After Jane treated us at The Frazzled Cook it was Mila’s turn and she chose Romulo Cafe in Quezon City. There are a lot of restaurants I’ve never tried in the Tomas Morato area and I was excited to try a new Filipino restaurant.
We ordered the unique Pinoy nachos made with sweet potato and taro chips and topped with melted kesong puti (native white cheese), keso de bola (edam cheese) and tomatoes. It was good but some of the chips were very soggy. I wish they put more sauce and cheese on it.
pinoy nachos P85
We unanimously agreed to order the boneless crispy pata binagoongan. I was curious how it would turn out. The crispy pata was indeed crispy and the meat was tender and flavorful. The bagoong or shrimp paste wasn’t very salty and it was sauteed with lots of tomatoes and onions and poured on top of the crispy pata. It was a very good combination.
boneless crispy pata binagoongan P625
I’ve read praises about the kare kare from other blogs so my expectation was pretty high. It was just ok for me. Nothing out of this world. Mila and Jane were the perfect people to eat kare kare with. Mila ate only the veggies while Jane chose all the tripe and I wanted the ox tail only. The problem was I didn’t find any ox tail. All there was were chunks of beef. That was quite disappointing.
Tito Greg’s Kare Kare P385
The Romulo Cafe is a very popular restaurant. We were there on a week night and the place was packed. The food was a bit average although there were some that stood out specifically the crispy pata binagoongan. I would go back to try some other food in the menu. I’ll just avoid the desserts.
32 Scout Tuason corner Dr. Lazcano
Tomas Morato, Quezon City