Another Pinoy pride: Kuya J!


Another Pinoy pride: Kuya J!

And so it seems that the popularity of Authentic Filipino restaurants like Dencio’s and Gerrys’ Grill reached that leverage of being imitated by many.

The tarpaulin ad of “Kuya J” is so distracting us when we passed by SM Dasmarinas, Cavite on our way to visit some clients.

It is almost lunch-time and we opted to have our lunch there after one more client visit.

The temperature lately in the Philippines is so unbearable as we are not used to it, even if we are a Tropical country, with scorching winds, even if we’re in a province, it made us rush to the nearest mall. And to the nearest food stall.

And we ended up at “Kuya J”. Upon review of their menu, it is like a newer version of what you will see from Gerry’s grill or Dencio’s.

Mini mini mini mo!

Mini mini mini mo!

And while I was reviewing the menu, my colleagues are interviewing the attendant if the “J” stands for Jericho (he is the official model of their ads, he is a famous heartthrob in our country), just like asking if Jericho owns “Kuya J” and we were informed that he is just a model and the restaurant is owned by a Chinese Businessman based in Cebu.

Two lovely ladies!

Two lovely ladies!

And we’ve had what?

We opted to try their Kare-kareng Bagnet. I (or we) didn’t like the shrimp paste (bagoong) that much.

Yum!

Yum!

We also tried their Pinakbet. And we liked it.

Veggies!

Veggies!

We also had Crispy beef tadyang (ribs).

Crispy ribs!

Crispy ribs!

I personally like the vinegar, it has a tasteful flavor. I am not much into vinegar sauces, but this one I was able to tolerate.

For dessert, we all wished for the fried halo-halo, it is not just available at that time so they ordered for the real one.

 

It was a winner. We especially liked the milky ice, it is so fine and no feel of ice bits.

kj halo

Truly a Summer treat!

Since we didn’t get our fried halo-halo, we asked the attendant if there’s a corkage should we bring food from another establishment, and they said it’s okay.

Calling it a hefty lunch essentials. We had our finale. Two different cakes from Cakes by Kat.

We opted for cakes!

We opted for cakes!

We had Chocolate indulgence cake and of course, blueberry cheesecake.

kj choco cake

Chocolate indulgence… not too sweet..

kj bb cheesecake

Instead of graham, they used oatmeal as base for this cheesecake..

And we’re back to work with smiles.

In a different occasion, we’ve tried these equally delicious treats:

kuya-j-crispy-pata

Crispy pata..

kuya-j-salad

And ripe mango green salad as appetizer..

Happy tummies! =)

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