My name is Monica and I am a Canadian-born Filipina.
I have no culinary experience, complex palate, or anything else to claim expertise in terms of food but I know what I like and I’d like to share that with you all!
I will blog about What’s in my mouth? whenever I have the inclination.
I will sometimes use my Mmm…Sarap! rating scale. It’ll go like this:
Pinakamasarap – the tastiest!
Masmasarap – better than tasty!
Mmmmura – cheap and tasty! (I added this rating on June 21, 2010)
Masarap – tasty!
Hindi masarap – Not tasty!
I figure a five rating system is easy to maintain. I won’t rate all the time.
Also, as you may already guess, I’ll try to incorporate some Tagalog words in my descriptions, because I want to, and sometimes it may be the only way I can describe something.
I currently have six categories, some self-explanatory.
Chicken wings get a category all on its own as I am on a quest to know where is the best chicken wing made at the moment? Normally I am talking about hot wings or buffalo wings, but I don’t rule out other types of wings. I know taste is often attributed to the chef, so I know that what I think is great today is not necessarily great tomorrow.
Stomach grumbles is a category I came up with to capture when I have a bad food experience. This can be because of the taste, cost, service or a combination of all. It helps me remember what places to avoid, or what items to avoid eating if I do return, so I hope it will also help you.