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“Gusto Nyo Po Ba ng Crackers kasama Niyan?” + Sorpresang Fig Jam”
I went to the Foodland in Ala Moana for the sole purpose of getting me some Camembert cheese, and I was SO EXCITED because I love cheese!
Hell, I was even swaying my arms back and forth and did a big silent clap as I went past the automatic doors.
The greens of the veggie section looked very pleasant, save for a bundle of spinach that lay on the ground, but nobody seems to volunteer to put it back on the shelf because it looked damaged and you wouldn’t want another person to grab that, thinking that it’s fresh, right?
I approached the cheese section and grabbed the Camembert, but noticed the “sample size basket” with the mini kine stuff and it was half the price!!
I bought the wedge of Champignon Cambozola. 😆
It’s a combination of triple-cream cheese and Gorgonzola, an Italian blue cheese.
I was like “what is this triple-cream goodness??” plus it was blue cheese so CURIOSITY (ping!).
Actually, the cheese fridge is right next to The Bar. I’ve always passed by it because it looks fancy and maybe expensive? But I did want try it someday…
TO-DAY is that day! Dun dun dun!
I sat down, and the staff asked me for my ID XD
Ok friends, you know that feeling when you’re reading the menu and would like to take some time to read it but you can’t because the server is waiting only for YOU?
Anyways I picked the CHEAPEST wine (a 2 oz glass of pinot noir) and I DON’T EVEN KNOW if it pairs well with the fricking cheese!! LOL
So there I was, with my lonely wedge of surprisingly salty brie-looking cheese that I was eating with my chopsticks (!) that I brought from home (I’m trying to reduce usage of plastic utensils that’s why!), and a quarter pound of Secret Spicy Ahi Poke!
“Would you like some crackers with that?”
From the other side there asks the lady bartender who probably noticed the RIDICULOUSNESS of this situation.
“Um. Yeah please! How much for the crackers?”
“Oh don’t worry, it’s free.”
**THANK YOU Ms. Staff Lady!**
So I give her my plate, and she did her magic and gave it back and
She even added some FIG JAM!!
Dude. The cheese was salty, right? BUT when eaten together with the fig jam, and crackers, it was ohmygosh the fig jam’s sweetness paired very well with the saltiness and creaminess of the cheese, and the slightly bitter taste of the sesame seed crackers!
It didn’t even seem like one flavor was overtaking everything.
Perfect! Like that scene in Ratatouille!
Anyhoo, despite the craziness of that I am happy to have experienced it. I’ll stop by again! Maybe next time I’ll get the Camembert.
Thanks for reading!