The Filipino Menu:
What better way to start a Filipino meal than having the Pork and Seafood Sinigang, made even better with Homemade Bagoong!
The consistency of the soup is very thick. I love the sourness and the generous portions of meat and seafood in it.
I haven’t had tilapia as crispy as theirs. Served with Mustard and Green Mango Salad and Bagoong Dressing, the fusion of Filipino flavors in every forkful is a delight. The veggies all taste so fresh, too.
Tita Moning’s Dinuguan with Puto and Chicken and Pork Adobo is a great combo!
Both Filipino favorites in one plate spell love. My friend says the dinuguan is to die for, one of the best dinuguan he has tasted! I liked the garlicky, tasteful adodo, and I loved it more because of the itlog ng pugo.
Before dessert, we were served Caramelized Saba Banana with Vermouth, Carabao Milk Cheese and Native Fruits in Season.
It’s a refreshing break from all of the flavors of the earlier dishes and felt light in the stomach.
Save the best for the last: this platter with Tita Moning’s Bread Pudding, Tita Moning’s Canonigo with a Duo of Pastry Cream and Fresh Fruit in Season and Homemade Fritters.
The sticky sweet Canonigo paired with the warm fritters sent me to dessert heaven. All set menus come with your choice of coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
You can also opt to have some wine to complete the fine dining experience. (Note: their water is pandan-flavored and so good, I wanted to take some home!)
For dessert, choose either the dalandan or calamansi wine. They go really well with their sweets.
After the whole La Cocina de Tita Moing experience, it felt so hard to bid goodbye to the place because we enjoyed being their Don and Donyas for a while. It’s one of the best dining experiences we ever had. A learning experience rich in history and beauty and excellent in food and service – what more could you ask for? If it’s a special celebration, put La Cocina de Tita Moning on top of your list and make a reservation right away (they do not accept walk-ins). We promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
La Cocina de Tita Moning
315 San Rafael Street, San Miguel, Manila