Address: 110 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Date visited: February 2019
The laing dish (taro leaves in coconut cream with pork and chili) was delicious. It was creamy and the leaves had the right texture to them. The pork pieces added the right amount of fat and meat taste to the dish. It was the first dish that we finished.
The grilled tilapia was ok. The fish meat was not as flaky as we would have preferred it but the taste was good.
The Binakol na Manok (chicken soup with lemongrass and coconut meat) was delightful. It tasted like tinolang manok but with coconut meat. Tinolang manok is a Filipino chicken soup dish that has a strong ginger flavor and in the binakol, the sweet coconut meat was a perfect complement to the aromatic chicken soup.
The puto bumbong (purple rice cake) tasted good. Puto bumbong is made from steamed glutinous rice then topped with margarine, shredded coconut and muscovado sugar. Their version was good as it was not too sweet and the rice cake was moist.
We have eaten at this restaurant several times already. The quality of their service is not consistent. Sometimes their service is good, on other times, it needs improvement.
Eating at this restaurant felt like eating at home right from entering the restaurant. The spacing of their tables, the Filipino decor and the overall feel of the place gave a real feeling of comfort and it was good that it did not become too noisy even if there were a lot of diners.
The Value for Money
The Laing ni Ateng was P270, the Pinaputok na Tilapia was P295, the Binakol na Manok was P345 and the Puto Bumbong was P125. These may be considered in the pricier side but the serving sizes as well as the quality of the food are enough to deserve a higher than average rating.
Pro Tip: They have a sarsa (sauce) bar so diners can mix and match their condiments. Try their bibingka also because it is delicious.#happyfoodtrippers
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