Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Sinulog at Hikay

So where was I last Sinulog? While everyone was on the street partying, I, on the other hand felt the signs of age. I was just in my room the whole afternoon watching live telecast of what's happening in the city. Yes it was colorful and festive but I left that to the tourists.  Roads had been blocked and I didn't fancy walking long distance. It was just too crowded. Laziness got me. Instead, I met my college friends for dinner.

 
We decided to meet in IT Park. I was from the south and going to the city that day could be a challenge. So I took the SRP route.  Surprisingly traffic was flowing and I arrived on time.  If you want a more quiet place for dinner during Sinulog, IT park could be a good place.  Although later that night people started to gather.


This troop were hungry and they were not on the mood for pasta. So I suggested Hikay - a Filipino cuisine with unlimited rice ala "construction-worker-kind" (we studied Civil Engineering together in college).  So here's what we got.

Special Mongo Mix
This is the most expensive mongos soup (bean soup) I tried. It cost 200 pesos for 1 serving bowl.  In fairness, it tasted good but I think my mom can cook the same way at a lesser price.

Sizzling Pochero
See that grease, the more evil the tastier! It cost 410 pesos per serving.

Chorizo Sugbo
Gone in a minute.  That describes how tasty this food choice is.

Bicol Express
I was hoping it would be spicier.

Calamaris
Just like any other calamaris.  Nothing special about this recipe.

Pinakbet
Good one.  The veggies were still crisp. They were not over done.

Overall, it's a 3 out of 5 for me.  I've been to other Filipino Restaurants which serve better recipes and at a lesser cost.  The place was clean and staff were friendly. But what's important was I met these old good friends and someone else paid the bill.  #freeloader  haha!

2 comments:

  1. Apir! Mga freeloaders haha

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    1. haha.. oh well mag ilog man sila kinsa mo bayad.. ;)

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