Who knew Negros had such sweet delicacies? I certainly didn’t. But after my serendipitous visit at 29th Negros Trade Fair at Glorietta last Saturday, I’m quite excited to know more about the culinary delights of this island.
The first item I bought was the Sugarlandia‘s Buttered Barquiron (Php 80). That’s barquillos filled with polvoron. It reminded me of my my mom and the days she sold barquirons. I was in high school then with my cousins and, everyday, we help my mom make polvoron and barquiron so we can sell it at school the next day. A polvoron sold for a peso and I can sell at least a hundred of those in one day. That’s quite easy since I went to a public high school where no less than 70 students were crammed inside a very small classroom. I remember that I sat at the back of the room, near the restroom, and money would be passed from the first row to my desk and the polvoron going the same way. At one time, I was summoned to the faculty room. I was nervous because I thought I did something bad. Turned out that the teachers wanted to buy polvoron from me. LOL.
Next stop for me was Inasalan sa Dalan for a Chicken Inasal Meal (Php 145). There’s a long line of customers and it took 15 minutes for me to get my order. But it was worth the wait. I wanted to order dinuguan and aroz but since I was alone, I didn’t. No way will I be able to finish all that.
I went from stall to stall after that and bought meringue from two merchants so that I can compare them. I also bought Victoria’s Sardine’s in Oil (Php 100 for 3 cans), Bangus in Oil (Php 100), and Tuyo in Oil (Php 100). These are for my daughter since she really like fish. She goes crazy for Century Tuna’s Flakes in Oil and Spanish Sardines.
My shopping bag got pretty heavy after these purchases so I was not able to buy virgin coconut oil, squid rings and artisan piaya. Oh, and I would have loved to take home some chorizo too!