Kam’s Roast at SM Megamall

We were at Kam’s Roast in SM Megamall last weekend. Kam’s Roast is a Michelin-starred restaurant popular for their roast goose. However, importing of goose from China is not allowed for health reasons, so Kam’s Roast is offering roast duck, instead of goose, in the Philippines.

The resto’s interior was so posh we couldn’t help having our picture taken during our visit!

As we were quite in a hurry to watch a movie, we ordered what we thought wouldn’t take long to prepare: their Single Roast on Rice meals. We asked for two orders of Roast Duck Rice and one order of Crispy Roast Pork Rice.

Roast Duck Rice, Php320

Roast Duck Rice is steamed white rice with roast duck, roast duck gravy, and stir-fried bok choy with plum sauce on the side. I wouldn’t normally eat the roast duck skin (as I already have enough bad cholesterol in my body), but for this day, I made an exception. I ate everything on my plate, leaving nothing but duck bones. The tender roast duck with soft, rather than crispy skin, was a delight to the palate! The sweet plum sauce also nicely complemented the delicious, smoky taste of the roast duck.

Crispy Roast Pork Rice, Php300

Looks appetizing, eh? This Crispy Roast Pork Rice with mustard wasabi sauce actually tasted as good as it looked. Our 12-year-son fully enjoyed it even without the sauce. It already tasted good on its own, and the skin was so crispy you wouldn’t want to stop biting into it. The only downside to it is that it has lots of fats, which is a big no-no for me, but A-okay for the young/healthier ones every once in a while. Try it. I’m sure you’ll love it, too!

Homemade Barley (Cold), Php70

While father and son went for their usual beverages (Coke and iced tea), I chose to pair my lunch with a healthy drink, Homemade Barley (drink on the right). It’s slightly sweet with a taste that reminded me of rice water or am but without the grassy flavor of barley. I requested for a cold one, but this glass didn’t have ice in it.

Overall, we enjoyed our hurried lunch at Kam’s Roast, and we’re looking forward to savoring their other appetizing dishes very soon.

Kam’s Roast
3/F Mega Fashion Hall
SM Megamall
Mandaluyong City

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Pamana Restaurant in Tagaytay

It was our first time to set foot in Pamana Restaurant last April 18, and it definitely won’t be the last! Can’t wait to try their other appetizing dishes as we only got to sample a few when we visited. Pamana Restaurant is a sister company of Barrio Fiesta and part of the Happy Concept Group owned and operated by Chef Happy Ylagan Ongpauco-Tiu. Happy is the daughter of former actress Liberty Ilagan and the cousin of movie personality Heart Evangelista.

Because it was our first time to dine at Pamana, we really didn’t know what to order. We actually had to ask the waitstaff for their recommendations. We ended up having two of their appetizers (Pampanga’s Sizzling Sisig at Aligue and Crispy Adobong Pusit Calamares), Nilagang Bulalo, plus Sizzling Pancit Ivatan for take-out.

Pampanga’s Sizzling Sisig at Aligue, Php330

The presentation alone is already a winner! Pampanga’s Sizzling Sisig at Aligue has everything a pork sisig lover wants: chopped pig’s face/ears with lots of onions and spring onions, chilli peppers, crushed chicharon, egg, and mayonnaise. Wait, there’s more, that one particular ingredient that made it more special and unique. This particular type of sisig is served with ginisang aligue (sauteed crab fat), which makes it more sinfully delicious. Our 12-year-old son ate lots of rice with this!

Crispy Adobong Pusit Calamares, Php335

This Crispy Adobong Pusit Calamares is a winner, too! It’s actually my and hubby’s favorite dish from the ones we ordered. It was really crispy outside and delightfully tender and flavorful inside. We finished everything up to the last squid tentacle! Our son Justin, who “claims” he’s allergic to squid, tried it upon my prodding, and he loved it as well! We’ll definitely have this again.

Nilagang Bulalo (Small), Php390

And because we’re in Tagaytay, it’s customary for us to order bulalo. Pamana’s Nilagang Bulalo didn’t disappoint in terms of taste and meat tenderness, but it looks kinda plain. I would have wanted more vegetables in my bulalo, too.

We also ordered Sizzling Pancit Ivatan to go and gave it as pasalubong to my folks in Cavite. It’s pancit canton with dried pork adobo and egg toppings, served with adobo sauce and tuba.

At the lobby of Pamana, you’ll see these lovely chinawares, which are actually for sale. I’ve learned from reading articles about Chef Happy that she is an avid collector of plates and dinnerware. Her wide collection of plates was actually one of the reasons that prompted her to venture into dining services apart from her successful restaurant business.

So how was our first time at Pamana? It was great!

Pamana Restaurant
Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway
Tagaytay City
(near The Boutique Bed & Breakfast)
Phone: (046) 413-2461
Mobile: 0922-8592703
Email: inquiry@happyconceptgroup.com

Website: https://www.pamanarestaurant.com/

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Indulge in Some Keto Bites at Marco Polo’s Café Pronto

Great news for all keto fanatics out there! Marco Polo’s Café Pronto offers delightful keto-friendly desserts that will satisfy your sweet cravings without the guilt. You can have a Keto Cheesecake and Keto Chocolate Cake for only Php285. You can also enjoy their keto bread, which is best paired with black bulletproof coffee upon request.

Clockwise: Keto Bread, Keto Cheesecake, and Keto Chocolate Cake

Enjoy rewarding sweet treats without regret at Café Pronto. Located on the Ground Floor of the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, Cafe Pronto is open daily from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. For inquiries or advanced orders, please call (632) 720-7720.

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