Sunday, September 7, 2014


If only the foreign blogger who ranted that she would never again eat in the Philippines knew where to eat then I'm sure she would have probably praised Filipino cuisine to the nth level

When one is looking for authentic regional cuisine, there is one restaurant one MUST go to: Tambayan sa Kanto.
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The name itself (chillout/hangout/standby in the corner) is a misnomer when you realize the classy ambiance of the place and excellent dishes they serve, all at very reasonable prices.

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tambayan sa kanto podium

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(this image is from Aki, thanks for the invite!)

They had a bloggers' night last August 24, 2014 and served us some of their bestsellers.


KBL (Kadyos, Baboy, Langka)
A quintessential Ilonggo favorite

KBL (Kadyos, Baboy, Langka)


Ensaladang Filipino
Grilled Eggplant,Tomatoes, Onions, Green Mango and Shrimp Paste

Ensaladang Filipino


Chicharon Liempo
Marinated spiced pork belly. Deep fried to obtain that perfect crunch

Chicharon Liempo


Crispy Tadyang ng Baka
Selected beef ribs fried to perfection
Crispy Tadyang ng Baka

Coconut Crusted Prawns
Served with their homemade chutney dip

Coconut Crusted Prawns

Roasted Garlic Chicken
Spiced and roasted with garlic

Roasted Garlic Chicken

Baked tilapia with laing
Fish and vegetable lovers' favorite

Baked tilapia with laing

Crispy bagnet
Served with Ilocano style KBL- Kamatis/Bagoong/Lasona (Tomatoes/Balayan Fish Anchovy/Spring Onions)
The owner herself prepares this as she is very hands-on with the operations. The meat is cured/marinated for 3 weeks!



Turon Halo-Halo
Your favorite halo-halo in a turon
Turon Halo-Halo

Leche Flan
Egg custard topped with macapuno strings

Leche Flan

I asked for a green mango and chocolate shake. So refreshing!

chocolate, and a green mango shake

'Tis a one stop place. After a proper dinner, if one wishes so, one can smoke or drink beer in the secluded area.
tambayan sa kanto hangout

Invited bloggers with the beautiful and gracious hostess, Ms. Margaret Estreegan.

tsk owner margaret estreegan

I don't really eat pork often and I only imagine bubble gum at the sight of white fat, but I actually liked their pork dishes- maybe it's in the quality or the freshness of the meat and the way it was cooked.

My Top 3 favorites were the must try bagnet, of course,  coconut crusted prawns with chutney and chicharon liempo.  No other restaurant serves that good a bagnet and chutney.

To be very honest, all the foods they served us was delicious. If it's not, I would not say so. This is definitely the place where you can bring your balikbayans or foreign friends and family. And us Filipinos should be patronizing what is inherently OURS. Buy Pinoy, buy local, as they say!

Well deserved! The National Product Quality Excellence Awards for Best Authentic Filipino Cuisine.

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They do not serve fusion cuisine as is the fad nowadays, but they chose to stick to the original recipes of our  ancestors and retain the truly Filipino tastebud.

My restaurant review would not be complete if I did not mention the restroom. They have a clean and complete with the basic amenities comfort room for both their first and second floor.

For authentic regional Filipino cuisine, visit Tambayan sa Kanto at Unit 107, Ground Floor. The Podium Mall, ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

Open Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM, Friday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Call  +632-4779045 / +632-5461888 for reservations.
Dial 2121212 (TwoAnyOne Delivery) or text <ORDER> to 0918-2121212 and an agent will call you back.
They are also open for catering and other functions.

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