At this point, you've all heard about that Balesin Island Club debacle about the exclusive resort's "Yaya Meal"—a chicken or pork adobo dish served only for the nannies.
The incident was reported by model and former FHM cover girl Maggie Wilson-Consunji on her Facebook account after her mother was prevented from ordering the same dish that their nanny ordered. In the report, it is stated that a server told them that only the nanny could partake of the Yaya Meal.
Granted, we all like chicken or pork adobo here, but that such an item exists (albeit secretly) in Balesin's menu had netizens fuming over its discriminatory nature.
As our way of making yayas the country over feel better, we whip up a tasty menu for our surrogate mothers and guardians when we were but wee lads—with help from our favorite food portal, Yummy.ph.
Bacon-wrapped Chili Cheese Poppers
Becuse nothing says "Labyu, yaya" like siling labuyo hugged tight by bacon.
Serve veggies the Japanese way with this cool twist to the rolled goodie.
Mixing the familiar with the somewhat exotic, here's a noodly twist to the Filipino breakfast favorite, perfect for your yaya.
Lechon Kawali Binagoongan
Strange sushi experiments and Filipino-infused Japanese classics aside, the point of this exercise is to give our yaya something truly indulgent. In our cuisine, it's hard to get more indulgent than a serving of this sinfully crispy lechon mixed with a sinfully sodium-filled sauce.
She'll find it familiar, yet it's not. Definitely not your regular serving of canned sardines.
Buko Pandan Popsicles
Top off this multi-course meal fit for a queen with a kind of dessert straight out of our childhood. Remember when you used to beg, "Yaya, bili tayo ng ice creeaaaaam!"
All your life, your yaya prepared your freshly squeezed OJ. Time to repay the favor!
ON THE SIDE
Nope. Ain't no way we're preparing a feast for our yaya without some good ol' palabok!