Category Archives: Camarines Sur

Vetsin Condiment

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Walking aimlessly in Naga streets one can see several kinalas eateries around the city and in one of those I took cover from rain, had a bowl of kinalas and noted that they have Ajinomoto vetsin condiment in the tables. It’s not usual to have vetsin as table condiment here in Philippines but it was a common sight in the humble eating tables in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Leaning Belfry

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Bombon Church and its leaning bell tower

Bombon’s Binamban

Binamban is the rice-based delicacy of Bombon town. The first time I had this, a bundle was given to me when I won first place in a 14 km foot race during Binamban Festival where I also saw several binamban vendors that time near the church area. Recently I find myself in Naga so I made a side trip to Bombon just for this unforgettable kakanin. I didn’t see any vendors near the church and it was a Sunday. I went in the palengke area beside the church and bought the last five pieces I could find at 5 pesos each.

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Of all the kakanins I've tried, this is a favorite of mine

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Glutinous rice flour, brown sugar and shredded coconut are the ingredients of this rice delicacy. Coconut fronds for the packaging.

Green Idea

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Green idea of Naga City

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Flowering ornamental plants hanging from street lamp post to greenify the city

Store in the Wall

In Naga centro particularly around the wet and dry market building, one can notice these rectagular shelves attached to a wall column that serve as modular stores for bangketa sellers. Looks like it was provided by the city government to minimize the spaces occupied in the bangketa.

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City seal in the wall store

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Shelves are not enough for all the goods

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