Enjoy the Best Ilonggo Cuisine at Ang Kamalig Restaurant
If you want to enjoy sumptuous home-cooked meals in an ambiance that feels like home, then, Ang Kamalig Restaurant is the right destination for you. The restaurant is owned by the Carlo’s Bakeshop Group, the persons behind Carlo’s are Iloilo City Representative Jerry P. Trenas and wife, Rosalie. Last March the children wanted to bring back one of the best restaurants that catered the Ilonggo since 1989, and so, Ang Kamalig Restaurant once again opened its doors to guests who are craving for perfect Ilonggo flares.
Kamalig is the Ilonggo word for the hut or wooden house that serves as storage place for rice hulls or other farm produce. Homey, relaxing, and ideal for a date or two or bonding moments with family and friends. It’s definitely a lovely place and prides of offering authentic Ilonggo cuisines. Conceptualizing the motif of the restaurant, from the decors, to the menu, is a concerted effort and I should say the results are really astounding! There’s this interior that clean and relaxing. The furniture are all in white, which gives the eyes that perfect rest it needs, especially for people who are tired after a long day at work—a nice complement for a palatable dinner that’s waiting to be served! There are touches of Filipino interior décor as well, which would make any guest feel it’s really a home for Filipinos and Filipinos at heart.
I was offered their appetizers: bagnet, pig’s ear chicharon and chicharong bulaklak. It was homemade really. A bite would let u know its fresh from the kawali! And freshly prepared. Then they offered me their callos which came at excellent portion size and heartily prepared with rich ingredients. It matches my taste buds. Hmmmm. And natural and fresh calamansi juice for the drinks. Other best-sellers in the restaurant are their chicken inasal spring rolls, pancit molo, lengua estofado, kadios, and manok ubad sa gata. For their dessert, the tablea chocolate cake is the best finale for your gastronic adventure.
I came to the restaurant unknowingly that they were on a test opening and so meals were free (which I didn’t know, too). Play money was given to me before I ordered the menu. Just like other walk in guests. The manager handed me an amount that’s worth 800 and if the order exceeded the, I had to pay the excess. I was done with dinner and so I asked for bill nill. The waiter showed me how much and I was ready to give him cash. Instead, he asked me for the play money and explained to me that my bill didn’t exceed the amount they gave me, so my dinner was free! Nice marketing strategy! But I promise I’ll write a nice post to help promote the resto. So here it is! I checked the price of their flares. For the relaxing venue, on-time service ( the orders I made were served roughly five minutes), and mouthwatering, authentically Ilonggo food, I give Ang Kamalig two thumbs up! Visit Ang Kamalig Restaurant at the alluring Atria business park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.