Dining at Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban
April 10, 2011
I actually did not plan to eat at Buddy’s because I was targeting planning to eat at Mann Hann but due to a “typo” in what I saw, I mistook the restaurant “Mann Yann” as “Mann Hann”. I already did my research on Mann Hann and I have no idea about Mann Yann. I checked the prices in Mann Yann and I wasn’t ready for it (almost double of the prices for Mann Hann) so I went to its neighboring restaurant which was Buddy’s Pancit Lucban and Longganisang Lucban. Well, let us see if it was a good pick :)
Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban Pansit Lucban – PHP 155
This is the first time I have about Pansit Lucban. Pansit Lucban is a local delicacy from Lucban, Quezon. At a first glance, it simply looks like pansit canton but with different ingredients with it. I remember that it had chayote (sayote), Chinese cabbage (pechay), big slices of onion rings, shrimp and pork. It is served on a banana leaf and you are supposed to eat it without using utensils but straight from the leaf.
Now as for the taste, it tastes similar to fried noodles that have already been softened by the sauce (not the fried noodles you see in Hongkong style noodle kiosks). One thing I just recently learned about Pancit Lucban was that you can also add vinegar to it to enhance the taste. When the waiter placed a vinegar bottle on our table, I thought it was for the longsilog order.
One order can serve 2-4 persons! The two of us couldn’t finish it so we had to take it home and eat it again the next day. (~around 5-6 plate servings).
Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban Longsilog Lucban – PHP 100
I love longganisa! When I was in Iloilo, I would usually request for the longganisa that was sweet and juicy/wet. Well, their longganisa is the opposite of the longganisa I love to eat. It is dry and not sweet! However, it still tasted great after a few bites (my first bites were like, ohh why are you different from my expected taste of longganisa). Just dip it in vinegar to add more flavor to it. However, if given a choice, I would choose the sweet and juicy longganisa that I now miss eating.
Trivia – Longganisa originated from Lucban!
Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban Sizzling Chicken Teriyaki – PHP 140
I was expecting chicken fillet when you say chicken teriyaki but we were given 1/4 chicken (leg + thigh) with sauce and sesame seeds on the top. This is also one of the orders in their sizzling menu where it doesn’t come with rice (their printed menu doesn’t state this but it is stated on the menu on top of the counter). Nothing special on this one. :)
Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban Leche Flan – PHP 50
This leche flan is good. It has the melt in your mouth feeling since it is smooth (less egg whites used). A great dessert to have (since it is one of my favorites) after a belly filling dinner.
Jessa’s Yin Yang Rice – PHP Priceless ;)
I wanted to show this creation by Jessa. She created a Yin Yang symbol using the Longganisa Rice from the Longsilog and an extra order of plain rice.
I’m glad that the sudden decision to eat at Buddy’s was not a bad choice. In fact, we enjoy our dinner here! I’ll definitely be back to taste again the Pansit Lucban with vinegar!
Till next time,
Buddy’s Pancit Lucban at Longganisang Lucban, The Link Bldg.
The Link Bldg., North Drive cor. Makati Ave.
Makati City, Metro Manila
Restaurant by Location: Makati