SOMETIMES I crave for something but I don’t know what that something is until I actually have it. One night I was a happy camper after taking an invitation to try Maco Manok, that famous hole-in-the-wall, native chicken inasal place.
I asked my family and friends if they knew where it is and everyone seems to have already eaten there except me. And from them, all I heard were good reviews.
When Christine invited me to dinner, she had already given me a heads up on their specialties. I was excited to try everything on her list but I was going to dinner with no plus-one so I opted to keep my order to a conservative limit, or so I thought.
Christine introduced me to her husband Marc, the Chef and her sweet little boy Cody, the critic. They were such a lovely bunch to have around especially that everyone in the family is either a cook or a foodie… or both!
The family has prepared their famous native chicken inasal, (three whole chickens to be exact!), half a kilo of their famous and super delicious roast beef tenderloin, three divine pieces of their smoked fish imported from Calbayog, a very tender and meaty serving of their popular pork ribs, and the surprisingly delectable sizzling sisig with cheese!
Our table was the most crowded with plates of deliciousness prepared by Christine’s husband Marc. And even then, there were no leftovers. I hate to admit it but I probably ate an entire chicken, all of the tinapa (smoked fish), and most of the roast beef. I could have devoured the entire serving of the sisig with cheese but I felt like I needed to share somehow. So, I ate all of the leche flan instead.
The best part of that meal was the company. I enjoyed spending time with Christine’s family. The place is cozy and the food hearty. I left with a satisfied tummy and a plan to come back as soon as I crave for some healthy, native chicken inasal again.