Can I take a minute to talk about breakfast?
It's my favorite meal of the day, and it merits repeating that nobody does breakfast like Filipinos do. Imagine a heaping mountain of fragrant sinangag, a fried egg with a runny yolk (just the way I like it!), chopped tomatoes, and freshly cooked danggit, tapa, longganisang lukban, and so much more. I could go on, but frankly, I still haven't had breakfast and talking about it makes me want to stop what I'm doing and find some.
Which brings me to my main point: adobo flakes.
There's really nothing quite like recycling your old adobo to eat for breakfast the next day. If you were to ask me what my parameters for The Perfect Adobo Flakes would be, they would be:
- Crunchy, not tough,
- Flavorful, not bland
- Thinly shredded, not thick strands (Does anyone remember those dried squid snacks from Japan that were so good but impossible to chew? I'm talking about those.)
Anyway, ever since World Topps closed in Katipunan, it became my mission to find adobo flakes that were just as good. Luckily, Chocolate Kiss in UP Diliman comes pretty darn close.
The Chicken and Pork Adobo (P170) is a hefty plate with just the right ratio of adobo flakes to rice. While the shredded adobo is a little on the thick side, it doesn't sacrifice much in the way of good flavor. Garlicky, with just a little hint of soy sauce and lots of pepper, this plate of adobo flakes is definitely in the running as one of the best I've tasted... at least in the Quezon City area.
Where are your favorite places to eat adobo flakes?
Chocolate Kiss is located at G/F, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, R. Magsaysay St., UP Diliman