March 29, 2012


I was fortunate to return to the Philippines' City of Smiles during the first week of October 2011. The streets of Bacolod City were vibrant with the upcoming celebration of the MassKara Festival. During my four-day work for a television coverage, an all-day and night shoot scheduled during the first day of my arrival was imperative.

Man and Carabao Statue at the Provincial Lagoon

During the day, our regional staff toured us to some of the sights and must-see landmarks of this charming city. 

We went to the Bacolod Public Plaza where some stalls were offering snacks and quick meals. As much as we wanted to grab a bite, my crew and I were rushing before the sun goes down but vowed to return at night and enjoy some delectable eats that are readily available at the Bacolod Public Plaza.

A Gazebo at the Bacolod Public Plaza (back part)

One of the closed streets at the Bacolod Public Plaza (streets were closed for vehicles for the Masskara Festival)

Night time comes, we strolled the Bacolod Public Plaza dazzling with lights and was in the mood to party all-night with dance music playing aloud. There were several MassKara Festival items from accessories and a variety of MassKara designs. But the food lover in me passed up the opportunity to buy any masks and looked for something to satisfy my palate. 

San Sebastian Cathedral in Bacolod City

One of Bacolod City's streetfoods

A few steps from the San Sebastian Cathedral, the sight of this yellow-colored thin concoction caught my attention. I asked the two male vendors if what they were selling was crepe and both were looking for answers to my query. My colleague and friend Ate GG blurted, "anak pancake lang yan" (loosely translated : child it's a pancake). It seems to be funny now as to why would I thought that crepes will be sold as a street food but the thinness was very much similar to a crepe though it was cooked in a waffle-like open pan. The pancake was vibrant yellow and with very simple ingredients - flour, evaporated milk, sugar and margarine. Will the latter help in making me taller? Not really, but it sure satisfied my curiosity of how it tasted. Just a piece would do, as the margarine was over-powering for my taste.

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Negros Occidental
Western Visayas Region

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