January 11, 2011


I have initially wrote about Chef Mau Luto Ni Tatay Sa Bungkol for my Laguna article published at Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine and just recounting my visit makes me smile.

I never thought that dining at Liliw, Laguna would be as pleasant as dining in a reputable restaurant in Manila but at an absolutely cheaper price tag for every dish in the menu. 

Can't get enough of this Fried Tofu Teriyaki plus its only Php 50 per serving
At first sight, I was intrigued with their appetizer Fried Tofu Teriyaki. I have always loved fried tofu but I usually dip the tofu in my mom’s delicious blend of sauce – with soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and lots of garlic. So it came as a surprise that it could be mixed with teriyaki sauce. Covered in layers of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs, the crisp fried tofu was topped with teriyari sauce. It was simply divine. And at Php50 per serving, I was in tofu haven. I almost finished the entire serving while Mike was taking photos of the other dishes. Ooops, sorry Mike!

Steamed Banana Heart is perfect with hot piping plain rice
Another outstanding dish was the Steamed Banana Heart, lathered in coconut-anchovy sauce. Akin to a Bicol dish, it’s a must to eat this dish with rice, hot plain rice and just savor the goodness with every spoonful. Another treat is its price, only Php60 for a hearty serving.

Thai Tilapia was freshly cooked and definitely scrumptious!
Their seafood selection has six dishes and I got to try their Thai Tilapia for only Php95. For starters, the tilapia was huge. Coated in flour and deep-fried to a crunch, and served in a soy-based sauce with minced red onions and garnished with spring onions.

Chef Mau Luto ni Tatay sa Bungkol completes any diner’s craving from its pork, beef, chicken, soup and pasta selections. They also have a mouth-watering array of desserts from Ube Crème Brulee, Mango Crepe with Chocolate Sauce and Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruits and Marshmallows  to name a few.

Chef Mau Luto ni Tatay sa Bungkol is owned by Chef Mauro Arjona, Jr., who is also part of Manila’s fine restaurants like Kusé and the Old Vine in Mckinley and Eastwood.

With such reasonable price, good service and mouth-watering dishes that is so good even to the last morsel, Chef Mau Luto ni Tatay sa Bungkol is just one of the reasons to visit Liliw, Laguna on a whim.    

The rustic yet cozy interiors of Chef Mau Luto ni Tatay sa Bungkol
Chef Mau Luto ni Tatay sa Bungkol 
Barangay Bungkol, Liliw Laguna.
Contact #s: 

(049) 573-6290 
Open from 830am to 830pm

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All photos in this post were captured by Mike Caballes.

Chef Mau Luto ni Tatay sa Bungkol was included in my Laguna article published at Republic of 7107 Island Travel Magazine, entitled Laguna : Feast for the Senses.

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