During the holidays and the shopping (for others) month getting a decent meal was never been a priority for us. We would always end up getting lunch when it’s nearly dinner time. Probably we were more eager to delight our eyes on never ending sale rather than our tummies with warm and delicious dishes. And the succeeding dining experience happened out of the blue.
In one of our trips to Paseo de Sta. Rosa before Christmas, we try out a new resto. Well, for me it was a new-found dining place while my sister had spent most of her lunches probably on its branch near her Makati office, hehehe. 🙂 We were famished by all the walking and shopping, and waiting that time wasn’t an option, so, we picked the place because it was less crowded and the seats seemed to be comfortable. 🙂
I’ve been hearing about Kanin Club ever since I started blogging in 2008 but I never had the chance to check it out even though I read good reviews about it. Perhaps because the resto offers “lutong-bahay” dishes, I was afraid that I might get dissatisfied and end up comparing it with my Nanay’s cooking at home. Forgive me but we tend to do that most of the time when dining out in a classic Pinoy resto. Anyway, because we already found a comfortable seat in one corner we keep mum while waiting to be offered with anything.
As everyone got busy checking what to order, I noticed the table embellishment, it’s like our capiz windows back in Cavite –set in with a glass table top.
And the interior of the resto has a vintage look, from its wooden flooring to glass doors and windowpane. I love every detail of it plus those batibot chairs (no photo) placed outside. I really long to have that set of batibot chairs and table soon, kelan kaya un soon. 🙂
Back to our table, my sister almost did the ordering part because I only wanted to sample their dinuguan.
Crispy Liempo. Light and crunchy pork belly strips ready for dipping in three kinds of sauce. I suddenly remember the crispy bacon I had over my birthday weekend, it tasted more like it.
Crispy Tenga. Crispy pork ears. Don’t knock ’em, ’till you’ve tried ’em! Well, I had to admit it’s good but nothing can beat Talyer’s cooking of these piggy ears.
Crispy Dinuguan. Their most copied signature dish! Pork heavenly deep-fried to a crisp then set in a semi-dry stew of pork blood. Proven to have convinced non-dinuguan eaters to like the dish. There’s no doubt it tasted good and crispy and it’s quite unique.
Bangus sa Miso. Milkfish soup flavored with fermented soybean paste. A simple soup that tastes rich. This was the breaker of our fatty and very sinful pork dishes.
We ended our meal with an order of Turon ala mode. It isn’t your ordinary banana fritters because it has purple yam, monggo and macapuno inside. Yum!
The prices at Kanin Club may not sound cheap but with its big serving you will find out it’s still worth your money. I will certainly give this resto a second visit once we’re back in Paseo.
P.S. We pass over ordering their famous fried rice however, we enjoy their All You Kanin, hehehe.
Paseo De Sta.Rosa
Sta. Rosa City, Laguna