Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 09, 2015



Interested to satisfy your taste buds with Filipino comfort food by a dining institution in Kapitolyo? The Pasig City food district can be a haven for the eclectic when it comes to alternatives. However, the same area has been home to Three Sisters, a time-tested favorite among local residents and neighboring diners. I remember getting my fill of its sought-after Pork BBQ as a child growing up in San Roque, a few streets away from East Capitol Drive where the restaurant was originally housed. This 2015, the establishment is no more where it used to be. As a temporary home, the cozy old house next to it – with a front yard and garage – has been transformed into a reliable dining destination that still serves the same menu best-sellers.

For my quick lunch with a former office colleague, I visited Three Sisters and ordered what I considered a homecoming meal of Pork BBQ. Tearing into its hefty chunks reminded me of my childhood. My formative years of playtime seemed like they happened only yesterday. I did not expect delicious food to affect me that way but it sure did.

We also shared plates of crunchy Crispy Pata, the filling Pancit, plus Pinakbet, Pork Liempo, and Chicken BBQ. For dessert, I got so engrossed over an order Leche Flan as it tasted remarkably different from Café Juanita’s version. The latter had a firmer texture while Three Sisters’ version was more of melt-in-your-mouth. The soft consistency of the sweet delight sort of encouraged me to have a power nap an hour later.

The whole dining area transported me back to the ‘40s when most houses in Metro Manila looked grand. Accentuated by a set of chandeliers, the ceiling showcased a design with remarkable details. Dining at the temporary home of one of Kapitolyo’s longest running restaurants truly felt like home.

Comfort food is definitely the strength of the restaurant’s menu. Interestingly, the family-run establishment is also ready to face the gustatory challenges that lie ahead. With the restaurant founder’s fourth generation grandson – Paul -- at the helm of direction at the kitchen, a few modern twists to selected dishes can be expected soon. I verified this to be true after chatting with the culinary course student (to graduate in 2016) after my delicious lunch. He brimmed with excitement over the prospect of finding a new long-term home for the restaurant in Kapitolyo. The update? He hoped it to still be at an accessible spot in the same area.

Drop by Three Sisters soon and feel at home where Pork and Chicken BBQ – among other Filipino favorites – taste the way they should. A visit is definitely an experience of the district’s heritage of flavors that has captivated Pasig City since 1941.

Three Sisters

Address: 10 East Capitol Dr. Brgy. Kapitolyo, 1603 Pasig
Phone: (02) 631-9247
Email: threesisterspasig@gmail.com

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