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Today on Pepper Eats: Some Vigan Longganisa Pizza and Mamou Steak

April 6, 2019

Honey Citrus Chicken from Bon Chon Chicken (PHP 645 for the Team Bon Chon package; includes 8 Honey Citrus Chicken Chops, Jap Chae, four servings of rice, 1.5 liter of Pepsi, and two crepes as side dishes)

Gela

Location: University Mall, Taft Avenue

Gela says: “I didn’t taste much of the honey citrus on the fried chicken skin. The flavoring didn’t have the zesty zing I was after. The chicken chops were also too thin as meat slices. Thankfully the Jap Chae was there as a flavor extender. Better to order the soy garlic for more mmph to your bite.”

Rating: 4/10

Angus Ribeye USDA Prime Grade Steak from Mamou, Too! (PHP 1,780)

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Location: Rockwell, Makati

Kat says: “Steak at Mamou is always good, although this one was teeny tiny  bit more cooked than the medium I requested. That didn’t stop me from scooping the grease over my steak and eating the crisped-up bits of fat, though.”

Rating: 7/10

Panna Cotta con Lampone from Carpaccio Ristorante Italiano (PHP 280)

Lars

Location: Yakal St., Makati

Lars says: “Though it’s a little pricey for such a tiny dessert, I still find myself coming back to Carpaccio again and again just for another, admittedly minuscule and soon-gone, bite.”

Rating: 8.88/10

Mul Naengmyun from Jang Ga Nae (PHP 250)

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Location: BF Homes, Parañaque

Meya says: “Ever since I saw an episode of the Kimchi Chronicles featuring this then-unknown-to-me concoction, I was determined to have it. Most Korean places in the metro seem to veer mostly towards Korean barbeque, but I finally found a place that serves the elusive mul naengmyun. A cold dish made of buckwheat noodles, egg, beef, vegetables, and a slick of spicy gochujang, it’s like cold soba on crack. Pour over an ice-cold vinegary white kimchi broth, and it’s seriously a transcendent experience. This version is not as stellar as some I’ve had before, but it’s the best dish to cool you down this summer.”

Rating: 8/10

Peanut Butter Cookie Pie from Family Mart (PHP 49)

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Location: Glorietta, Makati

Mia says: “Love at first chomp, but its sweetness gets overwhelming halfway through the cookie. Have a cup of black coffee or milk to help cut the sugar crash. For best results, have the cookie heated and enjoy the chocolate filling dripping on your fingers as you dig in. Omnomnom away.”

Rating: 8/10

Vigan Longganisa Pizza from Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel (PHP 320)

Mikka

Location: La Union

Mikka says: “I tried this pizza on varying sober levels and it was always and consistently topnotch in taste. Though the ambiance of the place was a huge factor, the ingredients were allocated in just the right amounts to get that full-on peppery longganisa flavor, while touching on hints of basil, cheese, and capers. Have them fold in some fresh garlic into the crust before popping it in the oven.”

Rating: 9/10

Paella de Mariscos from Patio Vera (PHP 495)

Nico

Location: Marikina

Nico says: “The rice felt more like a risotto than a paella. I suspect they just mixed in ready cooked rice with a tomato based sauce and then chucked in all the seafood and meat. This theory accounts for the missing tutong or burnt paella on the pan’s surface. Still, it didn’t taste bad and there was plenty of mussels and shrimp.”

Rating: 5.6/10

Gen San from FeLix (PHP 325)

Serna

Location: G/F, Greenbelt 5, Ayala, Makati

Serna says: “A clean, no-frills take on the popular spicy tuna dish. The fresh tuna chunks did justice to the dish’s moniker as the said province’s flagship produce, and were dressed with the right amount of mayonnaise, wasabi, and alfalfa sprouts. The salad greens were coated with an aromatic, tart-sweet sesame dressing and their leafy textures were a perfect foil to the raw fish.”

Rating: 10/10

What are your thoughts about Mamou’s steak? Sound off in the comments section below!

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One response to “Today on Pepper Eats: Some Vigan Longganisa Pizza and Mamou Steak”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    Mamou. Mamou. Mmm, Mamou. Been there once, definitely will go back. Haven’t tried Too, though…

    I tried Grace Park (I know, I know, but they’re related) and it was fine. Just fine 😉

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