Dockie: So, nakakain ka na ng lunch?
And that’s how I came to know the magic word SIOMAI! It was by far, the most delicious food I tasted in that old Chinese restaurant. So I started liking getting up so early at dawn para lumowas ng Maynila from Lipa, Batangas for my check-ups way back then. Luckily, Chinese food is Daddy Charles’ favorite so go lang si Mommy Becky kung ano ang gusto ni Daddy. Then I ordered siomai, siomai, and more siomai! It was my reward for fasting, skipping breakfast, that is for the lab tests, ultrasound, etc. that I’m going to undergo for the day. From then on, siomai has become one of my favorite foods ever!
Location: Treasure Island Industrial Corp., Cebu
Her: Lami kaayo mag pungko2x.
And that’s how I became addicted with Siomai sa Tisa! Every time I went home from a very long day at work, I dropped by at Tisa to buy siomai and just walked my way to Mama Dita’s house when I was still staying with her. Siomai sa Tisa is just soooo love especially the chili sauce that is spicy to the max! Ika nga, in vain ang siomai ‘pag walang sauce. It is the flavorful sauce that gives the siomai its very unique and distinct taste. All-in sweet, salty, and spicy plus a squeeze of calamansi to make it tangy. This is just so yummylicious! In fact, I can eat 25 pieces of siomai in just one setting as long as the sauce is unlimited with a very cold soda in waiting! Haha! Oh, God! Just by imagining this makes me wanna go back to Cebu for a heavenly taste of Siomai sa Tisa again!
Fortunately, it was perfect timing that we went to Cebu last week for Papa and Mama’s check-up because it was the 2nd Siomai Festival sa Tisa 2015! The festivities lasted for a week in honor of the barangay‘s patron saint, San Lorenzo Ruiz. It was like a mini Sinulog with all the street dancing, fireworks display, and street party they had!
Thanks to Cang2x for bringing us to the Siomai Festival! And thanks to the little brother/sister of Ryan of PBB 737 for the photo op! 🙂