if you don’t feel like reading a weird food combo today, then skip this post 🙂 but what may be weird to one may be yummy to others 😛 i’m not just sure what your stand is on eggs cooked sunny side up with a generous dash of banana ketchup 😀
this has got to be my ultimate comfort food, again because it brings a lot of feel-good memories from my childhood. but first, a short backstory. as you know my lolo’s business involved woodcrafts, which our town betis is famous for. theirs was actually a shop house — the display was in front, the shop at the back, and the living spaces on the second and third floors.
during merienda (break) time, the workers just ordered a standard snack from my lola (my lolo’s spinster cousin). usually it was coffee with bread (pan de cito). but if they felt indulgent, they ordered a fried egg, cooked sunny side up, and yes, drowned in UFC ketchup. they would then dunk the bread into the slimy egg-ketchup mixture, and down in with sweet black coffee. all for the grand sum of 2.50 pesos! my lola actually sold these on credit, and then just deducted the week’s total amount of consumed snacks from the workers’ wages every saturday afternoon — when they got their weekly salary, minus the “bale” (advance).