Updated By Kariopes
Sunday mornings were for going to church and early lunch out with family. It was a constant issue for us on where to eat. It was limited for most of the establishments open around 11AM in our area.
So here we were driving around, looking left and right for a place to eat. You see it was either eating at our usual restos, like Little Quiapo, Contis, Mandarin Palace Seafood and so forth. But the parking at these places were almost always full. Anyways, I spotted Inanang Filipino Family Kitchen as we drove past it. I mentioned to my brother that there was a parking space. So out of curiosity and with a shrug, he made a U turn.
The place was quite nice. Clean and welcoming. We sat at a table for four with inverted plates, cutleries that were wrapped in tissue and two small table plant centerpieces that I thought was a nice touch. The waiter gave the menu and then served water. There were some pretty good selections of traditional Filipino cuisine. We ordered Open-face Lumpia, Lola’s Laing, Bicol Express, Lechon Sisig, a platter of rice and a pitcher of Lemonade for us four hungry peeps. When the food arrived one by one, we were amazed at the plating. It was nice and instagram worthy. So out with all of our cellphones…
The Open-faced Lumpia was served like crepes but with three fried lumpia wrapper layers, with each layer topped with the vegetables and drizzled with sauce. It was wonderful, crunchy and was finished in a jiff.
Lola’s Laing was made like an island of taro, or gabi, leaves topped with fried dilis and some greens, surrounded by coconut sauce. I thought the dilis was a nice touch to a traditional dish.
Next was the Bicol Express. The chef used lechon kawali with some veggies topped with crispy chicharon, or pork skin, and cooked in coconut sauce. It was just the right spiciness. Pretty good.
Last was the Lechon Sisig. Lechon kawali, I think, was also used in this dish and garnashed with chicharon. We liked it as well.
All in all, the food, the ambience and staff were great and worth for the money. I thought the chef did a pretty good job, traditional with some twists making each dish his own. A new joint that I really would recommend to visit at least once. You would love it. And so end our Sunday detour where we found a new Filipino hub that was worth coming back for.
Note: Inanang is located at 218 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes Paranaque City