I got to try authentic Filipino food at Manila 101 restaurant in Abuja.
Manila 101 is the only Filipino restaurant in Abuja, and they pride themselves on making authentic Filipino food. The food here is made by the owner who is also the head chef and is Filipino. She learned how to make every Filipino dish from her mom.
Every food on the menu at Manila 101 is Filipino, and recently they launched their breakfast/brunch menu and I was invited to try out some things on the menu. If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you’ll know that Manila 101 has been covered so many times, I like to brag that I’ve tried out everything on their menu lol. You can catch up on previous posts here and here.
Back to the food – I had the Longsilog and Lugwa W/ Lechon Kawali.
Longsilog at Manila 101 Abuja
Longsilog -is a Filipino dish consisting of Filipino sausages (longganisa), fried rice (sinangag), and fried egg (itlog) all served on one plate. The Longsilog dish came with a side of “atchara” -this is the Filipino’s version of pickled green papaya, it is made using carrots and unripe papaya.
I enjoyed this dish especially the longganisa, that is, the Filipino sausages. It had a sweet taste to it that I loved. Mixing everything, that’s the fried rice, sunny side up eggs, the atchara, and the sausages gave the dish so much flavor. The Filipinos eat this dish using both a fork and a spoon.
Also read: FILIPINO FOOD || PATA TIM AT MANILA 101
Lugwa W/ Lechon Kawali at Manila 101 Abuja
Lugwa W/ Lechon Kawali -is a Filipino glutinous rice gruel or porridge, with pork belly slabs deep-fried in a pan or wok (Kawali) and boiled eggs. It is seasoned beforehand, cooked then served.
The Philippines have this meal for breakfast, most people have it after they come back drunk from the club.
This porridge bowl was such an interesting dish. Beautifully presented too. It had chunks of garlic in it which I carefully avoided at every scoop (don’t judge me 😩). But, if you’re such a garlic lover then you’ll have no problems with this dish.
This was such a beautiful experience, trying out authentic Filipino food in Abuja.
Where it is located
Suite A2 & A3
Discovery Mall, 215 Konoko Crescent, Wuse, Abuja, Nigeria Abuja, Nigeria -just behind Johnny Rockets. (Accurate on Google Maps).
Have you been to Manila 101 Abuja? Have you tried any Filipino food? Will you be visiting? If you have, what was your experience? Share in the comment section ❤️.
You can watch the detailed video of my experience below: