Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters Dinner
For our monthly celebration, Jessa and I usually eat out. For July; we celebrated it at the Ayala Triangle. For lunch, we went to Omakase and for dinner, Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters. On the way to Omakase, I passed by Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters. I was wondering what restaurant it replaced and I just knew now that it used to be BFast. At that time, it already made me curious to try them out and well, I suggested it for dinner.
Ayala Triangle has an array of restaurants that would have you prepare a budget of at least PHP 150 – 300 per person but this wasn’t the case with Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters. They have meals that costs less than PHP 100 – a budget restaurant in the middle of Ayala Triangle.
The dishes being offered were of Filipino Cuisine but with a unique twist. For example, they have this dish called Kaldereta Mac which was a combination of Baked Macaroni, Mashed Potato and comes with Kaldereta sauce instead of meat sauce. We did try this too!
I was suffering with colds and cough that time so I ordered their soup. Aside from my obvious need for soup, I was also curious to try it out because of the twist they added; sinampalukang means tamarind was added thus it will be sour. Indeed, it was sour but deliciously sour. It wasn’t sour enough to make you cringe and the generous servings of macaroni, tiny bits of chicken and chicken liver added to the overall enjoyment. In fact, we enjoyed it so much at after a few spoonfuls, I was back at the counter making another order.
Their Angus roast beef didn’t have any twist. It was literally roast beef with a sauce to dip in and atchara. The beef was tender in the middle but crunchy / hard on the sides. I didn’t like the sauce it came with as it overpowered the beef taste. I have to say that this wasn’t as exciting as the other dishes.
I briefly mentioned this dish at the start of the post. From the outside, it looks like a pie and once you dig in, you will be surprised at the combination of flavors. The first layer would be a mix to mashed potatoes and mac cheese; as you go in deeper, the kaldereta sauce starts to manifest and at the bottom, a layer of mashed potatoes again. It was like eating three different dishes at once and the combination was amazing!
We had a great time eating and discovering the new dishes at Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters that I believe I now have a go-to budget place at Ayala Triangle.
Till next time,
Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Ave
Restaurant by Mall: The Venice Piazza
Restaurant by Location: Ayala Triangle Gardens