Whenever my friends or relatives come home from the United States they always want to eat Filipino food. I usually bring them to Fely J or Abe. I can’t think of other good Filipino restaurants until I remembered Bangus.
The restaurant’s name, Bangus or milkfish is one of the most favorite fish in the Philippines. It’s notorious for having so much bones. Thankfully, deboning bangus has been perfected. Bangus is a very versatile fish and can be cooked in a hundred and one ways. And that’s what this restaurant is famous for.
My cousin has never tried sisig so we ordered it. I’m not a big fan of sisig so I can’t judge how good this was. Pork sisig was made famous when Anthony Bourdain featured it in his show the Philippine edition of “No Reservations.” Pork sisig is made up of pig’s cheeks, nose and ears. Doesn’t sound appetizing huh? Don’t let the ingredients put you off from trying it. It’s the most popular appetizer in the Philippines when drinking beer. Even Anthony Bourdain declared it “the best!”
pork sisg P195
The best part of the bangus is the belly that’s why this dish is called prime cut. This was a simple dish served on a sizzling plate and topped with onions. A good squeeze of calamansi and a quick dip in patis is how we ate it.
bangus prime cut (milkfish belly) P280
They also had kare kareng bangus but this time we stuck to the classic ox tail. My cousins were fascinated because the ox tail still had the skin on. I just found out that the ox tail sold in the United States were all skinless. Where’s the fun in that? The kare kare was very good. The 3 pieces of ox tail were very tender and the sauce was rich and peanutty.
kare kareng buntot (ox tail peanut stew) P425
I’m so happy I rediscovered Bangus. There’s’ nothing fancy with the food. It’s all just good, home cooked Filipino food. Just the way we liked it. It’s a place where you definitely have to bring your guests to enjoy a wide range of Filipino food cooked the traditional way.
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1st Level, M1, Quezon City
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