Obesity is not a widespread issue for Filipinos. Note – even if a lot of people are not fat – these same people end up with heart disease. I think it has something to do with what we eat. We love pork and we love it fat. However – we eat in small portions. We eat often ( sometimes at least 5 meals in a day ) – but in small portions. One of those meals is Merienda Cena. This is the afternoon snack.
One of my favorite places for Merienda is C2 at Power plant. Last time we were there, I ordered the Pansit Malabon. Yummy. C2 never disappoints. They serve Filipino dishes the way that my mom and my grand mother prepares them.