VICTORINO'S Restaurant Quezon CitySunday, October 27, 2013
Mama & Papa's Anniversary at Victorino's Restaurant
I've passed by this restaurant for a number of times since it opened last March of this year and now I got to finally experience it on the celebration of my Mama and Papa's 33rd Anniversary.
Victorino's Restaurant is an old house that was transformed into a restaurant located at the corner of 11th Jamboree and Sct Rallos where they serve authentic Ilocano cuisines which was just in time for our upcoming Ilocos road trip this holiday weekend.
The place is a semblance of an old Ilocano house where you can see interiors of old furniture and antique pieces to recreate the ambience of an Ilocos home.
|Ilocano products of blankets, hats, mortar & pestle, etc|
The menu was a mix of Filipino cuisines but mostly Ilocano dishes, and since we want to experience what Ilocano dishes taste like we ordered the following...
Pako Salad | P195
Pako fern topped with egg, shrimps, tomatoes and vinaigrette
A refreshing salad that is light and yummy.
Vegetables boiled in bagoong or fish sauce
If you want a Filipino soup dish other than sinigang or nilaga I suggest you to try this one.
Beef Kaldereta ala Virginia | P380
Beef stew in rich liver sauce
One of their bestsellers and I agree. The meat is soft and the sauce is perfect (p.s you can't resist eating rice when you order this one)
|Beef Kaldereta ala Virginia|
Adobo nga Baby Pusit | P290
It was your usual adobong pusit but nothing really amazing.
|Adobo nga Baby Pusit|
Bagnet | P320
Lechon Kawali Ilocos is famous for with KBL (Kamatis, Bagoong & Lasona)
My Papa insisted on ordering this one even if we just had lechon kawali 2 days ago. Bagnet is a must try when you're here. The skin is oh so crispy and meat is really good, the difference between bagnet and lechon kawali is the sauce. The regular lechon kawali's sauce is the liver sauce but Bagnet's sauce is a lot different, they call it KBL or kamatis/tomatoes, Bagoong/fish sauce and Lasona/onions.
Fried Garlic Chicken Fillet | P220Fried boneless chicken with garlic gravy
This one was ordered by Mike since he prefers to eat chicken. It was tasty but it was not really boneless- the wing and leg part have bones and when we asked the wait staff, the boneless parts were the thigh and breast only.
|Fried Garlic Chicken Fillet|
The dishes were satisfying & filling. I'm glad that we celebrated an important occasion here.
Never leave this restaurant without ordering one of their cakes by Chef Heny Sison and because we are all dessert lovers we ordered three slices of different kinds...
Mango Chocolate Tort | P220
Layers of thick cashew meringue filled & frosted with rich buttercream and roasted cashew nuts
Old Fashion Chocolate Cake | P160
Moist chocolate cake filled with mocha cream filling frosted with slow-cooked chocolate fudge icing
Red Velvet Cake | P180
Red chocolate butter cake filled and frosted with cream cheese buttercream frosting
We asked the wait staff to put an anniversary greeting which they gladly accommodated :)
|three slices of delectable cakes by Chef Heny Sison|
The cakes were to die for, it was not my first time to taste the Mango Chocolate Tort so I know it was delish. The Red Velvet and Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake were equally good as well!
|Happy Stripes Day!|
You can also buy Ilocos delicacies that you might want to take home.
|Chili Powder, Vinegar, Nuts, Noodles|
Or buy Chef Heny's products.
|Chef Heny Sison's Mango Jam|
A restaurant of simple yet comforting Filipino dishes with extraordinary dessert choices. This place is perfect for family gatherings with your Lolos, Lolas, Titos and Titas. :)