Restaurant Review: Kalye Juan

Published on November 05, 2009

We have been passing by Kalye Juan for months but never had the guts to try it. I remember a story of an ex-officemate who got sick after eating Kalye Juan’s sisig. But Boyet persistently convinced me to check it out and just stay away from their sisig.

Kalye Juan offers Filipino food. Perceiving from the name itself, they offer foods that are readily available on the streets anywhere in the Philippines.

While waiting for our orders, a saucer of fish cracker was served to us. You can never go wrong with fish crackers especially when dipped in spicy vinegar.

Kalye Juan's fish crackerFish Crackers (Free)

A big bowl of hot Sinigang na Bangus was perfect to warm our empty stomachs. There was a liberal amount of vegetables such as eggplant, kangkong, okra and sitaw that came with my favorite bangus belly. The soup was just a little too sour causing me tooth-edge pain.

Kalye Juan's Sinigang na BangusSinigang na Bangus Php210

Next to arrive was the Bagoong Lechon Kawali. Well, it was just a plain lechon kawali topped with a sweet and spicy bagoong. It was a different approach to the conventional lechon kawali which we normally dip either in ketchup or the infamous Mang Tomas’ Sarsa ng Lechon.

Kalye Juan's Bagoong Lechon KawaliBagoong Lechon Kawali Php155

We finished the day without feeling sick. Was I satisfied? No. The street carinderias are far better and cheaper than Kalye Juan.


Kalye Juan
Level 2 Tastebuds
Robinsons Place Manila
Pedro Gil cor. Adriatico St. Ermita
Manila

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