Ask me who serves the best canton guisado in Manila and I won’t tell you. Because some of you might scoff at me and some of you might bow their heads before my taste buds. So you have to find it along the stretch of Taft Avenue shadowed by the usual fast-food chain biggies, the pesky gutter vendors, and the bunch of human heads crowding an ambulant food like a poultry.
This low-profile eatery doesn’t even bother to be conscious about their low-profile location. I know it. For them to transfer to a more pleasant site would beat the hell out the profile and the spirit of a real stinking Chinese diner. Anyway, in case you find the place I hope you’ll agree with me.
Meanwhile, snap with me here first: their canton guisado is for dimsum munchers like me who prefer their pancit without the help of soy sauce and kalamansi, served in crisp noodles and smokingly hot it will give you zero visibility, and most especially, topped with crunchy sitsaro and cauliflower, mushrooms, squid, steamed pork with fishballs, chicken liver and juicy shrimps, everything. And I mean everything. This my dear friends is my ideal..BTW, we call it CG. But I really call it THE USUAL! And I can prove to you how non-conversant I am when faced with THE USUAL. In other words, once it’s served, there will be no more lifting of the head!