Sharyn’s Cansi house is one of Bacolod’s best restaurants. Located in Narra St. in the Shopping area, Sharyn’s serves one of the best cansi or sour beef broth in Bacolod.
The Bacolod Food Hunter who accompanied me this time was Berry blue: Ace attorney and one of the founders of the blog. He was astounded that I had never had Cansi at Sharyn’s before. (He had just purchased a new car!!)
We walked into Sharyn’s. Immediately we were greeted by the owner and the waitress who immediately asked if we were tourists.. (Camera was a dead giveaway.) BB and I stared at each other and laughed.. “No,we weren’t tourists but food writers!”
It turns out Sharyn’s was also very used to having reporters/writers/celebrities come and visit! Framed articles from magazines such as FOOD magazine and YUMMY hung from their walls.
“You must be the lovely and beautiful owner, Sharyn” I said to the lady behind the counter. This made her smile and elicited peals of laughter from the waitress.
“No, Sharyn is my DAUGHTER!!” she laughed.
Our order arrived. A typical order is a bowl of Cansi with a huge chunk of beef bone with marrow and extra soup in mugs. Cansi gets its sourness from batuan, a small greenish fruit that is intensely sour. You can eat Cansi in so many ways but the preferred method is to eat the soup in the main bowl, then top it up with the soup in the mugs when it gets low.
More views of the bowl of beefy soup oozing with marrow and tendons..
Beef and tendons!! Lots of people like cansi for the buttery-soft marrow. I like Cansi for the sour soup and the beef broth. Sharyn’s stews its beef for six hours until the beef practically falls off the bone and can easily be separated by a fork. Usually Philippine beef is tough and gamy, but after the special Sharyn’s treatment, the beef is as soft as the primest Grade A beef.
Drop by Sharyn’s and try a bowl of their beefy cansi today! It’s awesome!