Restaurant Review: Leslie's Restaurant

Published on August 04, 2009

Boyet, Erlie, Aubrey and I were supposed to go to Tagaytay for two reasons: food trip and zipline adventure. Though it took us almost three hours to get to Tagaytay, we were just in time for lunch.

Erlie suggested we try out Leslie’s restaurant. We took a tricycle from Olivarez to get there.

Aubrey: O may Leslie’s naman pala sa Alabang e dumayo pa tayo dito?
Erlie: Hindi maibibigay sa inyo ng Leslie’s Alabang ang view ng Taal.

Now you know what kind of a riot it is when we are all together.

We followed Erlie’s lead when she led us into the restaurant through the hanging bridge. When we got there, I was a little disappointed because the fog didn’t let us see the view of Taal. We started teasing Erlie that we should have just eaten at Leslie’s Alabang instead.

Tagaytay trip is never complete without trying out bulalo. It comes in a huge bowl so I had to take home the leftovers. I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the bulalo because it was topped with the vegetables. I apologize for the photos because I still don’t know how to use my SLR camera. :(

Bulalo Special Php550

Boyet decided to order Yang Chow. There wasn’t anything extraordinary with their Yang Chow but it was fine. I just loved how the vegetables added color to the plain rice.

Yang Chow (Family) Php299

Erlie requested we try their baked mussels. There was a generous amount of cheese that topped the mussels which made me want to finish everything.

Baked Mussels Php250

I chose Inihaw na Liempo from their menu but we had second thoughts since we already ordered for bulalo. So the waiter suggested we try their sizzling pusit. It turned out to be a big disappointment and I regretted the fact that I was persuaded to choose it over Inihaw na Liempo. I felt as if my teeth were falling off when I started to chew it. Each of us just had a piece and we had to spit it out.

Sizzling Pusit Php299

Aubrey and Boyet saw something from the table beside us and started arguing whether it was “tuyo” or not. To end the curiosity, Boyet asked the waiter and we found out that it was “tawilis”. Because of our frustration with the sizzling pusit, we decided to try out the fried tawilis. It was a consolation and far better than the sizzling pusit. It goes well with vinegar.

Fried Tawilis Php230

Since the weather was not on our side, we were not able to have the second planned carried out.

We just stayed at one of the huts outside the restaurant and started laughing about anything under the sun, or should I say under the rain. I told them that we traveled all the way to Tagaytay just to laugh when we can laugh all we want in SM Manila, our tambayan aside from Robinson’s Place Ermita during our college days.

Did I enjoy it even if we just went there to have lunch? Definitely! I miss laughing with the girls. Our short trip clearly defines what our friendship is all about. It doesn’t matter whether plans do not go out well as long as you are with the right company. :) :) :)

Leslie's Restaurant
Tagaytay Food Fiesta Park
Aguinaldo Highway, Silang Crossing West, Tagaytay City

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