Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mang Ambo Filipino Restaurant Hong Kong

When in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Kong and you suddenly had the urge to eat Filipino food, there's no cause for alarm because there are numerous restaurants which serve Filipino food. One "carinderia" type restaurant which has become a talked about eating by place by Filipinos as well as expats from other countries is Mang Ambo Filipino Restaurant located G/F, 120 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong, China very near California Fitness Gym.

Mang Ambo Filipino Restaurant

Just this afternoon, Calay and I headed to the gym and by the time we were done, we were hungry as hell. Yup, after burning all those calories and sweating myself to death at the gym, it was time for payback and eat fat and calorie infested food...hahaha. I think everytime I burncalories and fat, I tend to take in more which is probably why going to the gym is not working...mmmm

So there we were at Mang Ambo's taking our pick. They usually served set meals priced at HK$28 which give you 2 choices of any dish, rice and soup. On the menu, they have pre-cooked Filipino dishes and regularly they have Adobong Baboy or Manok, Sinigang na Baboy, Calderatang Baka, Menudo, Igado, Bicol Express, Apritadang Manok, Pinakbet, Kare-Kare, Dinuguan, Lechon Kawali, Pritong Isda (Fried Fish) and Tortang Giniling. For drinks, aside from the usual softdrinks and juices, they serve Sago at Gulaman which is a Filipino sweet juice drink with jelly. They also serve Halo-Halo, a Filipino desert which consists of ice, milk, assorted fruits, leche plan, ube and other sweets. Mang Ambo is also famous for their pork BBQ on stick.

Pork BBQ on a stick

(photo from Mang Ambo's Facebook)

That's me taking my pick of Filipino food

My choice was Bicol Express, a spicy dish which originated from the province of Bicol paired with Dinuguan which is pork in "pig's blood sauce". Yup, you've read it right PIG'S BLOOD. To some this may be a disgusting dish but for other it's a specialty worth craving for. I love how Mang Ambo's Restaurant makes their Dinuguan. Calay had Dinuguan with Pinakbet (sauted vegetables with pork). Mang Ambo Filipino Restaurant is a favorite of many Filipinos and Westerner's alike and the taste of their dishes is more than enough to justify the reason why.

(photo from Mang Ambo's Facebook)

That's me trying to recover from the calories I lost at the gym

Get in touch with Mang Ambo online via their facebook page - or you can call them at (852) 21436164. 
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