Published on October 27, 2014
Aubrey and I went to a blogger event over the weekend. She tagged along my cute inaanak, Skye, while my dear husband was our official driver for the day. The event, which I will tell you more on a separate post, was held at The Podium. Prior to the event, the three (and a half) of us decided to have lunch first. It was my first time at The Podium so I didn’t have a single clue of what restaurants are inside the mall. The horrible traffic that we had to endure just to get there didn’t help with our decision-making. Aubrey trusts me so well when it comes to food so she just agreed when I spotted Tambayan Sa Kanto.
We scanned the menu which was placed outside the restaurant, and we were immediately convinced to give it a try. I was expecting the interiors to be rugged to stand by its name. Sa Kanto kasi kaya akala ko may mga basag na bote ng beer tapos ‘yung bangko ng tambay ang upuan! Haha! But a homey and a bit classy kind of tambayan welcomed us.
Tambayan sa Kanto serves Filipino dishes. You’ll get the usual dishes that your mom prepares for dinner, and also the Filipino specialties from different parts of the country like bagnet, dinakdakan and bulalo. And judging by its menu (and the name itself), it serves some of the infamous street food.
I was with a breastfeeding mother and a husband who can’t eat without sipping a hot soup so we had Sinigang na Pork Ribs. We were so surprised when it was served to us. It came in a big
pot palangana! Pwedeng maglaba sa laki! Haha! Good thing about it, though, is that it came with a built-in flame to keep the soup hot.
We also got their pork sisig, which according to the menu, is one of their bestseller dishes. I am very particular with pork sisig probably because 1) I have eaten a lot of really tasty pork sisig, and 2) my mom’s pork sisig is so delicious that it can compete with those from #1. TSK’s sisig is good, but it failed to sweep me off my feet. It has a hint of sweetness, and the meat didn’t have the crunch that I usually get from grilled pork ears. Maybe these two are the reasons why it didn’t suit my picky palates.
Aside from the good food, service at Tambayan sa Kanto is fast and very efficient, too!
Tambayan Sa Kanto
Ground Floor, The Podium,
ADB Avenue, Ortigas Centre,