Food establishments in BF Homes, Paranaque, have sprouted like mushrooms over the past few years. If you’re from the South of Metro Manila, you’ve probably been a witness to the growth in number of restaurants and food places all around BF. And we really want to try all these to discover excellent dining places to share with you! So to begin our quest to try as much food establishments as we can, we dined at Luigi’s Pinoy Comfort Food, located in Aguirre Avenue, Phase 3 (in front of Puregold Jr.).
Phillychanga is a winning dish.
All about Pinoy Local Showbiz Tidbit: Luigi’s is owned by Luigi Muhlach, son of famous Filipino TV/ Movie personalities. Not necessarily following the footsteps of his parents, Luigi is now a chef by profession. He opened his own restaurant in March this year, showcasing his own recipes. As the name implies, the menu consists of Filipino or “Pinoy” food with a twist.
We went on a weekday afternoon, just in time for merienda.
The place is small.We are guessing the seating capacity of the whole dining area would approximately be 8-12 people. The interiors are simple, clean, and minimalistic, which is a good thing since there is only a limited amount of space. Though the place is small, the food place managed to provide its own restroom.
Located at the busy street of Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes
Because the place is small, there is no need for many servers. When we got there, there was one female server who also worked as cashier. She is a bit shy but friendly, nevertheless. She suggested their best sellers in order to help us decide on what to order.
Meanwhile, it took around 20 minutes for our orders to be served to us. We were a bit disappointed with this considering that we were the only customers that time. Overall, the customer service is okay. We just hope that the waiting time would be shortened, and that if possible, there could be an additional server especially during those times when the place is packed with people.
We ordered 2 of their bestsellers: the Adobo & Kesong Puti Sandwich and the Phillychangas.
Adobo & Kesong Puti (P120 for 2 pcs.)
Each order of Adobo & Kesong Puti Sandwich consists of 2 pan de sal sandwiches (Pan de sal, which means salted bread, is very popular in the Philippines). Adobo flakes (Adobo is a very popular Filipino dish involving a marinade of vinegar and garlic)and small slices of kesong puti (soft white cheese) are sandwiched between pan de sal bread. Luigi’s did a little twist by putting their own cream cheese sauce.
The sandwich tasted pretty good though we think it was neither extraordinary nor the best sandwich we’ve ever tasted. Nevertheless, we loved the idea of putting kesong puti in it. The taste of kesong puti is something we miss a lot because it is not everyday that we get the chance to eat this. This type of cheese, we believe, is more popular in the Philippine provinces though it can be purchased in wet markets and delicacy stands in Metro Manila.
Each order is priced at P120. We think it’s a little too pricey for the overall quality of this dish.
Award winning dish for P150
We were excited about the Phillychangas since we’ve read in the net that this dish has got to be the must-try dish when you dine at Luigi’s. Every comment or review that we read was all about praises for this hybrid of philly cheesesteak and chimichanga (a Mexican deep-fried burrito). Luigi’s Phillychangas is basically deep-fried philly cheesesteak, made of sirloin beef, caramelized onions, and cheddar cheese.
The dish was served to us freshly cooked. We immediately took a bite from it and totally forgot that it was hot. Haha! We found it delicious and we loved this more than our other order. The flavors of each of the ingredients went so well together. Eating it was very comforting, although we think it could still be improved of course. We’d love a serving of salsa or something citrusy perhaps on the side just to match the richness of the cheesesteak, to cleanse the palate, and to avoid “umay” (feeling of being sick or fed up).
Also, we hope that Luigi’s would offer dessert in the future to complete the meal. 🙂
Compared to the Adobo and Kesong Puti dish, we believe the price of the Phillychanga is more justifiable. We also hope that their official receipt will be available soon.
We’d love to try the other interesting items on their menu but of course we won’t be able to finish them all at the same time. There’s always a next time, right? 🙂
Details on Luigi’s Pinoy Comfort Food
Address: Aguirre St., BF Homes, Phase 3, Paranaque City (in front of Puregold Jr. and near PCJ)
Mondays – closed
Tuesdays – Thursdays – 3 PM to 10 PM
Fridays – Saturdays – 3PM to 2AM
Sundays – 10AM to 10PM
Contact number: 0927-4524770