Ang Kamalig Restaurant was one of my favorite restaurants in Iloilo during my high school days. It is where my family would bond together and spend our birthdays and special occasions. In my opinion, they served the best Filipino dishes in the city back then.
Just imagine my excitement when Ang Kamalig reopened its doors to the Ilonggos last September 2015. And again, they did not fail me. They still have the most delectable Filipino dishes this side of Earth, at affordable prices. Their Kare Kare Pata is to die for!
The posh interior gives a homey ambiance that adds to the unique charm that draws Ilonggos to this place. Their friendly staff provides excellent service that gives you even more reason to come back.
Recently, they invited bloggers to have a taste of their new dishes as well as the old time favorites. Of course, yours truly accepted the invitation with much delight.
Here are some dishes that will surely meet your discriminating palate.
Everyone’s favorite dried pusit from Estancia was fried to a wonderful crisp and served with sinamak. This was the first dish served to us. Oh, what a great way to start our meal.
Kare Kare Pata
Now, this is my personal favorite and one of the must-try dishes at Ang Kamalig. You will surely love the heavenly taste of this rich and sumptuous stew of tender oxtail, tripe and vegetables in sweet peanut sauce. Of course, the ginamos served on the side completes this dish.
Kadyos, Baboy, Langka
On your first visit to Ang Kamalig, you should order this Ilonggo classic sour soup dish, which is more popularly known as KBL. It is another bestselling dish that is cooked in the style introduced by one of the restaurant’s original cooks, whom the owners lovingly call Tiyo’y Raphael.
Pork Tenderloin Steak
This is one of the restaurant’s new scrumptious dishes and their delicious twist of Bistek Tagalog. This reminds me of Mom’s pork steak, which is a favorite of us siblings.
Another bestseller, this dish is duck slow-braised in a thick, sweet-savory sauce and added with a hint of cinnamon. Try this one and it could be your new favorite.
Tocino del Cielo
This dessert is a signature dish of the owners’ beloved Lola Nena. Only egg yolks are used in this Spanish custard that is an exquisitely light and sweet flan.
Fried Ibos kag Ice Cream
Our favorite ibos is made even yummier. Ang Kamalig serves the ibos fried, mixed with peanut brittle and topped with a scoop of ice cream.
Turon na Langka, Sab-a at Ube
The Ilonggos’ favorite snack is also served as a dessert. Ang Kamalig added an ube filling to the classic combination of banana and langka for a more delightful taste. This is another personal favorite.
Melon, Watermelon and Banananut Shakes
Ang Kamalig also serves refreshing drinks such as fruity shakes that are made with 100% real fruit.
For reservations or inquiries, you may call them at 501-5002. You may also visit them at Facebook.