My Lakbayan grade is C+!
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By all means, it wasn’t gourmet noodle soup. The noodles were still kind of crisp and starchy inside, and there was very little in the way of sahog (save for a tiny bit of shredded cabbage, carrots, and crispy fried garlic bits) The broth was probably made of chicken bones, boiled with water and bouillon cubes. Yet for twenty pesos, it warms the stomach better than, say, half a pack of Marlboro Lights.
There’s something about mami. Whether it’s Luisa’s in Baguio or Noodle King in Sampaloc, mami is a dish that has always been close to my heart. Yet there’s something about twenty peso mami bowls hawked in sidewalks that speaks to the heartiness of street food. You only get a few morsels from making-tusok-tusok the fishballs and the kikiam, but making-higop-higop the sabaw of the mami, no matter how much umami there is in the broth, is very comforting.
It’s not exactly the most complex dish in the world, but there’s something about it.