Silay city

Filipino Game Made Into An Appetizer Tray

Sungkaan

Sungkaan

When I was a little boy over 40 years ago, electronic games and toys didn’t exist. Kids entertained themselves by playing tex, marbles, cards. Sometimes I would play sungka in a Sungkaan with some smooth sea shells. It was fun trying to move all of the sea shells to my side of Sungkaan but just like another old game called Monopoly, I hardly ever finished a whole game coz it took too long. Chess was faster and more interesting.

Anyway, about a month ago I heard about this place in Silay called, “Chuck’s” that had a promo of 5 beers plus a Sungkaan full of appetizers for about P299. So I asked an uncle who liked to drink to join me for some beer and bar chow. My treat. Beer was very cold coz they have a “Beer Below Zero” freezer. When the appetizers arrived I was pleasantly amused. Never have I seen a Sungkaan used this way. In fact, I thought the Sungkaan was already non-existent! Each hole was occupied by different types of bar chow namely siomai, peanuts, fish, lumpia, pork and fried squid. Actually, this promo is enough to make two people full! The food in this resto is also quite good so if one is ever in Silay, try out Chuck’s Restaurant along Locsin St (going towards the sea). Kaon kag inom na ta!

All Day Breakfast For P100

One whole can of Vienna Sausage used

One whole can of Vienna Sausage used

Last month I blogged that I ate in B+C Bar and Coffee resto for dinner and an all-day breakfast of 3 slices of spam with 2 fried eggs and one big cup of rice. ¬†All for P100. Now here comes the cousin of that same all-day breakfast. This time it’s a whole can of Libby’s Vienna Sausage. So that’s 7 Vienna sausages as you can see in the picture. Not bad! How can one go wrong with Vienna Sausage. I can eat it straight from the can!

To prove to all I ate it for dinner, there is a glass of San Miguel light. Since I practically live alone when I’m in the province where I work, I like to explore and eat in places that are reasonably priced. In fact, in Negros, all restaurants are reasonably priced when compared to Manila. If a resto here is deemed expensive, it won’t survive. The going rate for a bottle of beer here in Negros is P40 or about $1. Higher that and people won’t patronize the place.

If one ever visits Silay, Negros Occidental and is in search of comfort food, give B+C Bar and Coffee along Locsin St. a try. They have other stuff too like baby back ribs but I’m limiting myself for the moment to their all-day breakfast. Kaon na!

New Dessert Place in Silay, Negros Occidental

Mocha Sansrival and Cappuccino

Mocha Sansrival and Cappuccino

On my way home from Bacolod, I passed by a new dessert place owned by Ann Legaspi Co. The Legaspi family is well-known in Silay for their mocha desserts specifically the Mocha Sansrival. I was fortunate enough to meet the owner and she said the original plan was to make it a take out counter but it ended up being a dessert place.

So I tried it with Cappuccino. The Mocha Sansrival is very good and crunchy. The serving is quite big for one person and costs only P70. The Cappuccino is also quite good and also costs P70 . So both items cost P140 and for the benefit of my foreign readers, that’s just a little bit over $3! What a good deal! Next time I will try the frozen Brazo de Mercedes.