CKB Center, Tomas Morato corner Scout Rallos, Quezon City, Philippines
Just near Timog circle lies Kalye Juan, a Filipino restaurant that is open until wee hours. I just got off a weekly late-night conference call and I haven’t eaten dinner. So as not to rush closing time, this place was perfect for dinner.
With the tagline “Pagkaing Pinoy.. Mga Paborito ni Juan Dela Cruz”, you already know that everything is sooo pinoy. I was just too hungry that I wanted to order almost everything I saw on the menu ahhaha! But I know I can’t, so we just ordered 2 dishes, 1 fried rice and drinks! Ended up sooooooo full but satisfied!
We ordered the ff.:
- Sisig sa Kalye (Php 150)
Typical Filipino dish: chopped grilled pork with fresh onions, chicken liver & fresh chili pepper. Nothing special IMHO. We requested it to be toasted more. I do think that it’s not something we will remember Kalye Juan for.
- Adobong Kangkong (Php 110)
This one was just cooked perfectly! It was very tasty. I especially liked that they chopped the kangkong stems into smaller ones w/c made it easier to eat. The shrimps were the perfect topping for the dish w/ garlic.
- Bagoong Rice (Php 110)
I don’t know if I was too hungry or what but I think I like Kalye Juan’s version of bagoong rice over Thailand restaurants’ version of it. Every piece of rice bit tasted like bagoong & w/ onion leeks combined, it was just heaven! I loved eating this w/ adobong kangkong.
- Guinilu sa Kalye (Php 50)
I was like saying this phrase over and over during dinner “this drink is just delicious… ang sarap!”. Indeed it was. This is Kalye Juan’s Guinilu. It is a must order!! It’s crushed ice w/ condensed milk, jelly & sago. Wow! It was just yummy! One comment for the owners, please change the straw to a bigger one 😉
Two straight days of pigging out! hahaha! I’m really so full! I can’t even breathe well because I feel that food is already upto my throat :P:P It’s beginning to be a habit. I have to stop this!!
Pig-out pictures here.