FOOD: Provenciano

3:45 AM

I've never done the Maginhawa Street Food Crawl. Ever.
I do take that road once in a while but I've never really stopped and sampled the chow. So when friends decided to have dinner at a place located along that now rather popular street, I was game. 

RESTAURANT: Provenciano
110 Maaginhawa Street

Teachers Village, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 922-2736
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm

FOOD: Provenciano's menu reads Filipino Cuisine's more popular dishes - adobo, bulalo, kare-kare. But what makes it quite interesting - and I guess, the origin of the restaurant's name - is that the recipes are from the different provinces of the archipelago. Their dishes are made from recipes of provinces that perhaps make the best/ popular version of it.  There's Bulalong Tagaytay, Sugpong Bataan, Kulawo ng Quezon. 

The food was yum and perfect for any occasion. 

SERVICE: The wait staff were competent at their job and quite efficient. The food came out of the kitchen at a reasonable time which when you're quite hungry - which we were - is rather good. 

I went to the water closet a few minutes after we have finished our meal and I was rather pleased that there were still toilet paper and tissue paper in there. Considering that there was a function that night and the place was packed, they didn't forget to check the WC. 

AMBIANCE: The place was really lovely. Decorated in Filipino style but with a modern twist, Provenciano's was cozy, charming, and really pretty.  

PRICE: The dishes were served in sharing proportions; the decor was rather nice, and the service was good. All in all, their prices are reasonable. 

Machuka tiles and double doors greet each guest to Provenciano.
Look up and there are still interesting details.
A wall of Bululs
Even with all the wood, Proveciano still appears to be a bright, inviting place.
We dropped by during the holiday season and the place was packed!
The window to the kitchen appears to have been inspired by colonial houses.
There's the callado on top and capiz window shutters on both sides.
The backyard serves as an alfresco dining area.
Because Filipinos need their sawsawan , their dipping sauce,  during meals. 

A guest is encouraged to concoct their own "sawsawan." 

We had Kaldereta sa Barrio, P320.
A pot of Builalong Tagaytay costs P595. 

To end our meal, we had some Puto Bungbong 

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