Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Nikhil Exploration Three
A food that means a lot to me are chocolate lava cakes. Specifically the one they have at La Scala where I work. Whenever I work I have to try not to think about chocolate lava cakes too much or else I would buy them all the time, they are addicting. The name pretty much explains it; it is a hot rich chocolate cake with a melted chocolaty center topped with vanilla ice cream to cool it down. That way you get a hot and cold combination in every bite.
A food that is really big in my family due to my Filipino heritage is lechon. There are different variations of lechon, but there is one version in particular that my family loves. Lechon is basically the meat that comes from the pigs belly side. After it is broiled and seasoned with salt, it is cut into rectangle slices with a layer of crispy skin, a layer of fat, and a layer of meat. Lechon is usually available for parties and special occasions because everyone loves it but its so good you got to save it for those special moments. It tastes amazing but with all the fat and grease it is not too good for your health.