Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lunch at Manong Pepe's

Jollibee, a leading local restaurant chain in the Philippines now has another concept of fast food, recently ventured into Carinderia business, Manong Pepes. Carinderia, is a local eatery serving food in a turo-turo style, literally you point on the dish you prefer in an array of food at the stall. Quite like Padang restaurant of Indonesia, only that they dont serve you all the food on the table, only the ones you make turo. It caters people on the go since foods on display are already cooked and on tight budget.

It was then I was hungry and tired of eating at the likes of Jollibee & Chowking, in Monumento where I just had my ECG, I tried Manong Pepe’s Carinderia, as I was craving for Pinoy dishes that time. The place was clean and their toilet spotless as well. Polite staff greeted me at the self-service stall

They even have an AC but during those time was turned off, anyway it was a cold weather, and I dont mind using the fan.

With an order of a cup of rice, I ordered Ginataang Kalabasa (Squash cooked in Coconut milk), for Php25. I’m a gaga of any dishes cooked with coconut milk but I’m not a fan of this one. And paired them with Lumpiang Shanghai (Pork Spring rolls) for Php30 (3 pcs). Surprisingly meaty, tasty and still crispy.

I shelved out Php85 for this meal, and this is with a bottled water. I dont expect much on my Php85 but Im pleased on this one. Would definitely try another meal next time in Manong Pepes.