My girlfriend, TJ was away on a business trip recently at the Subic Bay Freeport in Zambales. When she got back, she had a bag full of goodies — pasalubong, as we more fondly say in Filipino. I always enjoy receiving food or ingredients as pasalubong. I love the pleasant surprise that comes with it. It also makes a vicarious experience something you can relate to more, as you can actually taste something from the place — instead of just being happy for the person who goes there. Hahaha!
One of the goodies TJ brought back is a box of Turnip Pie — Singkamas Pie, in other words. It’s from another town, San Marcelino, which is also in Zambales. I find it cute (for lack of better word) that people have found a creative way to make turnips into something very delicious — and as a dessert ? Wow!