Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Laguna Mabuhay Philippine Restaurant

Returning for some more unique Filipino fare at Laguna Mabuhay. Earlier entry: August 20, 2013.

Meaty soul food: Bicol Express, a simple but satisfyingly comforting combo of spicy pork with chilies & coconut milk. Tastes like pleasant home-cooked fare.

Bistek Tagalog, fried beef with onions & soy sauce. Not mind-blowing, but palate-pleasing.

Pork Menudo, a stew flavoured with pig liver (tasty!), made wholesome with tomatoes & other veggies.

Need more liver? Try the Kalderata chicken (RM15), the epitome of home-made stew, featuring fowl cooked with carrots, potatoes & hot peppers in tomato sauce laced with a lovable liver spread.

Something simpler but still satisfying: Halabos na hipon (RM30), fresh prawns sauteed with salt, oil & a splash of soda.

Tinolang Manok, a gingery chicken soup, light & a little peppery, fairly mild-tasting.

Leche Flan, essentially creme caramel. Sweet & custard-smooth, an enjoyable finish.

Laguna Mabuhay,
3, Jalan Gereja, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily through 9:30pm


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24 comments:

  1. The food looked really delicious.

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  2. Chicken with liver spread? Hmmm I wonder how it tastes. :)

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    1. CK: heh, the liver flavour makes the recipe taste creamier and meatier, I think :D

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    2. Devilishly, liverishly good? Hehe.

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    3. Kenny: heavenly, lovely liver :D

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  3. We only have their Philippine pork leg here. I sure would love to try whatever else they have to offer.

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    1. Suituapui: i'm game for pork leg any day! and yeah, there sure is a wide spectrum of dishes in Filipino cuisine =)

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  4. Hi Sean, wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year! All the best for the Yr of the Horse. Have a great reunion dinner with your family tonight.

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    1. Baby Sumo: thank you! hope you and hubby and the kids have a galloping good dinner too! =)

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  5. Ahh nice...Filipino food is generally very agreeable ... these look like delish home-cooked dishes. Don't have that many such restaurants around here, so this is a good find! Gong Xi Fa Cai, Sean!

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    1. Pureglutton: yeah, you're right, it really would be nice to see more Filipino restaurants around, even if they'll never be able to balance out the thai and Indonesian restaurants =) thanks! wishing you and your family a happy celebration too =)

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  6. All that with rice I assume? Like chap fun/tai chow! ;)

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, yes, they serve a tasty garlic rice here :D

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  7. looks quite like chinese food...
    sean wish you happy chinese new year ..
    huatt ahhhhh

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    1. Simple Person: ya, I think customers who enjoy Chinese food would find it easy to enjoy Filipino food ... thank you... wishing you and your wife a safe and pleasant celebration with your new baby! :D

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  8. The creme caramel looks good! Happy CNY to you and your family Sean! Gong Hei Gong Hei! :)

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    1. Ken: ya, it was a simple, sweet and satisfactory finish to the meal =) thank you, and I hope you and your loved ones in penang have a great celebration too! =)

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  9. I had the pork kalderata here last time. Very hearty and flavourful !

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    1. Aud: sounds good! i liked the chicken kaldereta too :)

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  10. Yummy! Was here a couple of weeks back. Delicious...our new maid was such a happy girl when we brought her there.

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    1. Missyblurkit: yay! i bet she'll be happy to revisit too! :)

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