Limbaga 77 is the name of a restaurant that has just opened in what used to be the quiet residential area of Scout Limbaga, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. It is still a quiet, refined neighborhood, just more alive & exciting now with the addition of new places like this one.
Limbaga 77 stands from what used to be a 50-year old house. Its original architecture was retained
including the wooden floor panels and the large window frames, to preserve its cozy, homey feel. The old house’s receiving areas were converted into dining halls, bedchambers into function rooms and the patio and veranda into al fresco dining areas – all comfortably furnished and decked with minimalist ornaments.
Limbaga 77’s owners, led by entrepreneur, Rex Tiri, said “it was really intended to be a venue for family and friends to have a laugh, savor culinary specialties and feel at home in.”
Now, let’s talk about the food. The Limbaga 77 menu is Filipino, but not confined to a particular region. It is eclectic, at best…curating some of the best comfort food that could be found in these islands.
Limbaga 77 takes pride in its original creations like the Stuffed Bulaklak ng Kalabasa… squash
blossoms packed with a delicious meld of ground pork, local white cheese, cheddar cheese, spring and white onions and garlic.
There is also the Dahon ng Sili Pesto Pasta which is their version of aglio e olio. It’s linguini pasta using local chili leaves pesto, then topped with cashew nuts.
Most people know adobo to be chicken and/or pork but Limbaga 77’s version is Spicy Seafood Adobo, which brings together crabs, white shrimps, mussels and squid cooked in coconut milk, soy sauce, and vinegar.
The resto’s long menu goes on with the all-time crowd favorite Crispy Pata – boiled, baked, and deep fried pork leg in coconut juice (!!) and beef stock with roasted garlic soy sauce and bay leaf – which will go well with Poqui Poqui Rolls, an Ilocano inspired grilled eggplant omelet stuffed in lumpia wrapper and served with a homemade sweet chili sauce.
Diners can also order Stuffed Laing, the restaurant’s version of the popular Bicol delicacy that combines fresh taro leaves, ground pork, white shrimp, simmered in chicken stock, coco milk with lemon grass, white onion and garlic. Or how about the Binusog na Pusit – succulent squid marinated in organic honey and calamansi, stuffed with tomatoes, onion, cheese, chili leaves pesto, sprinkled with soy sauce.
For desserts, highly recommended are the Brazo Tablea Cake, a Filipino-Spanish fusion dessert
with hints of cocoa tablea and Batangas barako coffee; and Bikoron, which presents sticky rice
cooked in coconut milk in turon-style – rolled in lumpia wrapper with a dash of peanut sauce.
Coffee lovers on the other hand will surely be interested in Limbaga 77’s luscious concoction of organic coffee beans from Benguet, Mt. Province and Bukidnon, sweetened by a popular sacharrine treat from Ilocos called Balikutsa.
For inquiries and reservations, call Limbaga 77 at 09267158134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org