The Take Home Leftover Ulam / Fried Chicken

I was feeling so hungry. I could not wait until home. I stopped by the nearest fast food chain and had something to eat. I took an order, one  piece fried chicken,one french fries, two rice and a drink. One rice is always not enough so it should be two.

I took in all the rice, drink and french fries except the fried chicken. It was too big. My stomach could still fit it in but my  mind said no. I like it but I felt so tired eating it – the feeling of “umay”.

The chicken is only half eaten. The other half is enough for another meal. I placed it in a rice wrapper and took it home.

take home chicken

Whenever I eat in a fast food chain or any other restaurant, I always notice one thing. Many people are ordering what they cannot consume and leaving the food after.  Some are barely eating the meal.

All leftover foods are gathered by restaurant staffs and thrown to garbage bin. They cannot be saved for other purposes. Its for health purposes – some diseases are transmitted through foods. You are wasting food brother!

Why are people are not taking home leftover? For them doing so is embarrassing. Its not macho. Not sexy either.  Or their  money is excessive, the unfinished food just doesn’t matter.

I always take home all the unfinished food. Its me who munched it anyway. Transferring a disease from me to myself is ridiculous.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

One Reply to “The Take Home Leftover Ulam / Fried Chicken”

  1. you’re right .. may mga tao talagang ayaw iuwi ang mga leftovers nila, hindi kasi nila naiisip na maraming taong hindi nakakakain ng tatlong beses sa isang araw .. kaya hindi nila pinapahalagahn ang pagkain ..

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