One of the oldest snack bars in Dumaguete City is San Rival along San Jose Street near the Rizal boulevard. This is primarily a pastry shop, serving tasty cookies and cakes concocted by the sagarbarria grand matriarch, the woman shoe childrena nd grandchildren call "Abu". She has passed on the trade secrets to the children who have enlarged Sans Rival from a six-table snack shop into a fully operating restaurant. Sans Rival is already a permanent fixture to our city's show-window of home-made delicacies. One afternoon, we dropped by Sans Rival to savor again their own brand of spaghetti. I accompanied my order with tuna smacked in wheat sandwich. My wife also ordered her spaghetti plus a choco roll. For take-out we ordered a box of mango bars (P183 per box), and jam squares (P138 per box). Jams squares is also good for pasalubong. It is a square-formed biscuit that has a bit of dried mango in the middle. There are many other delicacies at Sans Rival. The main item of course is its namesake, San Rival. There is also the original "chewey-crunchy" silvanas. If you are a visitor in Dumaguete City, you can't afford to miss Sans Rival. Sans Rival is truly among Dumaguete's unique treasures.