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.