I haven't been to Bicol for a long long time, and as I had the chance to have a short 2-day visit I made sure to not miss the foods I've been imagining for years, too. My 2-day stay in Naga City was surely a delicious one!
Toasted Siopao .... Yes, you've read it right. It's not steamed or fried, as what we can usually find in Manila.We have this toasted siopao in Naga and other neighboring towns. But the best I have tasted are the ones from Naga Garden Restaurant. This is something you will always want for more and more and more...
|Putong Bagas na may Bukayo|
Putong Bagas na may Bukayo ... This is a made of "giniling na bigas" placed in a small coconut shell,thus the round form, with sweet "bukayo" filling - young coconut shreds simmered and cooked in brown sugar.
And there's this big steamer where the puto's are cooked.
This used to be my favorite merienda when we still live in Tigaon. At Naga City, you can buy this early morning (as in as early as 6:00am and not later) from Manang with her "kariton" beside San Francisco church. But if you happen to miss her, you can still find some puto sellers along Ateneo avenue in the afternoon, or in front of Master's square - which sells morning and afternoon
|Pinangat or Tinuktok|
|Kinalas with egg|
Kinalas ... Perfect anytime of the day! This is a a local version of Naga for mami. This is a combination of hot beef broth , a unique thick sauce,beef strips, fresh mami noodles, onion leeks and garlic. If you want a taste of one of Naga's best Kinalas, look for Aling Cely's Kinalas at Dimasalang St. corner Barlin St.
A visit in Naga is not complete without tasting this one.
|Goto sa Bigg's|
Laing Pizza ... Now this is something new! It's like eating our homemade laing sans the rice... And this tasted so goooooooood! A thin crust pizza topped with real laing, with pork, bagoong and rich topping of cheese.
You surely shouldn't miss this one! Try this at CWC ( CamSur WaterSports Complex).