Monday, October 15, 2012

QUAN: A Negrense Delicacy “Veteran”

Negros Occidental, the Sugar Capital of the Philippines, never runs out of sweet treats to delight the palate.
Long before other Negros delicacies and newer treats entered the picture in modern packaging, Quan already established itself as one of the province’s veterans in sweet treats and pasalubong delicacies. Launched in 1985 with all of two employees, what used to be a puto and “puto-pao” hearth soon became a hub for sumptuous Negrense renditions of Napoleones, Cassava Pandan Pudding, Butterscotch, Brownies, Ensaimadas and Ensaimaditas, and more.

QUAN’s famed Cassava Pandan Pudding
According to Pinoy BizNiz, Quan launched its unique line of tarts, tartlets and cookies last 2011: M&M’s: Monggo and Malunggay Tarts; Mango, Pineapple, Banana and Ube Tartlets; Oatmeal Kofi Cookies, Kofi Krunch Cookies, Kofi Nutty Cookies, Kofi Delight, and more. Quan also launches seasonal sweet treats in time for celebrations such as Christmas and Valentine’s.
Nowadays, Quan also has a catalogue of its trademark sauces and salad dressings. And not to be outdone by the newbies, Quan also has a selection of delectable cakes.

Quan has come a long, long way from its puto business back in the 80′s. A full 27 years after its launch, Quan not only has puto and puto-pao to its name, but it now has restaurant branches serving the food-loving Negrense people. It even has an outlet serving Makati City. Below is a list of Quan’s branches:
  • Northdrive
  • #3 La Salle Avenue, Capitolville
  • Lopue’s Department Store – Araneta
  • Lopue’s Department Store – San Sebastian
  • Robinson’s Supermarket
  • Gaisano City – Supermarket
  • Lopue’s East Center
  • Manila Outlet: 1797 Dian St. Palanan, Makati City (Parallel to Cash and Carry)
Quan’s restaurants serve sumptuous, comforting, trademark Ilonggo/Negrense fare, in “Quan Easy Meals“:
  • Arroz Caldo
  • Pork Adobo
  • Chicken Adobo
  • Grilled Porkchop
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Tenderloin Tips

Quan even serves its own rendition of the Canary Islands/Spanish original dish, the Ropa Vieja. Clearly, Quan celebrates Negros Occidental’s Spanish roots and retains a part of this heritage in its menu, via the Ropa Vieja.

QUAN Easy Meals’ rendition of Ropa Vieja

Quan is no doubt a Negrense culinary pillar, and having its presence and participation in the Negros Trade Fair year after year is certainly an honor; not to mention an ode to the long walk that has been the Negros Trade Fair.
We at raise our Quan Puto’s and Cassava Pandan Puddings, in salutations to the excellence that is QUAN!
Visit Quan’s Facebook Page here: QUAN Delicacies

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