“It takes up to 30 minutes to bake the durian-flavored bibingka (rice cake),” he said, beaming.
“That’s a long wait,” I said.
“For some, maybe. But it’s worth the wait.”
“Are you sure?”
He laughed. “Tilawi lagi. Sa kinabuhi, ang kalami mahibal-an sa pagtilaw (Try it. In life, you’ll only know what’s delicious if you taste it).”