Lovely little cafe in Quezon City
Posted on 08 / 17 / 2011
This was another great find in Manila. The menu was quite limited - they had about 5 dishes pre-made in pots on the counter and only 2 types of juice (sugar cane juice and orange juice) so not a whole lot to choose from. We generally don't prefer pre-made foods, but these ones were great. Cooked with minimal oil without mock meats or excess unhealthy condiments such as sugar and salt, etc. They had just enough to bring the natural flavours of the ingredients out and nothing more. We tried 3 of the 5 dishes - a vegetable curry (which had an indian feel to it but it may be local, we're not sure), a local dish called 'laing' (taro leaves in coconut milk) and kare-kare (peanut based stew), served with brown rice. All were fabulous - naturally full of flavour and a great introduction to the local cuisine. Only wish they had more available for us to try! The restaurant was pleasant and clean - it looked out over a nice little fruit stand, which was nice. Looking forward to trying them again sometime.
perfect flavours, local fare, healthy food
pre-made in pots, menu limited