My sister told us that we should try the oldest bakery in the city was founded in 1920s; it is called El Ideal Bakery, pronounced as “el idjal”. It is a must try when in the city of
Silay, home of the famous Guapple pie. El
Ideal specializes on traditional Bacolod
biscuits and delicacies such as quinamuncil, sinambag, biscocho, banadas,
broas, galletas, pacienca, piyaya and more.
It was around 3:00pm when we were there. We noticed that during snack time, merienda, locals dine in there. It’s not just a bakery but a refreshment store too.
We ordered guapple pie, buko pie, egg pie and batchoy.
Guapple pie is made of thin sliced guava fruit, flour blended with cinnamon powder, sugar and milk. It is topped with powdered sugar. The sour taste of the guava and the sweet taste blended well plus that taste and aroma of cinnamon made it different from other pies. Since it can only be found in
take time to enjoy and savor this sweet treat. At first we ordered two slices
then we ordered two more. We wanted to bring some to Silay City Manila
but we were scheduled to go to Iloilo
first and the hotel that we were in had to fridge.
Buko pie is made of sliced thin of young coconut, flour with sugar and milk. The taste of young coconut and sugar made it refreshing. Although the buko pie of Laguna tastes better.
The egg pie was just okay.
I really love noodle soup. Any time of the day I can eat noodle soup. So I tried Batchoy, a famous noodle soup of Ilonggos. It is made of noodles, with strips of pork meat and green leafy veggies topped with crunchy chicaron, popped pork meat. I loved the taste of the soup itself, it was yummy.
El Ideal is located in
118 Rizal St., ,
and lower ground of the Cesar Lacson Locsin Ancestral house. Negrenses treat this bakery as part of their lives.
Tel. No. 034-4954430