So last month, there we were, on the way to Legazpi but needed to make a short stop over at Lipa, Batangas to switch cars. The boy ordained by the stars to be my destined ONE (hahaha, yes–overly dramatic girl here!) was invited to attend his classmate’s wedding. And you know how the rule goes–when the invitation says Boyfriend is invited, it means Girlfriend is included, too. Hahaha!
Of course, I was excited at seeing old friends and making new ones. It had been a long time since the last I saw Boyfriend’s classmates. They were really a fun lot–I always ended up laughing my heart out whenever they tell tales of their latest antics. Only, weddings always makes me cry. Good thing no one noticed me got teary-eyed. LOL.
So anyway, let me digress–as I was saying, we made a short stop over at Lipa. It was around about lunch time so we decided to have lunch before we hit the road.
Then there was Japongs. And I must say, if you’re in Lipa you have to pass by Japongs.
I have always loved the ‘silog food (from the tapsilog, to longsilog, to bangsilog… well, all the ‘silog variety to be honest) and when Boyfriend says this *insert name of food here* is a must try, then it really is a must try. I trust his tastes buds with my life.
What I love in Japongs:
1.) Spicy Tapsilog
Love it. Absolutely love it. It has a hint of sweetness and spicyness, not too salty taste combined with the fact that the meat is tender. It is L-O-V-E.
2. Crispy Dinuguan
And I was, like, no way! Crispy? Dinuguan? But there it is folks–crispy dinuguan.
This. Is. The. Best. Lomi. I. Have. Ever. Tasted! Its unique thick soup combined with meaty laman (hahaha, can’t think of an English word to describe its contents) made this the recipient of my Lomi-of-the-year award.
Other food I have tried so far:
Maybe I just really love eating and I cannot find any single bad thing to comment when it comes to food. All I can say is, I must go back to Lipa and have another taste of their spicy tapsilog! Ehem–calling all, ALL, kind-hearted folks in LIPA (you know who you are, exactly who you are, hahaha) I am in a desperate need of Japongs spicy tapsilog.
At The Moment: Dreaming of eating tapsilog. Particularly this one: