It’s my first time at UP Town Center and since I’ve been craving for aligue rice for a long time already, the aligue rice on Crisostomo’s menu caught my eye. Crisostomo is a Filipino restaurant named after the protagonist of Jose Rizal’s novel, Noli Me Tangere. When we went to Crisostomo, the place was full and we have to wait for around 10 minutes for a vacant table.
Here is a picture of their Taba ng Talangka (Php 365.00) or more known as aligue rice. We felt a little guilty eating it but it’s only once in a while right? My boyfriend promised that he’ll exercise after eating this. XD
On the other hand, the Sinang Con Laing (Php 225.00) is what really boosted our appetite. Its top is covered with a thick coconut sauce. So far, this is the best laing I’ve tasted here in Manila. Its taste is almost similar to the one I’ve tasted at Bicol when I was still young. Just a trivia: Laing is a Filipino dish which originated in Bicol. It is also known as natong in Bicol.
The Ka Plaridel (Php 325.00), which is a fried pla-pla with some stuff on it’s center, is okay. Boyfriend loves it. It has a good presentation but it taste ordinary for me.
To summarize, my boyfriend and I enjoyed having our dinner here. Although the place is a bit crowded, we find the food good and appetizing. Their prices also vary. While I find some of their dishes quite expensive, there are also others which are more affordable like the ones we ordered.
Unit B231 & B232 UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City (Map)
(02) 622 5347 / (0917) 8371346
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