First of all, a big thanks to Gary author of the blog All around Bacolod for his original informative post about this stall.
We read Gary’s post about Kuster’s and I was like “OMG.. BAGELS!!“.
I had first eaten bagels on a trip to New York and immediately fell in love with it. Every day, breakfast was a bagel with Kraft squeezable cream cheese and some Lox (smoked salmon).
Needless to say my friends weren’t thrilled when I came home loaded with bags bulging at the seams with every kind of bagel imaginable.
(Seriously guys, Chocolate as pasalubong is so mainstream! Nothing defines love as a nice warm poppy seed bagel spread lovingly with cream cheese toted halfway around the world.)
ANYWAY…. Kuster’s is a tiny stall in the supermarket area of Lopue’s Mandalagan. It is tiny and manned by two well-meaning and enthusiastic girls.
Well, they sell bagels at 55 pesos and smoked Ham! They also serve good Ham sandwiches at 89php. The service is excellent since the two salesladies manning the stall are very enthusiastic about their product!
Of course I had to have their bagel too. I asked them to serve it without jam so what you see here is a cream cheese bagel.
They also have English muffins. I managed to sell a pack to an old lady by describing it as “the bread that sausage mcmuffin uses.”
The salesgirls couldn’t stop giggling.
Kuster’s sign with their contact info.. Click to enlarge. 🙂 <— I’m being a lazy fuck. Seriously.. you folks should give their smoked ham, muffins and bagels a try.