My family had a rare day out yesterday thanks to the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor). It was odd because it was the first time in a long time that the four of us actually got together outside of the house without the youngest member of our family. Jon had his weekly sessions with his teacher, so he had to stay behind. Moving on, one of Mom's friends told her that Carmela is now offering turon. (I've talked about this place in a previous blog post.) Mom was dead set on trying it, so we made it a point to buy some before we proceeded with the activities for the day.
To be honest, I wasn't even excited about it. I love turon and I am well-acquainted with its ingredients. Carmela took me by surprise the moment I bit into one - they filled their turon with biko! It was my first time to encounter such a treat. We were all quite surprised, albeit, in a pleasant way. The filling was rich and gooey. It actually went well with the sweet and crispy spring roll wrapper. I'm actually salivating at the thought of it. It was that good.
I guess covering everything in spring roll wrapper is becoming some sort of fad in the culinary world. I've tasted equally odd desserts like fried leche flan and fried halo-halo. They were interesting, but they didn't make my taste buds sing. This version of turon by Carmela is definitely worth trying. It stood out from all of the similar desserts that I've tried in the past. I'm even craving for a bite this very moment!