Tourists visiting Baguio City love a hotel’s strawberry rice porridge.
Le Monet Hotel in Camp John Hay offers strawberry-flavoured champurrado for P99 only.
According to Jeffrey Santos, he invented the strawberry champurrado to awaken Filipinos’ taste, especially that the said dish is in demand during this rainy season.
“Tinry po namin gawin kasi iba sa panlasa ng Pinoy,” said Santos during an interview with ABS-CBN News.
(We tried to make the dish because Filipinos’ taste is different.)
“Ngayong tag-ulan mas gugustuhin nilang kumain ng tsampurado na strawberry at hindi chocolate,” Santos added.
(Now that it is rainy season, they would want to eat strawberry champurrado and not the chocolate one.)
Santos used strawberry, strawberry syrup, coconut milk, milk and white chocolate to make the one of kind dish.
The strawberry speciality gained positive reviews and comments from citizens online.
“Sarap naman! Gusto ko iyang matikman. Makapunta nga sa Baguio at dadayuhin ko iyan!”
(It looks delicious! I want to try it. I’ll go to Baguio just to taste that!)
“I imagine this would taste like strawberry flavored oatmeal.”
“Masubukan nga. Hindi na champorado ang tawag diyan. Strawborado na.”
(I’ll try this. It is not called “champorado” anymore. It is now “strawborado.”
Baguio City was known to be the Summer Capital of the Philippines. It is popular for its cold weather, tourist spots, and strawberry.