When I pine for Filipino home cooking, Cafe Juanita will always come to mind. Dining in Cafe Juanita is an experience and feels like being in lola’s eclectic home. Antiques, different sorts of chandelier, ornaments, kitschy decor all crammed in one big house. And in all this quaintness, you get honest-to-goodness good Filipino dishes.
Sinigang Php 423 – Popular Filipino comfort food of sour soup with prawns
Tom Yum Goong Php 177 – Thai version of sour soup
Chicharon Bulaklak - Sliced thinly. It feels like it melts in your mouth when you bite into each crunchy bit. Heavenly.
Bagnet Php 239 ( no picture ) – chunks of crispy fried pork belly, with a salad of fresh tomatoes and bagoong Balayan . Bestseller of the house. Definitely something we order on each visit.
Sisig on tofu Php 265 - Mildly hot crisply fried pork minced with chicken liver, onions, seasoned with calamansi and chili, served on a bed of soft tofu.
Sugpo sa gata Php 428 – Prawns simmered in fresh coconut milk spiced with chili. Yummy sauce.
Two-way pork adobo ribs Php 382 - Tender pork ribs adobo topped with crispy adobo flakes
Crispy Pork Binagoongan Php 254 – Tender pork belly with crisp skin topped with a distinctively tasting shrimp paste
Kare Kare ni Juanita Php 483 – Ox tail and tripes stewed in peanuts and toasted rice with tropical veggies
Thai style Bagoong Rice Php 198 - a meal of bagoong fried rice complemented with a sweet tender pork slices, mango salad, strips of fried egg, peanuts and chili.
Tinuktok Php 184 – Buco and crab meat in taro leaf pockets with crabmeat and coconut milk sauce
Sansrival Php 95 – Mango slices matched well with the creamy sansrival
Creme Brulee Php 89 – served in a shallow dish so you get more of the sugar glaze
Mini Turon Php 85
Sticky Toffee Pudding Php 89
Summary : Cafe Juanita serves consistently good Filipino food. There isnt a single bad dish from my numerous visits. I love the bagnet, kare kare, chicharon bulaklak and would crave for them any given day. There’s also creme brulee and mini turon for the desserts. But honestly, everything else not on my top list are still a close second.
Rating : Love It
Food : Bagnet
No. 2 United cor. West Capitol, Bo. Kapitolyo, Pasig City