Lan Ten Chinese restaurant is one of those numerous chinese restaurants that dot Bacolod’s Shopping area. It is quite inconspicous, except for a big white signboard jutting out into the street.
When you enter, the first thing you’ll notice is the “greasy spoon Chinese restaurant ” atmosphere. Waitresses are dressed in cute chinese dresses. Plastic chairs are gathered around a huge table covered with plastic wrap. An occasional fly buzzes over the tables.
Ignore your urge to walk out the door and instead seat yourself at a table. You have entered Gourmet Kikiam heaven.
Kikiam is considered “street food” and unhygenic by most Filipinos. However, there is nothing street-food like and unhygenic in Lan Ten’s kikiam. Real savory meat and delicious chinese spices make this dish a truly awesome experience. It is kikiam like you have never tasted before.
It is HUGE. It is delicious. It is a meal in itself.
Oh, and it is perfect with fried rice. Pass the sweet and sour sauce please.