Tuesday, September 25, 2012

of comfort food and espresso in a place called Qyosko

my life in Valencia (and Dumaguete City, Oriental Negros) series

I sleep late these days and each time my stomach rumbles at the strike of midnight, I speed off downtown. I used to drive to the city center for an oily goodness of a golden arch or red bee burger and fries where they are available 24/7.

these chairs remind me of the 80s

Now that Joe Black (that's what I call my new Kawasaki motorcycle) has been around since last week, I've been doing a bit of spin downtown  after a cup of hot choco until this 24-hour local joint called Qyosko rediscovered me!

sinfully delicious blueberry cheesecake. just the way I want it.

I remember this place. Two years ago, in the small hours, it was noisy and aliwarus with groups of tipsy college students circling a table with steaming bowls of noodles (perhaps after downing one case of beer).  But tonight, it is relatively quiet with only one table occupied. Must be exams week.

I wanted baconsilog last week but it was out of stock. I ordered buwadsilog (P55) when the server said danggit. As it turned out, it was an anduhaw buwad in flakes. I didn't complain because it was really good in a kagumkom way. I had tiramisu for dessert (P40). .  

I came back for baconsilog tonight but still out of stock! Tsk. I had cornsilog (P73) instead.

The corned beef tastes so good. Slender strips with just the right flavor. Really good! Except that the corned beef serving is too little. I had blueberry cheesecake (P72) for dessert. New love! Reminds me of my first love which was Red Ribbon blueberry cheesecake which has long been phase out in the menu.

Over-all, Qyosko 24 comfort food and espresso is good value for money and true to its "comfort food" tagline. The espresso? Will try that in a forthnight maybe.

With a few more minutes to burn, I tried the cucumber smoothie (P35)  next door.

I'd have to say once is enough.

Meanwhile, here's part of the menu and interior:

Qyosko 24 is located along Sta. Rosa Street, Dumaguete City. It's open 24 hours, 6 days a week from Mondays to Saturdays with telephone number (035) 422.7745


  1. What is buwadsilog? I know what silog means but what is buwad?

    1. buwad is the local term for tuyo, BertN. yum! :D


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