So what food can you buy with 1 peso? Yes there’s candy you say but can you believe you can buy pork BBQ for just 1 peso? In Ozamiz City, locals have the luxury to enjoy 1-peso BBQ at what they call the Piso BBQ sa Annex. Come evening at Gov Medina Avenue near the Medina Hospital, smoke starts to scatter the streets from a number of BBQ stalls all selling pork BBQ at 1 Peso each.
The Piso BBQ
It was back in 1993 when Kuya Manlod started his Piso BBQ sa Annex. Decades after, even past numerous national inflation, the price hasn’t risen. To be realistic, the Piso BBQ stick is only about an inch strip of meat. But still having ten of these is much better than the more expensive 1 stick BBQs. On how he can maintain the 1-peso price? “Mura kasi benta ng karne ng baboy dito eh. (Pork meat here sells cheap)”.
On how long can this Piso BBQ sa Annex last? Who knows, but it’s one of the cheap thrills any foodie would enjoy when visiting Ozamiz City. Aside from the BBQ, they have the regular isaw (chicken intestine), chicken BBQ and other street foods that goes along with their puso (rice). So go ahead tell that tricycle driver to take you to the Piso BBQ sa Annex.