In Italy, it’s so okay to name a dish ‘whore’s spaghetti,’ but if we translate it in Filipino, it sounds rather crass. Anyway, the best al dente spaghetti with piquant sugo alla puttanesca I’ve had in Ilocos is made by Tribeca, the corner coffeeshop in 365 Mall, San Nicolas. The pasta with tomato and olive oil-based sauce made with anchovies, capers, chili, garlic, onions and other spices is mouthwatering that Brandon craves for it every so often. We usually end up going with him.
Their advantage, I should say — they don’t scrimp on ingredients.
Tribeca’s strawberry cheesecake is also unparalleled.