The Filipino culture, treating yourself and your loved ones to a buffet restaurant during birthdays or special occasions is considered the norm.
One of the most popular buffet options that Filipinos love is unlimited samgyeopsal (pork belly) since it’s tasty, filling and perfect for a group setting.
Sure, having unlimited samgyeopsal for your birthday is a welcome treat you can enjoy.
After all, it’s a special occasion, so why not celebrate it, right?
But what happens when you find yourself craving for this juicy meat every single time you go out to eat?
Here are nine struggles only Filipinos addicted to unlimited samgyeopsal will know about:
1. You’re on a diet and your friend says “it’s my treat!”
Hey, it’s okay. Tomorrow is another day, remember?
2. When you want to go on a date
If you date me, I’ll take you on a free samgyupsal date. It’s just… I’m your unli pork.
— ped (@pedpilsen) September 11, 2018
But you can only pay for one person, so you resort to pick-up lines instead. Maybe your date will fall for how honest and witty you are?
3. Feeling broke but your cravings don’t care
Di naman sa gusto ko yumaman sobra pero gusto ko lang umabot sa punto na di ko kailangan magkumpara ng mga presyo ng unli samgyupsal
— Nathania (@PilosopoTanya) October 23, 2018
Your heart says “unlimited meat” but your wallet says “need to budget!”
4. You want to get 2 for the price of 1
bat yung mga kapitalistang korean restaurant na may unli samgyupsal laging hiwalay yung bayad sa melona
— V (@tagaykamunapre) January 20, 2019
Unlimited meat-all-you-can and ice cream? That’s a dangerous game you’re playing, my friend.
5. You’re single by choice
couples: “tara baby”
singles: “tara baboy” #Samgyupsal
— Annyeong Oppa (@TheAnnyeongOppa) February 14, 2020
Because all your free time is spent looking for or eating at unlimited samgyeopsal restaurants near you.
6. Getting your priorities in order
600pesos yung parking fee ko! putek pang samgyupsal nayun eh😂
— Bont Bryan Oropel (@bont_bryan) December 13, 2019
You’d rather commute and leave your car at home than pay for parking — at least this way, you can satisfy your cravings for this yummy, sumptuous meat.
7. Self-care means only one thing
When I say commit to self-care, I meant read an insightful book, take considerable working breaks, do a skincare routine, or get flowers in your room.
‘Wag naman yung araw-araw unli-samgyupsal siz
— Mon Sy #StandWithTheLumad (@YearoftheMonSy) October 6, 2018
After all, you love yourself so you deserve all the good things in the world, don’t you?
8. Seeing it in your daily life
mukhang samgyupsal ‘yung upuan pic.twitter.com/ZMsz1VRmLS
— ross (@rosselle) December 4, 2019
Does it taste as good as it looks?
9. So good, you’d dedicate your first-born child to it
someday when i have a daughter i’m gonna name her Sam and everyone will think it’s short for Samantha or something but it’s actually short for Samgyupsal 👌👌👌
— jannah llewilyn (@nanJANNAHko4u) March 18, 2019
“Be proud of your name, Sam. You’re named after the best thing I’ve ever known.”