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“Karla Estrada reveals what Daniel Padilla likes to eat at home”

Karla Estrada says her son Daniel Padilla has a natural cooking talent.

Even with her busy schedule as one of the hosts of Magandang Buhay and as the star of the new movie Familia Blondina, Karla Estrada said she always makes an effort to make time for her kids at home. “Actually na-e-enjoy ng mga anak mo pag ikaw bilang nanay pag natitikman nila yung luto mo. Iba yun eh ‘di ba? I think yung deeper level talaga dun is yung quality time, cooking time with the family. Pag may nagluto para sa sa ‘yo, may malasakit at saka pagmamahal. Mahal ka talaga,” she shared during the Lee Kum Kee “3 Secrets to Level Up Sarap” event held last February 26 in Taguig City.

Karla said she tries to cook for her children at least once a week at home. “Naku hindi man madalas. Iba iba kasi meron akong every Sundays pag talagang walang work. Ngayon pag di naman kumpleto yung mga anak ko, walang paglulutong masyadong nagaganap. Pero as much as possible, talagang once a week kailangan maibigay ko yun na makapagluto sa kanila kasi nag-re-request eh. So pag nag-request siyempre I work almost everyday and then si Daniel (Padilla) almost everyday. Yung mga kids nag-su-school so yung pinakamadalas sa akin is tuwing summer vacation kasi yun yung medyo talagang lagi kaming kumpleto. Favorite dishes nila na luto ko yung aking pata tim at saka yung aking tinolang manok sa gata. Dish pa kasi ng lola ko yun sa Tacloban tapos napasa sa mommy ko. Tapos from my mom natutunan ko. Yun favorite talaga yun. Pag nagluto ako nun isang ganyang kaldero,” she shared.

When in the kitchen, the new Lee Kum Kee celebrity endorser said she is always on her toes. “Ano ako aligaga. Yung tipong, ‘Asan na ang sibuyas?’ Maraming sibuyas pa!’ ganyan (laughs). Kasi ang pagluluto ko panlasa eh. So habang nagluluto tikim hanggang makuha ko yung panlasa ko. Tapos naniniwala ako na masarap ako kumain so definitely kung ano yung panlasa mo, ma-se-share mo, magugustuhan nila. So far ganun,” she added.

Among her children, Karla admitted it is her eldest son Daniel who shares her love for cooking. “Si Daniel mahilig magluto. Yung girls ko mahilig mag-bake. And then si Carlito medyo health buff kasi yung pangalawa ko, yung sumunod kay Daniel, so nagluluto siya ng sarili niyang pagkain. Like steamed steamed naman siya, on the healthy side. Si DJ naturally natuto siya. Kasi meron talagang ganun eh. Parang skills din yung pagluluto lalo na yung pag di mo pinag-aralan di ba. Magaling siya magtimpla ng steak, magaling siya mag-barbeque, dun naman siya sa side na yun. Yun naman yung kanyang hilig,” she revealed.

Even if DJ is more on the slim side, Karla said it is only because he leads a very active lifestyle as well as having a busy work schedule. “Oo malakas siyang kumain kaya lang siguro yung panunaw niya malakas din. Kasi malakas din siya mag-basketball. Sporty kasi siya eh,” she added.

During the interview, the Familia Blondina star admitted that their cooking habits developed only recently now that they have the means to do more things. “Ngayon lang naman naging maayos yung buhay namin. Nung mga let’s say ten years ago, hindi talaga ako nakakapagturo (sa kanila) kasi I was the one who was working for the entire family. So naturally natututo sila nung may pambili na kami ng steak (laughs),” she shared.