How to eat a sandwich with style

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

27 Responses

  1. belle says:

    i eat the edges of the bread first too, so when i get to the middle part, that’s where all the “palaman” is!

    anyway, i took a spanish friend of mine to the Filipino restaurant here. she liked the food, but what really surprised her was our use of spoons. she said in her country, it is considered rude to use a spoon except for soups. i told her it was perfectly normal in the Philippines. she asked “so you mean, even the president of the Philippines eats with a spoon?” her shock was genuine and non-judgmental, and i can tell that to her, it is really out-of-this-world.

    i even went on to tell her we also eat with our bare hands. her eyes were as big as saucers, but said she admired that we can eat without any pretensions.

    i guess it’s really a cultural thing, like my office mates can’t believe i eat rice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day. it’s good that the people i’ve met so far are not rigid and are open to new things and ideas. as long as nobody gets hurt, i believe everyone should mind their own plates! =)

  2. peterb says:

    Haha….nice Connie! Do you remember why you started eating it that way? Now i realize that how boring i eat my sandwich. Eating a sandwich tomorrow for breakfast will really make think about this post.

    Eating a sandwich with style while watching Tomb Raider. Right?

  3. Belle, that’s it — it’s like saving the best for last so the edges get eaten first. HAHAHA O, di ba, it makes sense. :grin:

    peterb, no, I can’t remember anymore. When I was still working, people in the office thought it was weird. LOL And, yes, that’s Tomb Raider. My daughters are down with some bug. Actually, we all are. Colds, cough, scratchy throat, slight fever… :sad:

  4. Nikita says:

    Very interesting! Like peterb, I will be thinking about you and this article the next time I eat a sandwich. :-)

    I hope you and the girls start feeling better ASAP.

  5. Thanks, Nikita. Speedy brought home the bug last week. He was unable to go to work for 4 days, grabe. At least ako, I can still move around. The girls… naku, so many food requests but they hardly eat. :sad:

  6. pinayhekmi says:

    Feel better! I like the way you eat your sandwich. I go from the top down evenly. Heheh. What’s the palaman in your sandwich?

  7. Tuna salad and cream cheese hehehe That’s why the cat came up — she could smell! LOL

  8. Miguk says:

    I usually cut mine diagonally. No matter how many we have, it is still a snack according to the missus because there is no rice hahahaha.

  9. Jannesse says:

    Perfectly done! Applause… applause…

  10. kreez says:

    after seeing you eat your sandwhich i feel that the way i eat sandwhich is too boring from top to bottom hehe :-)

  11. BlogusVox says:

    Try eating a hamburger that way Ms.Sassy. : )

  12. bertN says:

    Now that you blogged about it, I’m trying to think if I eat my sandwich (made of two slices of loaf bread with the “goodies” in between) in any particular way LOL. I know my first bite automatically goes to the area where the “palaman” shows a little of itself or is ready to fall off. The second to the final bite? I’ll have to make a note of how I do it next time I eat a sandwich LOL.

  13. JMonreal says:

    The first four bites are perfect. I’ll do the same – no need to make the sign of the cross then.

    Chicken noodle soup is always good for colds and flu, warm kalamansi juice with honey (not sugar) is good for cough and scratchy throat …plus rest and lots of fluids or water. Don’t forget the power of the “Secret”. Get better soon – everybody.

  14. sheng says:

    Ms. Connie. You’re so cute. I like you! Haha…

  15. Carol B. says:

    This entry is so funny!

    I think I eat mine the way bertN does. I can copy your style kung homemade ang sandwich pero kung bibilin ko sa store parang hindi uubra. Palagay ko magagalit ang tagalinis dahil magiging napaka messy dahil kada ikot ng sandwich may malalaglag na palaman. Super kapal kasi ng palaman dito – meat, sauces, veggies, sometimes cheese.

  16. mayroon din akong entry sa kung paano kumain ng strawberry – very similar sa pagkain mo ng sandwich: eccentric.

  17. Tom says:

    Looks to me like your having the munchies.

  18. Abaniko says:

    Hahahaha. And I thought you’re about to give a serious lesson on sandwich eating. Kung style man lang ang pag-uusapan, I want my way to be the most uncommon. Kakainin ko muna ang gitna. Pagkatapos butasan ang gitna, ngangatngatin ko ang edges hanggang mag-korteng doughnut ang sandwich. Tapos, paghihiwalayin ko ang dalawang pisngi at kakainin ko ang palaman. Tapos itatapon ang ang natitirang tinapay. Oo, nahirapan nga ako at nagsayang ng konting tinapay pero pakialaman nila. Style ko to. LOL.

  19. Mahirap yata kung unang kagat eh sa gitna ah. Paano yun — medyo itutulak ng daliri yung gitna para naka-usli at nang mas madali kagatin?

  20. Tom says:

    Now you’re beginning to turn me on.

  21. Grace says:

    Omigosh! That’s how I eat a sandwich – all around the edges first. Although I do the same for buns too.

  22. Gay says:

    I agree with the “save the best for last” so I eat the sandwich like yours, though not at the corners but rather make a circle. Then the rest taste like the palaman. I don”t like the edges so I eat them first. Like, get them over first then enjoy!

  23. Matt says:

    I now will be cool.