Trying out Ineng’s Special BBQ for the first time

While waiting for Silicon Valley to install a Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 in my newly-acquired-but-not-fully-paid Lenovo IdeaPad Y450, I noticed that my foodie Brandon was getting restless, so I bought him a late barbecue lunch at Metro Manila’s popular Ineng’s Special BBQ, a pretty new establishment at the one year-old Robinsons Ilocos Norte in San Nicolas. BTW, the laptop is another necessity for my new job and an indispensable blogging tool. I find it nakakahiya  na (already embarrassing) to be borrowing other people’s laptops while I’m out of town.

Going back to Ineng’s, their 45-peso 12-inch barbecue surprisingly tastes a lot like the barbecue  made at the old Tower Cafe restaurant, originally owned by Epiphania Itchon Claudio, that we used to frequent in Vigan. After the Plaza Maestro was built, I haven’t heard its whereabouts, however.

Ineng’s pork barbecue is chunky, more on the sweet side, and comes with a special vinegar sauce. I guess Ilocano suka ken sili (sugar cane vinegar with pickled chili) would also be perfect with the bbq. We got Pinoy Salsa as a side dish. Loved it! I tried their laing. It was okay, but I found it not bagay (suitable) with my barbeque. Bran and I had one and a half cups rice each, just right for all the viands that we shared.

Though the bbq was on the dry side, I’d want to go again. Their budget prices attract. I paid 254 php for everything including 2 glasses of lemonade.

The wansoy (Chinese Cilantro) in this Pinoy salsa just makes it so interesting.

I was missing the dried salted fish flavor that laing is famous for. For those who love Bicolano hot, pressing the chili is a must.

Great service! They took care of my lens cover that I forgot on the other table㋡ Thanks!

Photos by Blauearth  Copyright © Blauearth™ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

3 thoughts on “Trying out Ineng’s Special BBQ for the first time

  1. i really like INENG’S pork bbq. there are times that i eat there everyday. its located in Shell station in Salcedo,Makati. I llike the way they marinate & cook there pork & chicken bbq. Plus the appetizing vinegar sauce they have. Hope someone could post the recipe of there pork bbq marinade.tnx

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