Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cafe Juanita and Weekend Blog Follower Caravan

This post is loooong overdue! We have visited this place way back first week of September and almost forgotten to post it.

Cafe Juanita is a Filipino restaurant with an initial branch at Kapitolyo, Pasig.  I can't remember the first time I went in this restaurant but I can remember though the ambiance and how the place was decorated.  Antiques are everywhere and dining tables are not identical or uniform.  It was designed (I guess) that way and it's surprising looks homey! The feel of having lunch in your own dining room is very much alive.  If this homey feel is present in Burgos Circle branch, I don't know for we opt to dine outside and because I am already so hungry (I can eat a cow), I did not go inside anymore.

It was not a pig out and do-not-go-home-until-you-cannot-stand-anymore lunch that we ordered just a few from their menu.

First off, Dalandan juice.  Refreshing and freshly squeezed.  It was B who ordered this drink.  TRIVIA: I don't normally order flavored drinks when I dine out. I like to eat my food with just plain water.  I drink juices, shakes or any beverage for that matter on its own. *wink*

Who would ignore a Crispy Calamari?

Tender squid with a tasty and crispy breading.  Love the dip too!

Since I am curious with how Sinigang na Corned beef tastes like, we ordered one.

This big serving is good enough for two.  They actually let you taste the soup first before serving, just to make sure that you are satisfied with the taste of the soup - the sourness, and saltiness of it.  Amazing huh?  Or is it because that was the first time I have experienced such?  Is it normal in other restaurants?  Do tell!

The soup has the right sourness to it and an aftertaste of sweetness.  B loved the soup!  Just between you and me, I'm close to calling her "Soup Girl" for she loves soups, any kind of soup I think.  Maybe one day she'll have her own blog too with the title " The Soup Girl" LOL!

Okay going back, when this dish arrived, my eyes went wild!

Amazing presentation of a Deep Fried Lapu-Lapu, an imitation of a freshly catched fish. Lapu-Lapu was breaded with a hint of beer.  It comes with a sweet and a little spicy tamarind sauce.  Interesting dish.

Since only two women are eating all the food mentioned, we were not able to finish them.  Even if we are dead hungry, the servings are just too many for our stomachs to contain.  We requested for the leftovers be packed and shared it with friends at OCCI!

Cafe Juanita Burgos Circle
Fort Bonifacio
+632 4031952

This post is also linked to Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #23 with a theme Facebook likes.  This is my first time to join this meme and I am excited to meet fellow bloggers and to advertise my FB page as well.  If you haven't liked it yet, please do and let's share food stories!  Here is the link to my FB page: or just click here.

This week's sponsors are Pink Memoirs and Postcard Enthusiast.

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan is a simple online blogger-helping-blogger weekly meme. It was designed for bloggers to help each other (especially new bloggers like me) in terms of blog followers either through Google Friend Connect and email subscribers.


  1. I love this post, my experience at Burhos Circle started w/ L'Entrecote.
    I now have another reason and more to go back, next stop at Cafe Juanita! Lovely pictures deary!

  2. Gosh, I love the Deep Fried Lapu-Lapu, nice name and looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. i like the squid and dalandan juice, nakakagutom hahaha!

    liked your FB page

  4. old liker here.. using Zoan Gonzales..

    hope you could like back my page and visit me back (


  5. Hiyah! Done liking your FB Page!
    FB name : Jheng Ingua
    FB Page : My GOD-send Gifts

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  7. Love this post! It makes me feel like hopping on a plane back to Manila and trying out this Cafe Juanita! The food sounds terrific! So simple, yet so deliciously-Filipino! Thanks for sharing, Dudut!

  8. liked your FB page by user name Jessica, here is mine

  9. Hello dear,

    The cafe juanita seems to have yummi foods.

    I'm your newest follower, I liked your facebook page as Grace Bailhache. Hope you'll come by my blog to say hi and return the favor on FB as well.


    PS : I'll be running a contest next week with a header to win, you are welcome if you want a little change.

  10. geez! Love that deep fried Lapu-Lapu!

    your newest follower here..and liked your FB fanpage too as Marge Garchitorena.
    hope you'll visit my site and followed mine too.
    Happy weekend!

  11. liked your page=)

  12. Liked as Ruby Ricafrente! :)

    Thanks for joining! Hope you can join our Mega Follow Weekend at WBFC # 24!


  13. I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
    And it's fun to see photos of your house there and see
    Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
    attempting to use the slow internet :)

    I can't wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
    of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
    animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

    Love you!

  14. Gosh, I love the Deep Fried Lapu-Lapu, nice name and looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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