Ah, the infinite joys of kinalas. You’re home again after a long time. You alight the bus, grin a little knowing there’s a kinalasan in just about every street of this city. Here are 5 reasons why kinalas is the BFF you will always have.
1.) Kinalas is your go-to, be-all, do-all friend.
You’ve lived in Naga City long enough to know that there is no appropriate and inappropriate time to have kinalas. You just go, current level of humidity notwithstanding.
2.) It’s the witness to your life.
Remember when you were a student and could only afford a regular size with two extra sabaw refills? Times have changed and you can now buy the super jumbo special with egg and chicharon. For all of your tropa.
3.) Sometimes there are celebrations, most times you’re just hungry.
Always good to know you’ve got a friend in the guise of a steaming hot noodle dish, no matter how, sabaw life gets.
4.) More than a warm welcome, it’s a piping hot greeting every kinalas newbie deserves.
Whether your test of girlfriend potential is how she conducts herself in your grunge kinalasan of choice, or if you’re simply introducing the best local dish to a tourist, kinalas has got your back.
5.) It’s always there through the good and the bad.
We’ve all been there: a hankering for kinalas on a Saturday afternoon, nursing a hangover, heartbreak or both, and missing your constant companion when eating kinalas. But as soon as you start slurping down the egg noodles and savouring the hot broth, you almost forget the number of hearbreakers you took to kinalas date to, and think: relationships come and go, but the soup remains the same.
Featured photo by Grace de Luna.