My family went to a dinner hosted by one of our closest family friends in order to celebrate a birthday and to “honor” our relatives from Taiwan and the U.S. I rarely get to have dinners outside on weekdays, so this was a real treat! 🙂
They brought us to Ang Bistro sa Remedios (or Bistro Remedios) to enjoy some Filipino dishes. The place was really nice, as it used to be an old house which was converted to a restaurant. Ang Bistro sa Remedios belongs to the LJC Group, which also operates Lorenzo’s Way and Fely J’s in Greenbelt and Abe in Trinoma (among others).
We let our hosts decide on which items to order for dinner. I’m not kidding when I tell you that we had so much food on the table since almost everything came in two servings! Here’s a quick run-through of the items we had:
The meal started with three appetizers: One of them was this serving of Sinute na Baby Pusit, which a lot of people enjoyed very much. A number of my aunts and my Dad were discussing on how this dish was probably cooked. Since my Dad’s side are mostly into cooking, that was really quite inevitable.
Another appetizer was the Crispy Crablets.
The last one was this serving of Gambas. This was pretty nice!
For the mains, we were served Knockout Knuckles, or simply put: the Crispy Pata (Deep fried pork knuckles). This was just so-so.
Here’s a shot of Bistro Remedios’ Tidtad, or dinuguan.
I was really happy when I heard them order this since I’m a fan of this spicy dish. Unfortunately, Bistro Remedios’ Gising-Gising was a letdown. 🙁
Another vegetable dish which they ordered was the Laing (Taro leaves and chili cooked in coconut milk).
The Begucan Babi, or Pork Binagoongan (pork in shrimp paste).
Binukadkad na Crispy Pla-Pla(Butterflied Fried Pla-Pla)
One of the highly recommended dishes was the Sugpo sa Aligue (Prawns in Crab Fat). We ordered 3 servings of this for our group of 10 individuals.
Since one of my uncles loves eating chicken, he requested we include Manok ala Pobre in our meal.
We were pretty full but we just couldn’t say no to some dessert! We ordered the Suman na may Mangga at Munggo sa Chocolate Eh!
(Glutinous Rice cooked in Coconut Milk with Ripe Mangoes inside and mung beans on top. Drizzle some hot chocolate on top and you’re in for a real treat!)
There were also two platters of Sari-Saring Prutas (Assorted Fresh Fruits) for those who weren’t into the suman and chocolate.
I tried to wash everything down with a glass of fresh Calamansi Juice, but it was just too sour for me. I had to trade my drink with Mom’s diet soda.
**Ang Bistro sa Remedios is located at 1911 M. Adriatico St., Remedios Circle Malate, Manila.