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