The Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna of Legazpi Village, Makati City
With almost 9 months of working in Makati, I'm starting to feel how monotonic the life here in the business district can be. Sights are becoming too familiar. Activities are becoming dull. And dining out is becoming less exciting. However, what gives vibrance back to all of these is when you see things, do stuff and dine out with awesome people who were once strangers but now great buddies or perhaps even family.
Yeah, I'm getting a little bit cheesy here because sadly, some of my colleagues will now be drifting away from the SGV nest. However, that's not the point why you checked out this post, so anyway let's get back on track.
It was a weekday lunch when we decided to give Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna a visit, and no we didn't need to travel all the way to Laguna to eat here. It's just the name of the restaurant and the place where it got the inspiration for the dishes served. In fact, it only took us about 8 minutes from our office to reach this place.
Unfortunately, we didn't have any seat reservation, so by the time we reached the place we needed to wait for "20 minutes" that eventually turned out to be a grueling 40 minutes. I know it is quite usual, but we would have appreciated if we didn't have to always check with them how much longer we needed to wait, and given the semi-fine dining appeal of the place, we expected more from them.
Anyway, skipping that part will now lead us to having this service bread which all of us found really warm, fresh and uber fantastic! Due to this immense goodness, we almost completely forgot about all those minutes wasted waiting.
Pako Salad || P180
This Pako Salad was notably simple but adorably fresh with a dressing so refreshingly tangy with a hint of calamansi zest.
Pork Binagoongan || P340
What's notable with this Pork Binagoongan was its lovable tenderness. However, as for the taste it was relatively predictable with a strong level of saltiness.
Adobong Pusit || P320
This Adobong Pusit was considerably tender (but still a little chew) and definitely flavorful! It's something I was able to really appreciate that lunch.
Paksiw na Pata || P340
This Paksiw na Pata was subtly sweet with the meat being tender. These two characteristics made this dish really interesting. Fantastic blend of flavors as well!
Lamb Kaldereta || P540
This Lamb Kaldereta was surely a hit among the group because it was gone a few minutes after it was served. It possessed the authentic kaldereta essence emphasized by the great quality of lamb used.
Rural Kitchen - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Value for Money ★★★
Budget: At least P325 each for a group coming in at least 4 for a sharing-type of dining experience
Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna may be a place for highly comforting dishes. Well, yes, you may not be able to taste anything unique or spectacular, but all the dishes we had were nicely prepared. If not for the long waiting period, we could have enjoyed our experience more. Still, I would recommend this place for you to try out at least once.
Will you be checking this place out?
Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna
Location: Ground Floor, HRC Center, 104 Rada St., Legaspi Villages
Contact No.: (02) 7798073
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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