Tuesday, February 7, 2012

First time: Lutong Hinirang & Hyphy's

One day, we tried a restaurant at Robinsons Galleria. It's Lutong Hinirang, a place that serves Filipino food with a twist. We're surprised to find out though that another restaurant is adjoined to it, and this other restaurant is Hyphy's, which serves American food.

We ordered two dishes from each restaurant: from Lutong Hinirang, the Sisig Pasta and the Banana Duo, and from Hyphy's, the Cobb Salad and the Sloppy Joe's.

The Sisig Pasta was DELICIOUS! Angel hair pasta, smothered with a savory, oil-based sauce teeming with well-seasoned pork bits. The noodles were well-cooked, the sauce had a good marriage of flavors (nothing pungent), and the whole dish, hearty. It's a MUST-EAT!

The Banana Duo: three small pieces of turon (banana slices rolled in spring roll wrapper) served with saba slices submerged in light syrup, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The turon slices were a tad too sweet, and overpowering because of the presence of cinnamon. And they were too sticky, difficult to eat. What we enjoyed eating were the saba slices in light syrup, combined with the vanilla ice cream. The banana pieces weren't too firm nor too mushy, and the ice cream wasn't too sweet.

The Cobb Salad had fresh, crisp vegetables, well-seasoned chicken slices, and a tangy dressing. It's a good choice for a light yet satisfying lunch.

The Sloppy Joe's had a ground-beef-tomato-sauce concoction served between toasted hamburger buns, with cheese and crisp greens and tomatoes. The sandwich was served with french fries. The ground beef filling was sweet, its taste akin to a spaghetti meat sauce for kids. Good thing that cheese was salty enough to provide balance. We liked the bread and fries more though.

We hope for another chance to visit Lutong Hinirang cum Hyphy's to try other interesting dishes and treats.


  1. tried hyphy's once and i liked the calamansi tuyo pasta. since i dont eat tuyo, i just tried a bit of tuyo (its too salty e, haha!) but the pasta was nice & flavorful.

  2. The waiter told us to try that, but the Sisig Pasta just sounded irresistible. LOL!