Midnight Grubs for the Hungry Night Owl

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Suman with Latik and Saging: Unusual Combo

I’ve been snacking late at night since I started working til midnight, because I eat dinner with my family very early. We eat at five in the afternoon (who eats dinner at five, right?) so it’s natural for me to be raiding the fridge when the clock strikes twelve. These are not midnight snack recommendations, since most of these I just practically pulled out of my fridge and concocted into something edible for my hungry tummy. I just wanted to share with you some of the snacks that have been helpful in relieving my grumbling stomach late at night. Most are desserts, since I’m a sweet-tooth (You can deprave me of rice, but you shall not deprave me of my dessert.)

Warning: These are not your usual midnight snacks.

Suman with Latik and Saging

My mom enjoys buying suman for the kids in the house. I personally enjoy the suman with the yellow wrapper better than this, but a hungry stomach would not say no to anything edible. The suman comes with latik. If not latik, we use condensed milk or sugar to sweeten the bland rice delicacy. And what’s that with the bananas? I just felt like putting them.

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Chocolate-dipped biscuits from Japan

Chocolate-dipped biscuits from Japan

These individually-packed biscuits really helped when I felt like munching on something, but did not want to eat too much. Half the biscuit was dipped in thick sweet chocolate. The biscuit was thick and a little difficult to break with a bite, but it was delicious, nonetheless.

Champorado (Rice Porridge)

Champorado (Rice Porridge)

It was eight in the evening already when my mom decided to cook Champorado for next day’s breakfast. She offered it to me at around eleven in the evening. It wasn’t like I was hungry or something, but I only say yes to very few meals with rice, and this is one of them. Guess what? We didn’t have evaporated milk for this. What better way to induce a hyperglycemic attack than to make your rice porridge swim in a can of condensed milk?

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Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Wait, is it this time of the year already? Nope, but I can have fruit salad whenever I feel like it. The fruit salad is an inexpensive and healthy choice for dessert, but only when it’s not swimming in too much cream and milk. Unfortunately, my family likes their desserts thick and sweet. To hell with diabetes.

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Refrigerated Cake

Refrigerated Cake

My mom enjoys making this a lot. Cream and evaporated milk, layers and layers of crushed graham, and a can of fruit cocktail, and a thin layer of gelatin on top, and this is what you get. A spin from the mango float and refrigerated cake recipe that is more common.

Again, these are not midnight snack recommendations. I do enjoy documenting things that I eat (obviously, which is why I blog about food), and that’s why I’m sharing these with you. If you ever decide to try some of these to alleviate your midnight hunger pangs, then do let me know by commenting below! I would love to hear from you. -HANA

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