A nursing graduate is putting a nursing career on hold to pursue his passion for cooking. 

In Barangay Bued in Mangaldan, Pangasinan, Nathaniel Solis said he decided to fulfill his passion, at least for now. 

"Ito po talaga ang passion ko, pagluluto. Siguro kapag may time [na], itutuloy ko rin ang pagkuha ko ng license at [pagiging] nurse pero for personal fulfillment na lang [muna]," he said.

His "Mobile Pares" became his starting point. 

Pares, typically, is a dish of beef stew partnered with garlic fried rice and soup.

Solis starts his day early boiling fresh beef to remove fat and impurities. 

After thorough cleaning, he puts the meat in the pressure cooker and blends it with species and other ingredients he has chopped finely, a technique he learned in Batangas.

Solis's menu also includes special orders.

"Uyong sa amin may special, dahil ang best seller namin ay utak, mata, tumbong, at lechong kawali," Solis said.

Their bestseller, ‘pares’ with fried rice, is priced at P55.

Fulfilling his passion did not turn out bad with the P30,000 he earns per month. In time, he hopes to get more Pangasinense taste the product of that passion.