By Chef J. Gamboa

The past year and a half have been very difficult for all due to the pandemic. Milky Way is no exception. For the past few decades, Milky Way’s dining and function rooms would always be filled with celebrating Jubilarians holding planning sessions, get-togethers, and bienvenidas for balikbayans. Milky Way is an erstwhile favorite meeting place due to its proximity to Assumption San Lorenzo, and of course, having several AC girls always present.

Alumnae regulars of Milky Way circa 1990

My sisters, Popsie (AC HS 81) and Malu (AC HS 86) always celebrate their veladas together as they are 5 years apart. Gina celebrates hers in between (AC HS 83). My wife, Maja (AC HS 90) just turned Pearl last year and was among the first batch to host their velada on-line. You can hear Assumption girls a mile away. They do have a signature sound which I am so used to having grown up with 3 sisters. And now, I live with 2, and look forward to Lucia’s silver velada in 2045 when Maja will be celebrating her Emerald during the same year.

Alumnae regulars of Milky Way circa 1990

Crispy Hito with mustasa and Bagoong

Sharing with you an heirloom recipe of Milky Way’s Dinuguan which was originally prepared by Dad’s Mom, Lola Soling, in her kitchen in Guagua, Pampanga. It is usually paired with puto but many enjoy it over rice as well.

We look forward to re-opening our doors for dine-in as soon as possible, but until then, this as well as the rest of your Milky Way favorites, may be ordered on-line via Grab Food, Food Panda and Beep or by calling us directly at 0966-634-5792 or 8843-4124/7124. We look forward to welcoming you all back at Milky Way!