Lorenzo's Way: First Stop of #LJCXZomatoFoodCrawl

I wonder why... when I'm home I always seem to find something to do that I can't seem to want to go out.  Then, I receive an invite for the #LJCXZomatoFoodCrawl.  Finally, something draws me out and brings me to our first stop: Lorenzo's Way.

I've been to many food crawls before.  Yet, I could never seem to get used to it.  Each time I end up surprised to see a series of feast waiting to be devoured and of course, the company I'm sharing it with.

Lorenzo's Way is located at the outdoor area ground floor of Greenbelt 5.

It has an interior that is similar to a heritage Filipino home.  It was so comfortable that we didn't notice the time flew by as we sat down and dined.


Caesar (295 php)
As expected from any LJC group restaurant, classic dishes like this Caesar salad is executed perfectly.  

paella valenciana
♥ Paella Valenciana (650 php)
These days, I've been eating rice-free meals.  But, I guess I'm to weak against the fragrant and flavorful Paella Valenciana.  A taste of this was not enough, I had to succumb and devour even to the crispy brownish layer.  

Main Courses
inihaw na sugpo
Inihaw na Sugpo (675 php)
Look at the precise grill marks on the Inihaw na Sugpo.  You could tell by the looks that each bite into its soft and tender meat delivered a delicious juice that fills your mouth with a wonderful sensation.

costillas de ternero guisada
♥ Costillas de Ternero Guisada Sharing (750 php)
I'm happy to be acquainted with the lavishing Costillas de Ternero Guisada.  The tender beef had a sauce that an exquisite red wine essence that lingers on your taste buds.

spanish garlic chicken
 Spanish Garlic Chicken (395 php)
I don't think there's any dish that could dazzle the entire crowd like the Spanish Garlic Chicken.  Who would have thoughts that chicken with a bountiful amounts of garlic cloves would be an irresistible culinary masterpiece?  It reminds me of the words of wisdom my mentor Ed shared to us "Your can compare cooking to life.  Life is simple,  You only need to have the essential ingredients to make you happy."

crispy pata
Black Pata Sharing (850 php)
The Black Pata is actually one of my favorite Chinese dishes.  Unfortunately, we don't cook this at home because it's too tedious to prepare so I am so happy when I get a chance to have this.  Our former cook used to cook this dish excellently.  Because of him, I had high standards.  This version passed my standards in terms of meat texture.  It's just too rich and sweet for me.

adobong puso ng saging at gambas
Adobong Puso ng Saging at Gambas (295 php)
While the Adobong Puso ng Saging at Gambas does not appear to be as grand as the other dishes, it served an essential part of our meal.  It had a refreshing tangy flavor brought by the harmonious mix of vinegar and soy that reset our palates after having the more savory dishes.

Noodles, Pasta, and Rice
pancit na sotanghon sa pusit
 Pancit Sotanghon sa Baby Pusit (345 php)
The Pancit Sotanghon sa Baby Pusit  with a hint of kamias and squid ink on the bouncy crystal clear noodles brought a tasty massage in every mouthful.  This reminded me of the Pancit Puti which I tried at Mangan.  Both were pancit sotanghon dishes with kamias.  But, the Pancit Puti had chicken essence while this one had squid ink essence.

gigil tart
Gigil Tart (199 php)
Despite the name, I didn't have a memorable sensation when I had the Gigil Tart.  I loved coconut and salted egg but its just that Baklava stole the dessert limelight and casted a shadow over this.

mango and almond panna cotta
Mango and Almond Panna Cotta (245 php)
I love panna cotta because I love milk.  Even though I was lactose intolerant, I would cheat as a child and eat powdered milk whenever I could.  However, I found the Mango and Almond Panna Cotta to be overly sweetened that it overpowers the milky flavor I yearn for.

 Baklava (275 php)
Because I'm a huge fan of pistachio nuts, I fully appreciate the Baklava.  The Baklava I have encountered in the past is a light, slightly greasy and flaky square type.  This is different and has a defining characteristic.  It has a crisp coating and crunchy filling.  It is not greasy at all.  I liked it very much!

Drink List

Fresh Juices
ripe mango juice
Ripe Mango Juice (145 php)
So happy to find my way to Lorenzo's Way!  Thanks Zomato for inviting me.

Lorenzo's Way
G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila

Phone: (02) 729-0047 / 729-0013

Seating capacity: Main dining 55 / Al Fresco 75

2nd Level, C2 Building, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Phone:  (02)  621-3163 to 64
Business Hours Lunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 5pm-11pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 400-1.000
Free WiFi Yes
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