Café Nenzo: Where Delicious Meets Healthy. Bulacan’s Hidden Gem.

When In Manila, it’s fairly easy to find a place to dine. I currently reside in Taguig and there are a lot of places to go to. But recently, I had to go home to Bulacan to treat my dad for Fathers’ day. Good thing we found Café Nenzo.

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Located at the ground floor of Esperanza Mall along Mc Arthur Highway in Meycauayan, Café Nenzo invites guests with a very cozy and positive ambiance.

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I really felt comfortable at the restaurant because it gave me a feel of home. Café Nenzo is a great place for families, couples and small gatherings. Here, they even delight customers with a vast array of hearty meals. What’s better is that they offer a menu for vegetarian diners.

CN06Kani and Mango Salad – Php 110  

The Kani and Mango Salad is made from organic mixed greens with shredded crab sticks and diced mangoes served with mango mustard sauce. The crisp of the greens, the taste of crab, and the sweetness and acidity of the mangoes made this a refreshing salad.

CN07Nacho Grande with Trio Sauce – Php 135

CN08Thick Cut Fries with Duo Sauce – Php 125  

The Nacho Grande with Trio Sauce and Thick Cut Fries with Duo Sauce are also must tries and great for sharing. The nachos is served with beef and tomato salsa, cheese sauce, and creamy garlic dip. For the fries, I loved the dip it comes with. The fries itself is well seasoned but the special tomato sauce and melted cheese dip elevated the taste.

For all vegetarians out there, hooray for you! We tried out some of Café Nenzo’s vegetarian dishes and I can’t emphasize this enough, but I’m blown away with these dishes. I’m no vegetarian but I enjoyed trying them out.

And yes, these are really vegetarian dishes.

CN09Veggie Lechong Kawali – Php 200

The Veggie Lechong Kawali is actually made from soy protein and tapioca starch. I’m astounded when I first took a bite of the “meat” because its texture and taste resembles pork. Then dip it in native vinegar, instant bliss. I don’t know how they pulled it off because when I think of soy, I think of the white and squishy tokwa, not this brilliant dish. Kudos, Café Nenzo.

CN10Veggie Dinuguan – Php 150

The Veggie Dinuguan is a creative take on the classic Filipino delicacy. Wheat protein, tofu, and mushrooms were used for meat substitute, but what’s absolutely amazing about this dish is the sauce. The ususal dinuguan uses pork blood for its sauce and this produces the dark color. This dinuguan, however, uses black beans. Yeah, I know. Mind blown, right?

CN11Veggie Sisig Sizzler Ala Carte – Php 200

We saved their best vegetarian meal for last, the Veggie Sisig Sizzler. This sisig already made its way on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as a unique and innovative take on sisig. The dish is made from wheat protein, tofu, and mushrooms. They topped it with chicharon and egg. Oh right, the chicharon is made from tofu so it is still vegetarian.

Check out more of Café Nenzo’s amazing dishes on the next page


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