One of my sisters had a craving to eat out with the whole family (our side of the family) last night, and so we went to Kanin Club at Westgate in response to her invitation. It was our post-valentine dinner.
Kanin Club is usually full on weekends, so despite arriving early in the restaurant, it was, yes, already full and we had to wait (for 30 minutes or was it more?).
By the time we were seated, we were all hungry. It was my first time to eat there so I wanted to take photos of the food we ordered. Unfortunately, hunger made everyone lunge at each served food, and there was no chance for me to take any photos… else I might suffer their hunger wrath… Hahaha.
This was the only food I was able to take a photo of… since everyone was satiated by then.
This dessert is a Kanin Club original. It is a modified version of the usual “turon” as we know it. It is like a “halo-halo” in a roll. It has bananas, purple yam jam, macapuno strips and monggo beans wrapped and deep-fried in a rice paper roll (with melted sugar and sesame seeds on the outside), and served with ice cream on the side. Very delicious!!!
The other dishes we ordered were :
• Bagoong Rice – fried rice mixed with bagoong (salted and fermented shrimps).
• Sinangag na Sinigang – fried rice with the sinigang flavor.
• Squid in Salt and Pepper – calamari, quick-fried to a crisp in a zesty mix of salt and pepper.
• Binukadkad na Tilapia – whole, deep-fried, crunchy tilapia.
• Crispy Liempo – light and crunchy pork belly strips ready for dipping in three kinds of sauce.
• Crispy Dinuguan – spicy pork stew flavoured by vinegar and pork blood like European blood sausage modified to contain crispy chicharon bulaklaka and crispy pig internals.
• Tom Yum Goong – hot and sour Thai soup, with shrimps, squid and mussels, flavored with freshcut lemongrass, limes, mushrooms and chilies.
• Kanin Club’s Vegetarian Delight – banana blossoms and three kinds of mushrooms, with wheat vegemeat and tofu, sauted in vegetarian oyster sauce.
• Pad Thai – the Thai national dish : stir-fried rice noodles with egg, Thai fish sauce, chili, bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, tofu and topped with crushed peanuts.
I loved their Crispy Dinuguan and Crispy Liempo along with the Bagoong Rice and Sinangag na Sinigang. I couldn’t have any of the soup since it was hot and spicy, and my tolerance for spicy food is very low. The squid and the tilapia were also good. The Pad Thai noodles were very “thai” and may be an acquired taste for some people (such as me).
Definitely coming back for more!