Isla Cafe

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This restaurant immediately caught my attention when they first opened their doors in Robinson’s Magnolia a couple of years back. Isla Café is a sister restaurant of XO46, with both restos specializing in Filipino cuisine (Although I’m gonna assume that Isla Café is the more affordable one of the two). Isla Café is also pretty famous for their homemade puto and other Filipino desserts/snacks.

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Interior, which also doubles as an exterior shot. Hehe.

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Menu shot. ‘Malaubeng Pangarap’ has got to be one of my favorite dish names, ever. Also impressed by our waiter’s knowledge of deep Tagalog words.

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Sago’t Gulaman, my all-time favorite samalamig.

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Lechon Sisig. If I could describe this dish in three words, it would be: Delicious, greasy, and sinful. Chopped up lechon and chilies mixed with mayo, plus rice topped with fried egg. What could be better than that?

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Pinakbet at Bagnet for mom…

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… And Ginisang Monggo at Tinapa for dad. Could use a little more pizzazz, IMO.

That was pretty delicious! And their puto isn’t too bad – So moist, soft, and chewy. Filipino food fanatics are sure to love this restaurant.

Ambiance/Interior: 4/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 5/5 (taste) 3.5/5 (presentation)

Isla Cafe is located at 4/F Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd Valencia, Quezon City.


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