Philippines Epilogue: Muhlach Ensaymada
A client told me that I should pick up a box of these "Filipino doughnuts" at the airport across from the shoe shine. He probably shouldn't have called them doughnuts though, since my expectations got built up into thinking that they were something sinful like Krispy Kreme. Instead, these weren't much more than just a mass-produced dinner roll with some mild cheese on top.
OK, maybe that is a bit harsh...the soft and mildly sweet roll reminded me a bit of King's Hawaiian bread, or even Hokkaido's Pullman milk bread, the latter of which is something that I've been surprisingly fond of. But I don't think I'll go out of my way to get this box again. And no, there were no holes in the middle of these.