Oh so you think its about Chicken Inasal? Slight, but NO!
Piaya and Napoleones? Well, almost!
Okay, I need your imagination here. Pretend that you just had your late afternoon coffee and merienda, your stomach hasn’t digested yet what you ate earlier and here comes dinner.
That’s exactly what happened to me when newfound friends invited me to have dinner with them at the Old Pala-Pala. Someone told me it’s the place to be for some gastronomic adventures and so even though I’m still full, I jumped into the van and went with Trisa, Charmie, Diane, Kuya Jon and Kuya Don.
Since Charmie & Diane are the “local experts” on this particular restaurant, we let them order, except for the Tinolang Talakitok (which I personally chose). Here’s what they got:
Plus: 2 cups of rice each (except for me) and 1.5 Mountain Dew
The Long Wait…
I used my hand sanitizer and after about 15minutes of waiting…. The dish came to our table one by one…
The Table Scene?
Everyone was silent, it was as if no one was breathing- FOCUSED, is the perfect description for the next 20 minutes or so. Well, just a few “palihog” (please) when asking to pass the food, especially that savory buttered shrimps.
I always notice this in the Filipino eating scene, the notion of “nagkakahiyaan pa sa huling ulam” (everyone is so shy to take the last bite). But in times like this or should I say, with dish like this, I would readily volunteer myself to finish the last dish and that means another cup of rice. (Puts ½ cup to the remaining sauce of the adobong pusit and the other ½ to the sauce of the sizzling blue marlin)
Every dish has a flavor of its own, you can identify if you are tasting the spices or the main ingredient. I was shouting “NAMI! NAMI GID!” (It’s good, it’s soooooo good!)
Then after about 7 minutes of feasting *BURPS*! And *BURPS* again (sabay haplos sa tiyan na malaki)!
After having a Talakitok tinola soup, a taste of buttered shrimps, sizzling Blue Marlin, adobong pusit, 4 cups of rice and a glass of softdrinks? 10/10!
How much did we paid for everything? Around Php1,100 for 6 pax or less than Php200/head. So cheapo! Would love to try this again very very soon! Oh Bacolod, I miss yah already.
Where is Hyksos (pronounced as exhaust, don’t ask me why)?
Check the photo above!
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