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I say squishy coconut, Roger says, “Macapono”…

On saturday night Roger and Jes invited me over for a Filipino dinner with some of our friends.

To be honest I was a little scared, but Jessica is a fabulous cook and so I figured she would probably figure out a way to delight me even if the food was exotic.

For starters we ate some crackernuts and some dried fruit things that tasted like raisins coated in salt and sugar. The crackernuts were tasty, the dried fruit stuff was not.

Dinner was cooking when I arrived and it smelled great. When it was done we feasted and I was delighted with how freaking delicious everything was. We had a dish called Punceet (sp?) and some of these egg roll things that were fantastic.

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I ate two helpings and what really made everything so wonderful was the lengths that Roger and Jes went to in preparing everything. We had authentic appetizers, beverages, dinner and dessert and even though I wasn’t a fan of the dessert, I was delighted to be a part of the whole experience.

Roger and Jes, like me, are Foodie’s. They like entertaining and they enjoy cooking for their friends. I like that about them. Every part of our get togethers have meaning and purpose. I’m never bored when I am with them and KT is almost always with us even though she has to trek clear cross country to join in on the fun. It’s a fun group and I really enjoy it.

And lastly, Roger gave us little shot glasses of Macapono which was young green coconut that tasted like squishy juicy pieces of slightly harder orange slices, except instead of being orange flavored they tasted like bubble gum! I loved them!

So if you have the opportunity to eat Filipino food, then go – it is delicious!

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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