Manila Restaurant Review: Kanin Club
In the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati, there's another popular restaurant specializing in modern Filipino cuisine. You just need to locate Ayala Triangle Gardens, and look out for a row of restaurants. It has earned rave reviews from popular bloggers from Manila such as Shoot First Eat Later, and OurAwesomePlanet.
I actually walked here from Green Belt using google map!
Their interior – simple hardwood chairs and floors. Pretty cosy but nothing too fancy.
We came here around 3pm – which explains why it’s so quiet. Usually people have cakes and tea around this time – not your average heavy Filipino food.
I tried their sinangag na sinigang, which is a reconstructed sour soup (sinigang) into a fried rice dish. It has quite an appetizing sourness to it! It’s served with fried crispy veggies and yummy thinly sliced pork belly ~~ oinkness!
The next dish is their famous seafood kare kare, assorted seafood, dipped in special Filipino style peanut sauce and served with their powerful shrimp paste! Quite a big portion!
Be ready for a flavour explosion when you sample their shrimp paste! BOOM!
My last but not least dish was their version of Dinuguan, which is usually pork liver and other porky parts, cooked in a pig’s blood stew, which can be a love it or hate it dish for many. Their version is this Crispy Dinuguan, which is a stew made from Pig's blood and crispy fried pork bits minus the liver! It’s been claimed even anti-Dinuguan foodies will even like it. I personally like the crispy crunch of the pork which matches the pig’s blood sauce nicely! Thumbs up for this dish!
They have many branches but I think the easiest one for tourists like me would be the Ayala Triangle Gardens branch. Thanks Google map!