Quan started only as a display stand for puto and cuchinta in an office area. As more and more people knew about their food, the orders grew until two years later, the office space where they originally showcased their puto was offered to them. They seized the opportunity and the rest became history, as they say.
But the term Quan is not as exotic as it sounds. It’s not of Chinese etymology nor does it have an aboriginal connotation. The store’s name was actually derived from a very common local word, “kwan,” which signifies a whole lot of things to different people. While the family panicked for a name for their soon-to-open first store, nobody could think of a suitable word. Instead, everybody they asked unintelligibly muttered, “kwan…kwan…” In exasperation, the store was called Quan, after the utterance that is most commonly used in the Ilonggo dialect.
Quan’s biggest competitors are the street vendors, which peddle their foodstuff in native baskets all over the city. However, people still come to the store because not only are their prices are sometimes lower than the ones sold in the street, but also because of quality control and sanitary operations, not to mention their air-conditioned stores.
At present, Quan Native Delicacies now also serves snack fares such as dinuguan with puto, siopao, spaghetti, palabok, arroz caldo, plus turo-turo for lunch. They also have breads, cakes, and pastries. Indeed, they offer “A Family of Food for the Family.” ----from the article published in Food Magazine by Sigrid Dugeno-Lo
QUAN BRANCHES IN BACOLOD:
*MC Metroplex, Northdrive - telephone number (034)4339987 or 7090677
*La Salle Avenue - telephone number (034)4346379 or 7085055
*Lopues San Sebastian - telephone number (034)4351113
*Lopues Araneta - telephone number (034)4356559
*Gaisano Araneta - telephone number (034) 7078440
*Lopues East - telephone number (034) 7089095
*Robonsons Supermarket - telephone number (034)4761518
1797 Dian St. Palanan, Makati
telephone number (02)8335843