If you are up for some all time favorite Filipino dishes made special, I recommend a visit to Giligan's Restaurant.
The restaurant was named after Gilligan's Island (but spelled with a double "l") a 70's American sitcom show about nine charter boat crew and passengers who ran through a tropical storm and are shipwrecked on an unchartered Pacific Ocean Island.
The theming and concept of the restaurant are such giveaways too.. lifesavers, anchors, nets adorn the restaurant walls and ceilings...
Rizal Bloggers and Media friends were warmly welcomed to Giligan's SM Angono by Giligan's Sir Rudolf, Giligan's Senior Chef and Ms. She.
We were served some of the house's specialties (there were so many options ~ and all looked delectable, I was happy Ms. She and her team did the choosing for us).
Chicken Salpicao (P175). I love salpicao, but this is the first time I have tasted chicken for meat. It was good too...
Lechon Kawali mixed with Binagoongan Kangkong (P185)
For obvious reasons. this was one of the group's favorites. The bagoong does not overpowered the lechon.
Kare-Kare Beef (P275). Another one of the group's favorite. My mom makes a kick-ass kare-kare and Giligan's compares in flavor and taste.
Beef Caldereta (P204). Giligan's caldereta is special ~ I was surprise to taste a portion of creamy peanuts in it. It was an unexpected delicious surprise.
Shrimp and Tofu Oriental (P240). This is my personal favorite. I taste hints of garlic but can't seem to find any bits. I figured garlic powder (or probably just finely sliced/diced ones) did the trick. Tofu with shrimps was simply delicious. I would gladly come back for this dish alone.
Giligan's Sizzling (crunchy) Chicken/Pork Sisig (P196)
If you are a family or group of 4+, save more and order their Good for 4 and 6 Promo...
Visit Giligan's webpage for more information