Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lutong Bahay at Ateneo

 Want a taste of the best monggo soup in town? Partner it with pork inihaw.  Yummy, isn't it. If you happen to be at the Ateneo de Manila Campus at Loyola Heights, QC, you will find our favorite cafeteria at the PE Complex. We just call it "Manang's" and they serve filipino dishes that are close to home. Simple, no frills and reasonably priced. This is our favorite eatery duirng summer when the kids had swimming lessons at this PE complex. In our most recent visit here, Apple and I had monggo, pork inihaw, fried tilapia and vegetables. The monggo soup was superb - crushed monggo with chicharon and sili leaves - cooked the way I want it. The inihaw and fried tilapia matched with the monggo. It's really very satisfying to eat at Manang's -you pay less (compared to restos) but you gain more (weight).

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Stuffed Sizzling Squid (Pusit)

Fish Salpicao

Stir fried Vegatables
If we want value for money for a delicious and sumptuous meal, we go to KEN AFFORD at B.Gonzales Street cor Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City (Beside Citibank). In our previous lunch, we ordered stuffed sizzling squid, fish salpicao and stir fried vegetables with squid balls. Rice is included in the main dishes. Total bill is only P290.00.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Longganisa Sorpresa

You don't have to travel to Vigan to taste the famous Vigan longganisa, or to Pampanga to savor the sweet version or to Lucban to buy their garlic filled longganisa. Just visit "Longganisa Sorpresa", my favorite "longsilog" resto which can be found at SM North's sky garden area. Longganisa Sorpresa serves different types of longganisa that can be found in the Philippines - Vigan, Cebu, Lucban, Calumpit, Pampanga, Tuguegarao, Laoag, GenSan. My favorites are the recado version with garlic not the sweet type from Calumpit, Vigan and Lucban.

For only P99.00 (special price - excluding service fee), you can enjoy your favorite longganisa with two eggs (cooked the way you want them - sunny side-up or scrambled) and iced tea. And they serve fried brown rice. The last time I visited the place I ordered the Calumpit longganisa.
You may also try their vinegar "sawsawan" from different regions of the Philippines. They have "suka" or vinegar like the "Pinakurat", "Paombong", "Tuba" and more.
"Sari saring sukang sawsawan"
So longganisa lovers, whether you like the longganisa "short" or "long", "meaty" or "sweet", you can choose your favorites at Longganisa Sorpresa and I'm sure you will be suprised with the taste and price of their longsilog meal. You may visit their website at