Friday, February 02, 2007


As part of my mission to provide you wtih the best that downtown Manila has to offer, I have collaborated with the fabulous restaurant/Legarda Family heritage home/museum Cocina de Tita Moning (above and below) to come up with a specially priced (read: affordable) lunch and merienda menu that you and your loved ones can enjoy apres my walking tour.

Located in the Malacanang Palace district, Tita Moning's is only a ten minute drive from Intramuros and downtown Manila. It's a perfect way to complete your experience of Old Manila after listening to me ramble on about Philippine History. Log onto their website here to see more pictures of this fabulous place.

Post-Afternoon Tour Merienda Menu (may vary)

Queso de Bola Melt P 60.00
(Two Slices of Toast loaded with their Signature Homemade Queso de Bola spread,
served melted and piping hot)
Chicken Relleno Lollipops P 100.00
(Four Pieces Chicken Lollipops stuffed with their signature
Chicken Relleno Mix and Sauce)
Pancit Guisado P 150.00
(Glass Noodles Sauteed with Fresh Vegetables
topped with Chicken and Ham )
Homemade Onion Quiche with Three Cheeses P160.00
(Served with Kangkong Salad with Grilled Peppers,
Carmelized Walnuts and Our Homemade Walnut Vinaigrette)
Tita Moning’s Gambas Al Ajillo P 180.00
(Sauteed in Garlic and served with Garlic Pandesal Slices)
Paella Valenciana (please order in advance) P200.00
(Mini Paellera with Chicken , Chorizo, Pork, and Prawns,)
Tita Moning’s Famous Bread Pudding topped with Candied Pili Nuts P 160
(Their Bestseller)
Tita Moning’s Leche Flan P 60.00
(The Real Leche Flan, Just like your Lola used to make it)
- that is, if your lola was a Legarda
Fresh Mango Crumble P 180.00
(Fresh Philippine Mangoes topped with delicious crumble topping,
baked in the oven and served with Macapuno Ice cream and Mango Caramel)

Feb 18 and 23, 2007- Post-Morning Tour Lunch Menu

Sopa de Molo P 200.00
Traditional Hearty Soup of Pork Dumplings from Tita Moning's Visayan Hometown
Cold Cream of Celery P 180.00
Made with Fresh Apples, Bacon and PoppySeeds
Sopa de Ajo P 200.00
Traditional Garlic Soup topped with cheese,
finished in the oven with or without egg

Fresh Arugula Salad and Baby Greens P 290.00
Made with Sweet Pears,Walnuts and Gorgonzola Cheese
Papaya Salad with Jamon Serrano P 300.00
Served with Mozarella , Fresh Basil and a Honey Calamansi Dressing
Homemade Onion Quiche with Three Cheeses and a Green Salad P350
Topped with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Parmesan, and a Basil Dijon Vinaigrette

(all Entrees served with Organic Brown Rice and Vegetables)
Solomillo a la Tita Moning with Potatoes in Their Jackets P 480.00
La Cocina Seafood Zarzuela.served with a Fresh Almond Parsley Picada P 520.00
Our Famous Lengua Cooked in White Wine P 480.00
Tongue of Beef simmered in White Wine done to "melt in your mouth"
perfection and topped with Green Olives
Our Famous Paella Valenciana
Side order (1-2 pax) P350 / small paellera (7-10pax) P 1,750
(please order in advance)
Osso Buco Gremolata with White Wine Risotto P 480.00
Beef Shank stewed in White Wine and Fresh Tomatoes
served with a garnish of Parsley, Garlic, and Fresh Lemon Zest)
Vegetarian Option : Homemade Pasta Primavera P 320.00

Fruit Plate P200.00 per person
Caramelized Bananas with Vermouth and a Platter
Selection of Fresh Fruits in Season
Tita Moning's Bread and Butter Pudding P 200.00 per order
Queso de Bola Cheesecake with a Fresh Mango Sauce P 180.00 per order
La Cocina Leche Flan (The Best Leche Flan in Manila) P 120.00 per order
Barako Coffee or Fresh Herb Tea from Our Garden P 150.00

Prix-fix Menu (may vary)

Sopa de Ajo
Lengua Cooked in White Wine, Organic Brown Rice, Vegetables of the Day
Tita Monings Bread Pudding
Barako Coffee or Herb Tea
P900++ per person

All prices Subject to 10% Service Charge and 12% VAT

Kindly advise ME or La Cocina de Tita Moning that your group is coming
315 San Rafael St. San Miguel, Manila
Tel. 7342141 or 7342146, 09175383490
(we shall provide you with a Map and Directions after the tour.)