VOLLEYBALL season is finally over, and it’s now time for parties, reunions, and food.
Players have been given the time off to spend with their families, catch up with friends, and give in to their cravings. Although their strength and conditioning coaches remind them not to overindulge, it’s hard not to say no to their favorite dishes.
Curious, SPIN Life asked our favorite volleybelles what food they will not be able to say no to this Christmas break.
TV actress Liza Soberano once trended online when she said that sinigang is a measure of being a Filipino. If that’s the case, Creamline setter Jia Morado is indeed a Filipino. Morado loves the sour broth so much she didn’t think twice when asked about her favorite food. “Sinigang na baboy na maasim sobra,” she excitedly shares.
For someone who hails from the beautiful island of Guimaras, it’s a no-brainer that her favorite is seafood of any kind.
Bea de Leon
Ateneo star Bea de Leon simply couldn’t choose just one favorite. “Ginatang hipon and inihaw na bangus,” shares the graduating middle blocker.
Creamline team captain Alyssa Valdez, whose abs are to die for, can eat anything except spicy foods. Even when she went to Thailand to train and play for 3BB Nakornnont, she could never eat Thai dishes. “Lahat, except sa mga maaanghang ng sobra,” she says. “Yung mga Thai na food di ba maanghang ‘un so pag nagpupunta kami doon, nagpapabawas ako ng anghang.”
Rachel Anne Daquis
One of our most infamous local dishes is balut, a developing bird embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. Many really enjoy this delicacy, but Cignal skipper Rachel Anne Daquis is not one of them. “Kumakain ako ng lahat, pwera lang balut, di pa ako na-try,” she says.