Pork Steamed Rice de Cebu is now in GenSan!
Each time Bariles drops by Cebu City, he makes sure that he dines in any of the restaurants still offering his #1 comfort food – PORK STEAMED RICE.
When he was still a student at the University of the Philippines College Cebu at its Lahug Campus, not a month passes without him going up the elevator to this small restaurant in downtown Colon named Ding How Dimsum to partake of their delicious and hot off the fire, saucy rice toppings with pork bits and green peas. He usually orders this with a small platter of lumpia shanghai or spring rolls and pork sweet and sour served with super tasty sweet and sour sauce. [quote1]
That monthly pilgrimage stopped when he graduated and relocated back to Mindanao in the 80s. His love affair with Pork Steamed Rice continued however.
Every visit he makes to Cebu City is not complete without dropping by Harbour City Dimsum or any other place offering Pork Steamed Rice de Cebu. He later discovered two years ago that in Davao City, a DING HOW DIMSUM Restaurant has also opened at V. Mapa Extension, serving as his solution to a sudden craving for this addicting dish. But then Davao City is 150 kms away and his visit to the Durian Capital are not that frequent.
That is why, when Bariles found out that WILD BOAR SPORTS BAR along Santiago Boulevard started offering DIMSUM in their menu on December 13, 2010, including what they have been hawking in their announcement streamers as “PORK STEAMED RICE DE CEBU“, he lost no time in visiting the place last weekend!
Wild Boar Sports Bar at the 2nd floor of a Convenience Store at the Shell Gas Station at the corner of Santiago and Laurel (fronting the SM City GenSan lot) has gone several incarnations since it opened two years ago. It has changed management ever so often confusing a lot of people. But by going into Dimsum this time, would things turn out for the better?
First, the verdict on their PORK STEAMED RICE…
The look is basically the same as that Cebu’s, even the bowl is of the same size!
When mixed together, this one has even more sauce in it and thus, looked a little like congee… but in a good way since Bariles liked it that way.
The taste is OH MY GOD….. so very near to the original Pork Steamed Rice de Cebu, with even no more need to season it with soy sauce as Bariles usually does with his meals. They could change their supplier for green peas though since they do not seem fresh at all anymore.
And at a price of P45, this is one is really a steal compared to the prices of the existing Dim Sum Houses in GenSan!
In a scale of 1 to 10, Bariles is rating Wild Boar’s Pork Steamed Rice de Cebu, an 8.5!
Bariles also ordered the other Dim Sum Dishes and this is his take on them. Their 3-piece siomai meal is ok but too smallish for comfort. The chicken feet are quite overcooked and thus, spongy. Lastly, the spicy pork spare ribs at P48, although flavorful came in a very pitiful small serving.
If only WILD BOAR could do something about the size of their servings, then pretty sure, going Dimsum and offering a surefire bestseller in their PORK STEAMED RICE DE CEBU would entice more customers and new habitues to their restaurant.
By the way, Wild Boar Sports Bar now has an acoustic band providing entertainment to its clients. Dart games are still available too.