Lasang Pinoy, Sundays #32: Hot Drinks

I have two favorite “hot drinks”: hot chocolate/cocoa and freshly brewed coffee.

A sentimental favorite, when it comes to hot cocoa, is the Cocoa Tablea brand from the Philippines.  These are chocolate tablets, which are melted with milk and a little sugar (if desired) on the stove top.  It is rich and perfect with churros.  I think it’s safe to say that Tablea is most popular during the Christmas season. :)  Unfortunately, the Asian supermarket where we shop doesn’t carry that product.  Huhu.

Hot Chocolate from The Stove (Mammoth, CA)

Hot Chocolate from Magnolia Cafe (Austin, TX)

I used to be ok with instant coffee.  That was before we moved to TX.  One of the first kitchen appliances we bought was a dirt cheap coffee maker from Walmart.  Since my first cup of freshly brewed coffee, there was no going back to instant. :)  Come to think of it, I never had instant coffee here in the US.  But I’ll be more than willing to embrace instant coffee again when I come home for a vacation!

Coffee from popular coffee houses is an occasional splurge.  Starbucks coffee a couple of times a week is quite costly.  Instead, we buy Starbucks, Seattle’s Best or Cafe Ole (a Texas brand) ground coffee, which costs between $6.00 and $8.00 and just brew home.

My coffee house favorite is Cafe Mocha.  Last December, Hubby and I were able to try 2 of Starbuck’s holiday flavors: Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte.  I loved the Peppermint Mocha.  The Eggnog Latte, on the other hand, is an entirely different story.  I haven’t tasted eggnog before so I ordered the coffee drink out of curiosity.  And my first though after that first sip was, “What was I thinking?!”  No more eggnogs for me, in whatever shape or form. :)

That’s about it for my hot drinks entry.  Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!  It’s a long weekend for us, Monday being Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Yahoo! :)

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10 Responses to “Lasang Pinoy, Sundays #32: Hot Drinks”

  1. ces says:

    panalo ka talga wengski! ang aga! mukhang mas nauna ka pa nag-post sakn e:) i did mine in a hurry kanina, even if sinisukmura nako, picture away pa rin ang drama ko haha! anyways, one day i’ll send you some antonio pueo ok? mwah! gtg! busy busy weekend!

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  2. Gmirage says:

    In a weird way, Im no coffee lover :D Ayan trouble tuloy wala pa akong post ahaha. But I would love to have churros con tsokolate esp ngayong winter! On a side note, naisip ko lang wala yatang Seattle’s best dito, puro starbucks! Enjoy your lone weekend! ;-)


  3. Gmirage says:

    I meant ‘long’ weekend weng :D


  4. julie says:

    Wow, mega-explain ang post mo but its ok, :)

    Ako naman medyo hindi ko kasundomasyado ang brewed coffee kahit gusto ko ito.

    Kelangan magkape tayo kapag nagbakasyon kayo dito ha? :D

    Happy long weekend!

    julies last blog post..Tsokolate-e


  5. iska says:

    I love good coffee. I seriously think I need to save some bucks and buy us a coffee maker…

    iskas last blog post..La.Pi.S: Cappuccino Musings


  6. abby says:

    love ko din hot chocolate with whipped cream. yum!

    abbys last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: Hot Drinks


  7. Thess says:

    Buti n a lang walang SB dito at iisa lang Starbucks, sa airport pa! (cheap ng dutch ano?) kaya make my own ako na lang…
    love the first 2 shots, ang sarap naman!


  8. Pinky says:

    Actually, mas love ko yung whipped cream kesa sa hot chocolate or coffee e – hehehe ;)

    In fact, when in SB, I order Javanilla more than their coffees. Same story in Starbucks, frappuccinos are the way to go for me! :)

    Pinkys last blog post..LaPiS: Hot Drinks


  9. Jenny says:

    I love their Peppermint Mocha too! Too bad they didn’t offer it last Christmas season. The replacement drink was Dark Cherry Mocha. :(

    Jennys last blog post..First Dental Visit


  10. Keith says:

    I agree with Pinky, the whipped cream looks so yummy… super dami noon ha. I also prefer the cold coffee drinks over the hot ones.

    Keiths last blog post..LaPiS 023 – Hot Drinks