Kanin Club

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Kanin Club serves traditional Filipino dishes with a twist.

This restaurant took the saying “kanin pa lang, ulam na” LITERALLY and to a different level that only a few was capable to think of. Some people would think that their take on the food is crazy and can’t be possibly good. Well, we all thought wrong.

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As their name implies, they serve a wide variety of rice dishes with different twists.

Seeing the menu, I think it is perfect for your balikbayan family and friends. Foreigners alike should also try this so that they can indulge in the rich taste of Filipino cuisine. Its interior has colored glass panes and big windows just like the old houses.

This restaurant is a personal favorite because they serve my favorite dishes like sinigang (tamarind based dish). Filipinos usually love their sinigang sour and Kanin Club won’t fail to give you the “kilig feeling”. And ohh, I wasn’t actually talking about the dish sinigang. I was talking about their famous “Sinangag na Sinigang” (fried rice sinigang).

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Sinangag na Sinigang

Price: 250 php
Serving size: Good for 2 to 3

This is their number one best-selling rice dish. At first, I was thinking, what is sinigang without its soup? Well, here it is! Loaded with crunchy vegetable tempura, pork liempo, and finger chili. A dry sinigang that you can actually eat alone, no need for another dish! But who can resist once you saw their menu?

Binagoong Rice
Bagoong Rice

Price: 165 php
Serving size: Good for 2 to 3

The bagoong rice — fried rice mixed with salted and fermented shrimps is yet another best-selling rice dish. This one acquired the strong flavor of real bagoong but doesn’t smell as pungent.

As Filipinos love dipping green mangoes in bagoong, they recommend pairing this with their Thai Green Salad — a combination of green mangoes, onions, cilantro and peanuts with a sweet-salty mix.

If you can just order tomatoes and salted eggs and have the food eaten using your bare hands, you’re really in for a real Filipino dish experience.

Besides their Thai Green Salad, you can also pair this with their famous kare-kare. Kare-kare is usually eaten with bagoong as a dip to give it a fuller taste. To give it another version, try the kare-kare together with the bagoong rice.

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Kare-kare

Price: 400 php
Serving size: Good for 2 to 3

Their kare-kare is made with ox tripe, pork leg, vegetables, peanut, and annatto sauce. It has generous amounts of fresh and crispy vegetables. The sauce is flavorful as it is and the meat was tenderly cooked. They also serve seafood kare-kare which is equally delectable.

Crispy Dinuguan
Crispy Dinuguan

Price: 290 php
Serving size: Good for 2

Dinuguan or pork blood stew is mainly comprised of pork meat and pork blood. Sounds gross? Well, they claim that this dish had proven to convince non-dinuguan eaters to like the dish. And yes, I got convinced. The only thing that’s holding me back in eating dinuguan was the issue of it being clean and properly cooked. Well, at least for this one, I’m sure that it was prepared in a sanitary way.

First, don’t judge the food before tasting it. The pork is crispy and crunchy as they have promised. The sauce was sour at the same time sweet because of the blood and vinegar combination. It has chili fingers on top which you can use to make it spicy according to your preference.

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Green Mango Shake

You can also try their simple mango shake, may it be green or ripe.

In case you can’t still decide on what to eat, they have a few recommendations on the first page of their menu.

Food recommendations from their menu
Food recommendations from their menu

Location: Westgate Center, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Telephone: (02) 771-1400

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