Thursday, December 30, 2010
Kan anan sa Balsa, Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur
Last December 29, going home to Iligan from Zamboanga City the husband decided that we take our lunch at a place highly recommended by the brother-in-law, Kan anan sa Balsa in Kumalarang, Zambuanga del Sur. It is a mountainous 4th class municipality with around 25,000 people. So it was actually a surprised that when we got there, we could not get a table because others have reserved way ahead of time. Judging also from the kind and quantity of parked cars, it has become a destination of choice for eating out considering that it is in a remote, mountainous municipality.
Although it is not the first time that we passed this place on our way to Zamboanga, we always make it a point to stopped by Pagadian City for our meals but apparently, Kan anan sa Balsa has gained popularity over the years. I can't tell you anything about the cooked food though since we were not able to have our lunch there since they were also having their christmas party by 1 pm so they had to close. But i can tell you though that the food is really fresh. I can understand the attraction that the place has to offer since the tables are in canopied rafts anchored at the sides of the large fish pond, and you get to see you meal being hooked right in front of your eyes. Also, it's the only one of it's kind outside of Pagadian City.
I'd post later some of the photos i took. It was raining and the kids were hungering for Jollibee so we had to get on our way. By the way, there really are some nice photos on the web about Kan anan sa Balsa but I can't link to them. I'll make a post on this again when we have a chance to eat there.