Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Dining in the Next Normal: Cloudy Quarantine Days and the Spicy Stir-Fry Ma La by The Villamaria Kitchen

Home-based food businesses continue to rise in the new normal offering unique and comforting flavors conveniently delivered to your doorstep. We've seen creative culinary trends and the food delivery culture becoming part of the new normal, and this will likely continue for the rest of the year. The quarantine experience will forever change and transform the way go about our daily routine with lasting repercussions that will be felt long after a vaccine is developed. But in many home kitchens around the metro, exciting and comforting new dishes are dispatched daily to a city in a prolonged quarantine. And one home kitchen is cooking up something hot and spicy...

In a story heard and retold countless times during the quarantine, another home kitchen joins the ranks of rising home-based food businesses offering their own take on the fiery classic Szechuan Ma La to brighten up any cloudy day in the next normal. The Villamaria Kitchen fires up your palate with its numbing yet soothing spicy Stir-Fry Ma La conveniently delivered to your doorstep...

Packed and sealed tight in plastic containers, your order arrives still warm and ready-to-eat. You can choose your desired level of heat from Mild, Medium, Spicy to Extra Spicy and trust me, go for a little heat and you'll be glad you did. If you enjoy spicy food, then this one's right up your alley. 

Inspired by the traditional palate-numbing dish with Szechuan peppercorns, chili peppers and spices simmered in hot oil, the Stir-Fry Ma La brings bold, upfront yet refreshing notes with its medley of fresh ingredients. The Villamaria Kitchen offers three tasty options for their specialty Stir-Fry Ma La, from the Chicken Stir-Fry Ma La (P 550) with tender chicken, squid balls, dried mushrooms, potatoes, broccoli, ginger, chili and garlic, the Pork Stir-Fry Ma La (P 550) to the savory Beef Stir-Fry Ma La (P 600), each good for 4-5 servings. But it doesn't end there. You can also customize your own bowl of Stir-Fry Ma La by adding Chicken, Pork, Beef, Shrimp and Squid as well as Lobster Balls, Chicken Balls and Mushroom Balls plus Shiitake and Enoki Mushrooms (prices for a customized bowl will be quoted upon order). Have your spicy Stir-Fry Ma La your way with a list of tempting options by The Villamaria Kitchen.

The Villamaria Kitchen combines all these fresh ingredients with their masterfully executed Ma La sauce to bring everything together in a seamless and flavorful blend. Though fiery and palate-numbing, the spices are not overwhelming that will make you go for a glass of milk. Instead, one experiences a rich depth of flavor gaining intensity with each succeeding bite. Unless, of course, when you enjoy real spicy notes with their Extra Spicy variant for some serious heat. Earthy, nutty and bold yet clean flavors, The Villamaria Kitchen brings a delicately balanced dish with soothing heat from the Szechuan peppercorns, chili and spices tempered by the subtle sweetness of the fresh vegetables and savory chicken, pork or beef balls. 

Help yourself to a heaping bowl of fresh flavors, but be sure to gently mix all the ingredients draping it in that spicy oil before taking that first bite. And that first bite just pops in your mouth with intense notes in a flavorful burst. The flavors are bold yet deep with each distinct note complementing the other. Enjoy your bowl of Stir-Fry Ma La by The Villamaria Kitchen with some steamed white rice or fried rice for a sumptuous meal at home for a unique dining experience. That day, I sampled the Pork Stir-Fry Ma La with additional balls in Medium spicy heat. Load your bowl with an assortment of savory balls along with fresh vegetables but don't forget to add a generous drizzle of spicy oil to bind everything together. With its fragrant aroma and nutty garlicky notes kicked up by spicy Szechuan peppercorns, chili and spices, the Pork Stir-Fry Ma La brings both flavor and heat for vibrant notes that's perfect for cloudy days in the new normal. Or any day really.   

This dish isn't one-dimensional, there's more to its spicy notes that complements the other components of the dish. It's comforting flavors with a range of complex and contrasting notes in a bowl that's much appreciated in these challenging times. The Villamaria Kitchen weaves its own culinary alchemy with each specialty Stir-Fry Ma La, straight from their home kitchen to your dining table for another tasty option in the new normal. Dining at home can be special and memorable with just the right layer of soothing heat from a bowl of The Villamaria Kitchen's specialty Stir-Fry Ma La. 

We've seen quite a number of tasty innovations and trends during the quarantine, and this one ranks high up on my list for its unique and comforting flavors. As restrictions are slowly eased in the metro, the struggling food service industry will be given a much needed boost but dining out as we know it will never be the same. Home kitchens and home-based food businesses remain the bright spot in the time of a viral pandemic, and it's a trend that will remain long after the quarantine experience. The Villamaria Kitchen offers both unique and comforting flavors in a growing list of food delivery options with their specialty spicy Stir-Fry Ma La, brightening up dining tables in countless homes around the metro. When you need a flavorful lift, this is the one bowl you need.

When another cloudy day in the new normal gets you down, brighten up your dining table at home with the bright flavors of a spicy Stir-Fry Ma La by The Villamaria Kitchen with just one quick phone call or a few taps on your mobile device and your bowl of fresh flavors with that delectable soothing heat will be on its way to your doorstep...

For more on The Villamaria Kitchen, call 0939 374 9790 for orders or visit their FB Page at for more details and updates. Customers may also opt to pick-up their orders at 9 Sapphire Street, Villamaria 2 Subdivision, Baranggay Cupang, Antipolo, Metro Manila.

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