maybe that could happen although every time i dine there the palabok is always freshly prepared. Even then, what you experienced does not have anything to do with the tastiness of the palabok. Just me.
(of course conspiracy theory factored in) ........ that the probabability that I was served food that is not fresh makes for a horrible dish.
anyway, if time allows I might return one day (their halo halo is still something I'm looking forward to) and hopefully the dish would be better.