve into what sums up our happiness quotient. In doing so, we’d be able to help shake off the restlessness we’ve all been feeling while being marooned inside our homes.
For someone who counts traveling as among the things that gives her happiness, the travel restrictions dampened my spirits. But if there’s anything that the lockdowns taught us, it’s to be creative. So I turned to reliving my travels through the many photos I have amassed prepandemic. Thank God for this digital age that we live in.
For my fellow travel junkies, another fun option to relive the memories of your past trips is through food. Especially if staying at home has turned you into quite the gourmet chef, you can try recreating your favorite dishes from your favorite countries. You’d be surprised how a taste of that satay dip or even a whiff of that Japanese-style soy sauce could magically transport you to Bali or Tokyo.
Whether it’s Bangkok’s tasty gaeng daeng and pad thai or Vietnam’s popular pho and aromatic coffee that you want to whip up straight from your kitchen, you can find all the ingredients that you need at AllDay Supermarket’s international aisle.
From beloved street snacks like chicken curry puffs and fresh spring rolls to iconic dishes such as omelet rolls with crabmeat filling and kimchi-jjigae, AllDay has authentic Asian food items to help you prepare these mouthwatering dishes. AllDay offers a wide selection of flavorful curries, noodles from probably every Asian country you can think of, and even desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth.
“AllDay Supermarket has always made the extra effort to elevate its grocery shopping experience. This includes catering to the Filipino market that is increasingly well-travelled, and especially during this pandemic, have increasingly expanded their choices to better, higher-quality options,” said AllDay vice chair Camille Villar.
“We believe that this trend of ‘travelling through food’ is something that we offer a great number of options for, especially our authentic Asian ingredients that are a little harder to find in other supermarkets,” she added.
Now, as we wait until we can fly to our favorite international destinations, whip up a steaming hot bowl of authentic tom yum and pretend you’re having it by the street after a visit at Wat Pho. Or prepare a yakitori spread as if you’re at an izakaya somewhere in Osaka’s Dotonbori. At AllDay’s Asian section, no ingredient is hard to find. All you need is a little determination and a reliable recipe and you’re all set to “travel through food.”
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