I can still vividly remember the first time I fell in love at a first bite of a hot and fresh original glazed doughnut. It was a rainy July 07, 2010. I dropped by at Krispy Kreme Mall of Asia to buy 2 dozen of doughnuts to bring home to my family and friends. I didn't knew about the hotlight then - what it truly meant - not until when it was switched on and the lady at the counter asked me if I wanted to have fresh and hot original glazed doughnuts. Realizing that I can be hungry while waiting at the airport, I ordered one and paired it up with a cup of hot caramel latte. The fresh and hot doughnuts plus a warm cup of coffee on a rainy day ignited my love for the original glazed doughnut that time. It was so great that other varieties of doughnuts became less attractive to me.
Filipinos are well-known for their close social ties. Whether it's within families, friends and communities, Filipinos stand out above the rest when it comes to valuing presence and relationships which can be truly seen even in our manner of dining. For one, my family always sees to it that we dine together even just for one meal a day despite of our busy schedules. It is in the dining that we can share what happened to our day and bond more through food. Even though the western culture already invaded us with fast food chains that makes eating alone seems to be a quick thing to do, nothing can make a dining experience more satisfying than having family and friends to share our food (and love with).
However, it's good to know that there are still some restaurants out there who happen to value the importance of close social ties among friends and families. One of which is Max's, "the house that chicken built", which is one of the country's leading restaurants. They just recently launched Max's 4Sharing Meals, a new meal bundle consisting of four cups of rice, four glasses of iced tea, the all-time favorite classic Max's "sarap-to-the-bones" Fried Chicken, and this October, delectable beef selections such as Beef Caldereta and Adobong Baka sa Gata, have become a part of the 4sharing meals.