Alab is the newest restaurant in the QC area that offers authentic Pinoy dishes with a twist, or for some, just plain comfort food. I have read good reviews about the place and got excited to give it a shot.
Located near Tomas Morato, this place is convenient to foodies on the hunt. We came lunchtime and we were ushered to their second floor since ground floor was filled with diners already. That's one thing that is commendable with the place is its size. They can pretty much accommodate a big number of people for casual dining, maybe for simple functions too.
Now the food. Here are the dishes that we had:
|Sisig (Php 220.00)|
Thrice cooked, as the menu said. Well, you can't possibly go wrong with sisig, especially on a sizzling plate so this was good too.
|Penuneng (Php 150.00)|
Diniuguan longganisa or blood sausage made the Ilocano way. Served with vinegar dip.
This did not work for me since I do not eat Dinuguan but for the sake of adventure, I did have 2-3 small slices and it tasted ordinary for me.
|Rice on a wooden bowl. Very local.|
We ordered a bowl of Pancit Molo but we were not able to take a photo because we attacked it immediately. There was a typhoon that day so you can just imagine how welcoming the soup was. But I found it very ordinary in taste. I'm a bit biased on this because I grew up enjoying this hot soup because my mom makes it.
The serving sizes were a bit small but I believe that their food are served with great effort and love for the dishes itself. Our stomachs got filled up still though but I stand by my comment on the serving size.
I will give this a try in the near future to have their other dishes. Got to try that Bibingka cheesecake. Have.To.Try.
Alab by Chef Tatung
67 Scout Rallos St. (near Tomas Morato Ave.)
Sacred Heart, Quezon City
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