Airport Meals, 2011

I am grateful to have traveled a lot this 2011. I got to see different places, try new activities and more importantly, new food.

As 2011 comes to a close, I would like to wave goodbye to the year that was with the last meals I’ve had on some of my trips this year.

First is the puto and batchoy my friends and I ate while waiting for our plane at the Iloilo airport.

Batchoy at the Iloilo Airport
The Front, Iloilo Airport - Puto

Next is the lackluster coffee and Japanese cheesecake that tided me over while waiting for my flight to Manila in the Bacolod airport. Bacolod is normally one of the best places for food in the Philippines. This was not one of those times.

Bacolod Last Airport Meal

Last is the last meal I had before leaving Penang, Malayasia. I have no idea what it is, only that it was the best meal of the year. The lone restaurant beside the Penang Airport is basically a turo-turo (in Tagalog, it literally translates to point-point, refers to a cheap roadside restaurant where customers point to what they want) that lets customers assemble their own meals. Mine consisted of noodles, super hot curry something, and a fried egg, which I paired with milk tea. I still dream about this meal.

My best meal of the year.

Goodbye 2011!  You were quite interesting.


Yvette Natalie U. Tan is a multi-awarded author of horror fiction and the Agriculture section editor of Manila Bulletin.

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