With the holidays just around the corner, we #quarantitas are already on the lookout for tasty dishes we can serve the fam for the bevy of celebrations this time of year.
While most of us can whip up a pasta dish or two with ease, lasagna is a bit harder to produce.
Lasagna originated from Italy (as many yummy things do!) and dates back to the Middle Ages. It is made with stacked alternating layers of flat pasta, ragu (ground meat in tomato sauce) and cheese. The dish is usually assembled in a deep baking dish and cooked in an oven like a casserole. The name lasagna is said to be taken from the Ancient Roman word lasanum or “cooking pot,” the cookware in which the dish is made.
I attempted to make my own lasagna a couple of years ago and I got rewarded for my efforts with hard noodles that the fam wouldn’t touch. Needless to say, I stayed away from my culinary kryptonite.
That doesn’t mean, however, that my family’s craving for this dish has abated.
This is why I’m so glad that I can just have a tray of delicious lasagna delivered to me – no effort required in the kitchen – thanks to Kuki’s Fudtrip.
The woman behind this new online seller has actually been in the food business since 2007. Forty-six-year-old Maria Victoria Buenviaje started by selling ihaw-ihaw, managing a carinderia and catering to small gatherings.
When the quarantine started, she began selling merienda items such as pancit, turon and halo-halo.
At her daughter’s ￼suggestion, she offered food trays of lasagna and other specialties online which were met with high demand and lots of orders.
From single orders of merienda items, she has transitioned to selling food trays, of which, the lasagna is the best-seller… and rightly so!
The aroma of the rich beef sauce and cheese greeted me as I peeled off the tray’s aluminum foil cover. Upon slicing into the lasagna, I saw the appetizing sight of layers of al dente noodles, meaty beef sauce and thick béchamel. A bite of this dish resulted to an explosion of flavor in my mouth.
The fam and I polished off most of the half-tray during our merienda. (My baby boy requested for a portion to be set aside for him for dinner – and I couldn’t say no to my baby!)
This Lasagna Special Tray (good for four to five people) sells for Php400 while a regular tray sells for Php700.
Other food trays available include:
- Pancit: Bihon (Php400), Canton (Php400), Malabon (Php500) and Sotanghon Canton (Php500).
- Pasta: Baked Macaroni (Php500), Carbonara (Php500), Tuna and Mushroom (Php500)
Call in your orders to +63 906 4330991 or message Kuki’s Fudtrip on Facebook two days before delivery date. Cashless payments via GCash, BPI and BDO are accepted. Delivery is free within Village East, Cainta; for other parts of Metro Manila, delivery can be booked at Grab or Lalamove, to be shouldered by the buyer.
So #quarantitas, why don’t you treat the fam to a tasty meal and order a tray?
Disclosure: Product samples were provided to facilitate an honest review.
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