Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Siga Siga's

August 19, 2014

Lechon Kawali: Deep fried pork belly - 2

J's comment > meat portion borderline dry but not quite there; still a lot of fat left; loved the sauce it came with but preferred the sauce just w the rice - didn't really do anything for the pork belly

Crispy Pata: Deep fried pig trotter (large) - 2

J's comment > similar to the pork belly above but this had the extra collagen texture between the skin and the meat; as w the above, meat was borderline dry; skin was crisp but more chewy

Grilled chicken leg (double) - 2

J's comment > meat was (again) borderline dry... flavor was kinda like a very light bbq honey sauce; according to the owner/cher/menu this was their signature item

Pancit guisado: Sauteed rice noodles - 2

J's comment > dry noodles; good flavor but could be stronger

Tomato salad - 2

J's comment > essentially just tomatoes, but the vinaigrette that it was tossed it made is just a smidgen less boring

#9 Crab curry w rice - 2

J's comment > a whole crab! a really good deal for a whole crab if you're not picky (like me) about freshest seafood; curry flavor was definitely unique - I can't quite put my finger on it but not a fan of this curry, not that there was anything wrong w it, I just didn't like it

#2 Eschabecheng Tilapia: Sweet and sour tilapia - 2

J's comment > fish was cooked well and texture was passable but it smelled slightly 'fishy', definitely not the freshest fish out of the tank, most probably purchased frozen and then defrosted to cook (I don't have a problem w this, but you gotta make it tasty!); sauce was... weird... definitely more sour than sweet 

Housemade halo halo: Shaved ice, evaporated milk, boiled sweet beans, jello and fruits - 2

J's comment > decent portions of ingredients in almost equal ratio that mixed well; most notable was this 'mystery' ingredient that tasted like corn, but had a brittle texture not unlike the kernels from popcorn

Sticky rice cake - 2

J's comment > dense; reminiscent of the sticky rice base of the Chinese version of '8 treasure rice' without the treasures


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Extra Comment
A real 'mom n pop' shop, the pop took our order and served us, and the mom cooked at the back (though the pop did help). As we were a party of 8, we practically took up the whole restaurant (really tiny place, more for catering and to go than eating in). The rice that most of these dishes came with were all just piled into two really large serving bowls.

Labels: broadway, filipino

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