Sunday, September 23, 2018


Nostalgia....the first word that came to mind when I first entered Friends and Family last April via a Looloo App invite.Check out their menu which harks back to the 60s. I can not get over the sepia tint , the visages and "ootd" (as my unica would call it) of the models on the cover...
Fast forward to last Friday afternoon together with other select foodies via the invitation of @teamkaladkarin and @johnbunag, we tasted FRIENDS AND FAMILY'S NEW DAILY SPECIALS ...

Let me break it down for you....
Monday's Lauriat P295
1 stick pork barbecueLumpia Shanghai, Pansit, Crispy Kangkong, Garlic Rice
Quite an attractive price point for this budget-conscious mom. The portions were more than generous for its price tag. Our piggery would love this. Me and the unica can share this. I definitely can not finish an order all by my lonesome

Tuesday Takaw P195
Beef Pares, rice and soup
P195 for a lunch meal in a restaurant in  Bonifacio High Street? This is almost unheard of in this area.  The quality of the pares was good for its price. Definitely value for money

Wednesday Hump Day P475
Inihaw na ulo ng salmon 

The salmon was grilled perfectly. I love salmon head. I can eat this  everyday. Be sure to eat the eyes. They are really scrumptious and melt-in-your-mouth. An order of this can definitely be shared by two. Just order rice.

Thursdays in the North P250
Grilled pork belly Dinakdakan topped with chillies, onion and cilantro

Dinakdakan is indigenous to Ilocos thus the tagline Thursdays in the North. 

The original recipe of Dinakdakan though is made up of boiled and grilled pig parts, in which ears, liver and face are the most commonly used. Friends and Family's version uses  liempo.

Friday Yah Yah Yah 
Pinaputok na HIto P295
Chinatown Sweet and Sour Fried Chicken P350

Saturday with Friends P295
Homestyle Paksiw Na Lechon and housemade atchara

Truly 'lutong bahay', it reminded me of the paksiw na lechon my lola  from my dad's side used to cook for us eons ago when we still lived in  La Huerta Paranaque. That little town is quite known for its delicious kakanin and Lauya.

Sunday Family Day P550
Sizzling Roast US Beef Mushrooms & Gravy
served with potatoes and more gravy P550

Nothing brightens up the Sunday table  like a  sizzling plate of  roast , unless there is lechon of course haha. Yes it is a bit on the pricey side, but this is roast beef people.  So  I think it is well justified. Why dont you try it and let me know what you think.


Friends and Family made me realize that those days of having lunch together as a family  , enjoying home-cooked meal had been replaced by bonding over food at the mall.

Times had really changed.  But that's not to say its bad.  The key words  are  togetherness  and family.

When you are with friends and family, anywhere is home.

Friends and Family is located at Bonifacio High Street Central , 7th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Friends and Family is part of the Raintree Restaurants Group which include Museum Cafe, Providore, Chelsea Cafe, Saboten, etc.

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