After Mr. Rence Chan's Quiapo tour, obviously the participants were a little bit tired and hungry. Fortunately, we saw this place in the busy streets of Quiapo. Located on the ground floor of Shaima 2 Hotel in Quiapo, Manila is Pamanganan - House of Malaysian Halal Foods.
Ok...so what does 'pamanganan" means? It means a place to eat in Yakan dialect.
At first, I just thought that the place only serves halal pizza... halal...FYI: Halal means "permissible." In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. Anyway, so going back... I thought it only serve halal pizza, since it was the first signboard that I saw near the entrance.
Ok...So other than halal pizza, they also focus on Malaysian inspired menu with a touch of Arabic and Islamic influence. Now at least I got a taste of Malaysian cuisine in Quiapo. Anyway, the place is quite comfortable, it got a good air conditioned system and a glass door that filters the busy Quiapo street noise.
The restaurant has a 90 seat fine-dining capacity and they also serve take out.
I didn't get to taste all the food, but i'll just tell you what me and my friends have ordered.
Nasi Goreng... a fancy name for "fried rice." It is typically a stir fried rice with other stuff like eggs, bits of chicken. They serve this with fried egg and a slice of cucumber with catsup. Can be considered a full, complete meal and will cost you P95.00.
The serving can be shared by 2 persons.
Mae Kari Special
First time in my life that I saw noodles in curry sauce. Also, let me remind you guys that this dish KICKS! Get plenty of water.
A large bowl will cost you P90.00
|Mae Kari Special|
I like the name of this soup. It's a noodle soup with crab sticks, eggs, chicken bits and lemon grass. P325.00 per order which is good for 4 persons.
By the way, I like to take this as an opportunity to thank the owner of the place, Mr. Yusoph Mando for giving the group those delicious dates.
Madakel a salamat.
310-D, SAIMAH II HOTEL ELIZONDO STREET, Manila Musilim Town, Quiapo, Manila
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Contact: 401-2304 Cellphone Number : 0915-514-3889