i was curious about every reviewer giving it five stars. they also create their own new dishes which again gave me pause since 'nouvelle' filipino and fusion filipino never worked for me before.
the restaurant had wrought iron grills in its garden setting and the interior was a formal filipino setting. the wait staff spoke only in filipino, the menu, although the dishes were mainly traditional filipino and in filipino, the descriptions (fortunately) were not.
we ordered their adobong baka (their own creation) and crispy pork ribs and were very impressed. the adobong baka in garlic sauce, delicious and very tender. the pork ribs was quite crispy without being oily, and also tender.
in keeping with the authenticity, the requisite fly and mosquitoes also turned up. we asked for a citronella candle but they had run out.
another negative was a rather pricey wine list, having also run out of their house wine,
noticing a little flyer on the table about them having the best halo halo, we were disappointed that they had run out of two ingredients but we tried it anyway even though it wasnt going to be as advertised. it wasnt as impressive as the food but it was ok.
to sum up, the place was not perfect but it gave customers a sample of a traditional filipino setting without making them eat with their hands, the service was pretty good and the food was really, really good. i will be back to try other dishes and to practice my filipino.
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