For dinner last Sunday at MOA, we tried the Pamilya Meal 1 and 2 of Juan’s Bistro at P650 each.
Meal 1 has kare-kare, white rice, ensaladang mangga with bagoong and chicken bbq. While Meal 2 has fried hito, white rice, liempo and bicol express.
Each meal is served with 4 glasses of iced tea and 4 cups of soup (nilagang baka that night).
They also served us different sauces for our dishes, like atchara, bagoong, chili soy sauce and sweet chili sauce.
I like everything we ordered, from the soup to our order of taba ng talangka (crab fat), to pour over our rice.
Their version of bicol express was different from the norm. Theirs has okra, eggplant, sitaw and shrimps. It was not even spicy.
The kare-kare was already tasty on its own that we didn’t use the bagoong any more.
The taba ng talangka poured over the rice complemented our viands. Disclaimer: eating too much may cause nausea, like what happened to my niece.
Of all the dishes, my favorites are the ensaladang mangga with bagoong, chicken bbq and bicol express.
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