Quan Native Delicacies re-opens North Drive branch
About 33 years ago, Quan Native Delicacies started with a small food display counter at MC Metroplex, North Drive, Bacolod City, Philippines. As they re-open their new Bacolod restaurant, thousands of Bacolodnons who have had wonderful memories with this branch can’t help but feel waves of nostalgia. This author included.
Quan Native Delicacies North Drive started in 1985. It was just one glass case of puto that Agnes Aguirre-Cuenca and her daughter Chole Cuenca-Chua was famous for. The display case was placed in the office of Chole’s friend who later became her sister-in-law.
Little did they know that it would be the start of a life-long journey.
Soon after, Quan took over that office and is now the site of Quan North Drive. Since this site is near schools and hospitals, it is no wonder that many Bacolodnons have made lots of memories in this branch.
It has been more than three decades and Quan Native Delicacies has cemented their title. It is the go-to place for delicious, affordable, sanitary Pinoy native delicacies in Bacolod City.
The New Quan Native Delicacies North Drive on video — WATCH!
Took this short clip during the inauguration and blessing of the North Drive branch. The new restaurant has a fresh vibe but with a nostalgic feel to it. It features a brightly lit interior, touches of stone and wood, as well as art deco tiles.
Product Lines of Quan Native Delicacies
Through the years, Quan has developed many product lines that they have added to their roster of native delicacies.
Pinoy Native Delicacies
The main products of Quan would be their native delicacies that we all love. These are rice, cassava, and glutinous rice-based sweet products that Bacolodnons always eat. Among these are puto, cuchinta, suman, suman latik, sapin-sapin, cassava cake, panara, and palitaw.
Since they have puto, pair it with their dinuguan.
Quan has also developed their own line of special breads. Two of the most famous would be the cheese logs and ensaimaditas.
One of the newest additions is the Quan Sud-an. These are frozen all-Filipino favorite dishes packed in microwaveable containers. If homemakers don’t have time to cook at home, all they need to do is thaw and defrost these in the microwave for a few minutes. Voila! Home-cooked meals served in an instant.
Note: Sud-an is Hiligaynon for viand. It is usually eaten with rice.
Bacolod City is known as Sugarlandia because of the sugar plantations that we have. Plus, we also like sweet dishes and of course, desserts. However, there are those among us who watch their sugar intake because of health reasons.
For them, Quan has developed their sugar-free snack items. But since these are still carbs, moderate consumption is still advised.
Fastfood and Snack Bar
The fastfood was among the earliest developments at Quan. They are famous for their lasagna, arroz caldo, pancit palabok, fresh lumpia, pork barbecue, and dinuguan. They have served the same for many years and they still taste the same.
Aside from the Pinoy delicacies that can both be snacks and dessert, Quan also has their own unique desserts. They have cake rolls and mini cakes, sweet cars, cake pops, and many more.
The party bilao was developed to provide an easy spread of native delicacies in one container. It’s perfect to bring for different occasions. It’s presentable, sanitary, and affordable. There are many sets to choose from or you can mix and match.
Note: Prices of the party bilao vary based on the food choices.
When you need native sweets and comfort food in Bacolod, Quan Native Delicacies is the place to go.
MC Metroplex, North Drive – Tel. (034) 4339987 or 7090677
Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.