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#Quaranthings: Pinoys come up with bizarre food combinations, cravings while under quarantine

March 30th, 2020

With the enforcement of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, people are advised to stay at home and practice social distancing. While self-isolating and working at the comfort of our homes is a luxury that not many get to have at a time like this, some can’t help but feel the passing of time at home and decided to make the most out of their boredom.

As we count the days while under quarantine, some Filipinos on Facebook are sharing bizarre things they’ve done to their food after having weird cravings, looking through their stock or realizing their lack thereof.

The food entries might make you question what was going through these people’s minds, relate to their product of “bagot na bagot na ko,” or gasp while saying “WTF!”

Like this “Sardinas Con Yelo” that is meant to “beat the summer heat”

Image by: Charlie Mango

You’ve seen iced tea and coffee, now get ready for some iced mami!

via Wittypedia

We’re not really sure what to feel about this “Sinigang na hotdog” as an alternative to pork as supply are scarce these days in the market

Image by: Mark Sy

Settling with this “Inihaw na bangus” for now

Image by: Drin Trinidad Inocencio

Or with this “Lechon kawali” (that might take forever to cook)

Image by: Robin Aguilar

Balut, but make it high fashion!

Image by: @josephsanson | via Amiel GIU

Whatever this is, I’m scared of it!

Image by: Llori Llori

“Siomai rice” took a whole new meaning with this one

Image by: Marvin Santos

This cob of corn took social distancing seriously (like we all should)

Image by: Seanne Aeriel Gonzales

And finally, this visual representation of what it’s like to miss street foods or eating outside:

Day 8 quarantine.Follow me on my IG account: @vincentjarina ❤️🙏🏻

Posted by Vincent Jarina on Monday, March 23, 2020

Whether it’s a waste of time or food, some people are just doing whatever helps them get through these uncertain times. And when all this is over, we’re hoping that we can eat all the food we’ve missed and finally satisfy our cravings.

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