Malate continues to be a source of adventure and surprise.
Once considered "the place to be seen" in - it has now become rather pedestrian ... jologs baga.
San Migs, Red Horse, sisig and monobloc chairs dot the new landscape. The avant garde has scampered out and the working class masa has taken over the territory. Yet it retains its old town allure and if you (as I have) can get over the "class" thing , Malate is still a quaint, fun, entertainment district.
One of my chill zones is Sam's Bar and Decor - an interesting small (indoor seats 25) bar that morphs into a 2nd floor Oriental decor shop known as Truly Asia. It retains the Malate artiste feel and one can comfortably ogle at the decor for sale from a comfortable al fresco seat on J. Nakpil street.
Here people watching is at its best ... even as one inhales ones share of the exhaust fumes of passing vehicles. Itinerant ambulant vendors sell everything form luminous clocks, belts,toys, roses, young girls, men-girls and any what not.
That's really what I came for.
Nice tenderized balut sizzle-sauteed in herbs, onions, pepper etc.
This is saraaaaaap .... hmmmmmmmm talaga lang
And then of course it is a reputed aphrodisiac.
Isang subo pa lang - tatayo na agad ang .... balahibo mo.
Sayang lang talaga - everytime I eat an aphrodisiac eh mag-isa ako ...
I really need to find a "friend".
Baka may kilala kayo???
Sam's Bar and Decor
562 J. Nakpil St.