Merienda is defined as a light meal taken in the afternoon or brunch but it is one which I do not take lightly. Merienda is actually my source of both energy and inspiration in the afternoon so eating a bad merienda (or no merienda) is a no-no.
My Favorite Merienda Food
I have five favorite merienda food. Now that I’m pregnant my cravings are so intense that I have to have all of this at least once a week.
5. Burgers – I don’t really go for big burgers. Right now, it’s the opposite, the simpler the burger, the more I like it.
4. Smoothie – I’m crazy about Strawberry Smoothie! This was fueled by our recent trip to Baguio. I was able to bring home lots of strawberries and led me to create Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie.
3. Raisin Bread/ Ensaymada – Yes, it’s either raisin bread with lot of raisins or Ensaymada with lots of grated cheese on top.
2. Taho – No problem getting this as our suking magtataho passes by our house at exactly 3pm every day.
1. Palabok – I grew up eating palabok for merienda. We have a neighbor that sells delicious homecooked Palabok and that’s where we always buy the Palabok we eat for merienda. She eventually discontinued selling it and since then I’ve been in constant search of delicious Palabok.
And I’ve found it! Meet my latest discovery — Mang Inasal Palabok!
True to its promise, Mang Inasal Palabok has this rich, flavorful sauce, and an array of complete palabok ingredients and toppings like shrimp, big chunks of pork, chicharon, spring onions, and hard-boiled egg!
I used to go to Mang Inasal for merienda because I like their Halo-Halo, now I have another reason to frequent it!
If you haven’t tried Mang Inasal Palabok, then now is the best time for you to do so. I’m absolutely sure you’ll love it too!
been craving for a delicious palabok, Malabon is too far from our place, luckily I stumbled on this palabok post hihi, thanks to you, Mang Inasal is just 15 minutes drive away, hihi
I like Mang Inasal Palabok and Halo-Halo!
Burgers are tied for my favorite food of all time (with pizza). I Love a big old cheeseburger with everything on it. NOM!
I love burgers too!
Yum! That looks great…now I’m getting hungry!
I hope I can let you try this lisa.
I have never heard of Palabok before. This looks very delicious though. I will have to try this out sometime soon.
This is a very tasty Filipino Noodle dish!
You definitely got my attention and my craving for Palabok. I want it with extra sauce and egg and calamansi. Will definitely try that soon.
Ako din.. extra calamansi!
That sauce looks delicious! Especially with the shrimp in there.
Yup, it is!
I have never had palabok in my life, but it sounds like something I’d surely enjoy!
I hope you get to try it.
I have been a sucker for palabok and luglog delicacies and this one from Mang Inasal will make me crave for more.
Oh I’m sure.
This looks really good! I especially love the shrimp added into it. I have always been a big fan of shrimp!
The shrimp makes it very tasty.
I love smoothies! I agree with you, strawberry is definitely my favorite flavor out of them all!
heehee.. strawberry is really delish.
I am just like you when it comes to my burgers. I prefer them simple, with not much on it!
Cheers to that!
Wow, this looks like a delicious dish! Would love to try this out sometime. Pregnancy can create some serious cravings!
Between spaghetti and our own palabok? I will go for the latter. I had my first bite 3 years ago of Palabok from Jollibee.. and fell in love with the taster.
I love palabok too! Yoou’ll love mang Inasal Palabok, I’m sure.
I go for smoothies for that mid-day snack for a pick-me-up. Or trail mix. 🙂
I love trail mix too.
This looks very interesting! I love trying different cuisines and really want to explore when traveling.
I’m sure you’ll love this.
I’m crazy about strawberry smoothies too. And ah, the days of cravings, I remember those well. 😉
That looks absolutely delicious, I love dishes with a combination of seafood and meat.
I haven’t heard of Merienda, thanks you for introducing this to me! Your favorites sounds like perfect merienda foods and I’d love to try the Mang Inasal Palabok, looks amazing!
It is delicious! I hope you get to try it.
Each one looks more delicious than the next! Yum!
I’ve never tried this before but it looks good. And, mmm, halo-halo!!
Ooooo all these dishes sounds delicious!! Pus who doesn’t like burgers??? Yummy 😉
Yes, these sound good right now.
That looks so good and yummy. Except for the shrimp haha.
You don’t like shrimp?
That all looks and sounds really delicious. I’m not sure if I have one favorite food but I do have several.
May I know some of it?
That looks delicious! I tend to randomly crave burgers. Like gotta have it cravings. I’m not pregnant though. Just greedy, I guess! lol
LOL! Even if I’m not pregnant I also get a lot cravings.
Burgers and smoothies are favorites of mine too. I have never had the other dishes on your list, but the Mang Inasal Palabok looks and sound delicious!!
Thanks Christina! It is.
I have never heard of merienda. I love cheese and crackers for an afternoon snack. Something light yet full of protein.
Cheese and Crackers are great merienda items
Oh gosh, how I miss taho. I love Mang Inasal’s palabok too
Cheers to that!
This looks delicious! I have never tried it nor have I heard of it until I read your post. When I was pregnant, my favorite thing to eat was a toasted bagel with cream cheese. 🙂
I hope you get to try Mang Inasal Palabok one of these days.
Halo Halo and Palabok do make an awesome combination. Will check the Palabok out in Mang Inasal.
Yes, they do!
I love tahu, super…but I havent tried the palabok of Mang Inasal, hopefully soon 🙂
I’m sure you’ll love Mang Inasal Palabok.
I love this post! I have a travel blog and an international food blog, so I write about foods of the world a lot. I am going to do some research on “merienda” as well as some of the other items you’ve mentioned in this post. Thanks for all the delicious info!
You’re welcome. I do hope I get to see it on your international food blog.
That dish is amazing. I don’t eat burgers very often, but when I do, I want them full of cheese and olives. Grilled in the summer is best 😉
Oh grilled burgers are really the best.
This sounds awesome indeed. I have never tried Merienda Food before but is sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome Rebecca
I’ve never tried Palabok before but it does look delicious. Thanks for sharing! I’ll go do some research on this now. ^_^
I’m sure you’ll like it Rebecca!
Those are some beautiful pictures. I think that will be on my dinner list this week.
I hope it would make it to your dinner list.
Now that I’m trying to cook, I think I’m going to visit your blog more often! Great photos and content 🙂