My dad has been one of the greatest person I idolized since I was a child. I look up to him and really take into consideration all the principles in life he taught me. He is also my running buddy, my movie buff partner, my driving mentor and there's a lot of stuff to mention. He's always there may it be on the most important events of my life or just even simply on an ordinary day. As we are buying some grocery items in time for the New Year's celebration, I noticed new San Miguel beer variants on the shelf. My dad explained to me the difference and right there I grabbed the Cerveza Negra and Premium All-Malt for a try! (I promise to try San Miguel Super Dry next time)
|Cerveza Negra - Not just a perfect drink but a perfect ingredient as well with its roasted malt and caramel taste!|
Alas! The masterchef or Gordon Ramsay in me emerge and think of a good idea why not "pair" this extraordinary drink with the food that we will then "match" with this new drink (quite complicated but I'll explain it more later). I'm not really good in cooking (definitely not a chef) but at least know some fundamentals of cooking. I then realize why not use seafood as a perfect "pulutan"/appetizer for this since it will be a healthier alternative rather than using pork/beef. I remember my dad's favorite dish during our recent travel abroad is Ika fry/calamari and cereal prawns plus connecting the color of squid's ink to cerveza negra = Eureka! A perfect combination for a new dish I invented...Cereal Negra Calamari!
Want to know how I did it? Here's my video demo how you can also replicate my own masterpiece:
Here's a picture of the final product. Yummy right? What more if you were able to taste it! You can even sing "perfect combination" just by tasting it while drinking it with San Miguel Premium All-Malt. :)
|My very own Cereal Cerveza Calamari - perfectly paired with San Miguel Premium All-Malt!|
|Top view of the final product!!!|
After our Media Noche feast, my dad and I already started our extraordinary drinking experience at our home. We talked about how 2012 has passed and the great memories we treasured during that time. As we are eating my very own Cereal Negra Calamari, we then recall as well our travel in Singapore (connecting it with the cereal prawn), my business travels in Japan this year (connecting it with the Ika fry) and all the great events we joined as well and the new people we meet this 2012.
|San Miguel Premium All-Malt - A premium recipe doesn't just deserve just an ordinary drink|
|Adding some tomatoes and atchara are some other alternative sauce for this combination|
|Well it wouldn't be much perfect without my drinking pair as well! |
This is really a good sign that 2013 will be not just an ordinary year for us!
(PS: We are not even using my recipe now as an appetizer but even as a viand during our lunch/dinner)
|“Drinking experience that’s above the ordinary”|