For the sauce, I don’t let myself be succumbed in fears, I ended up joking that the staff at the resort which was one of us in the storytelling just wanted to show us some tricks and then everyone followed with their own version of jokes. We all ended up the night fine with sumptuous meals and some drinks before bedtime. Although we stood strong in our belief that something might have caused the explosion, I can’t help myself but think about the possible reason why it happened. I had a first theory of the weather, it was scorching hot that day and I thought that made the hot sauce hotter that it explodes. But, Tomas the owner of the Inn said it never happen before on the same weather so we run out of idea.
Nosy to prove, I searched on the web and found out some incidents of the same kind, it says that the explosion is caused by bad fermentation. According to some reading, all ketchup do ferments, warm temperature speeds up the fermentation that creates forms of gases that causes the explosion. So this time I am quite right about my first thought of the hot weather.
On the other hand, I still find it interesting despite of the scientific explanation. Not because I fully believe in the mystery, but because I was amused by the circumstance. Mystical or not, it was an exciting and memorable moment to experience, our own share of Siquijor’s moment of peculiarity.
Read more about Siquijor and our trip:
- Our own share of Siquijor’s moment of peculiarity.
- Siquijor Travel Guide, 3 Days and 2 Nights Itinerary and Expense.
- 3 days and 2 nights at The Healing Paradise.
- Tori's Backpacker's Inn.
- Salagdoong Beach, Maria, Siquijor.