Boxes After Dark

November 4, 2017


Boxes at The Marketplace by the Government Center seems like an out-of-the-way destination for anyone seeking some evening action.  At daytime, the restaurants and bars at Boxes look lonely and too quiet for a fun-loving barkada, but you ain’t seen nothing yet until you go there and see for yourself.  The place comes alive when the sun sets.

Boxes is so named because the restaurants and bars are housed in container vans that have been given a new lease in life.  Although made from the same mold, each unit has its unique features that set it apart from its neighbor.  Come over and explore with me!

Tiffany’s welcomes you in.
The Mango Cheesecake is to die for.
Spinach dip
clockwise from top left: Lemon Meringue Cake, Baked Zitti, Spinach Dip, Mango Cheesecake, Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake, Parmesan-crusted Mozzarella Sandwich, Kalabasa Cream Cheese Roll, and Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake can be paired with Iced Coffee Float and any Twinings Tea
The Negros Bloggers Society with the lady behind the name Tiffany Yapjoco Mombay (rightmost) at her cozy little cafe

Tiffany’s is open from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For a cool bar experience, hie off to Bok’s Restobar.

The Maskin Ano Platter gives your barkada a sampler of chicken wings, flavored nachos, ham and cheese sticks, and french fries. This selection may vary from time to time for variety.

Maskin Ano Platter is not salty.
A trio of fried isaw, fried chicken skin and pollo pana (chicken in white sauce)
Wash up with a gas pump
Bok’s Chicken Rosemary
Bok’s is cool!

Bok’s Restobar offers two kinds of desserts: Pudding a la mode, and their very own Heartbreak Ice Cream in avocado and mango.  The restobar is open from 4:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. from Tuesday to Sunday.  Mondays are rest days.

Let’s go to Fafi’s House of Chilli Crab!!!

The Cereal Prawn is prawns sauteed in sweet cereal with curry leaves
Here’s Singapore-style Chilli Crab looking at you, kid! Fafi’s owners Antonio and Dahlia Supnad lived and worked in Singapura for ten years.
Real potatoes with skin on and baked nachos. Recipes that call for cheese are made with Fafi’s home-made cheese.
Engr. Dahlia Supnad is a hot momma!