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BU Centrepoint has always been sort of a meeting place for the only reason that Suanie stays only a stone’s throw away, and when she says we meet there, we meet there. An argument with Suanie is an exercise in futility.

We have been to the BigWateryAmericanCoffeeChain numerous time but strangely enough, last Tuesday was the first time we went to Cagayan’s right next door.

pork ribs at Cagayang, bandar utama
pork ribs at Cagayan’s, Filipino Cuisine

Cagayan’s is one of the very few restaurants that serves Filipino cuisine. Now personally I’ve never been to the country nor have I heard a lot about the food there. I must confess that the only thing about this place that attracted me was the rather big “Non Halal” sign and the pictures of pork ribs and nuermous other pork dishes. Kerol had the same sentiment.

I’m quite clueless when it comes to Philipinno food, but luckily the menu comes with description as well as photos of each dish, making our job much easier.

pork adobo, caldereta (lamb curry), pork binagoongan, french rivera
pork adobo, caldereta (lamb curry), pork binagoongan, french rivera

For the five of us, we ordered a medium rack of pork ribs (RM 36.50) with original sauce to share (6 pieces) as well as  individual dishes. To be frank, I thought the ribs were average, Tony Roma’s at Bangkok‘s pork ribs was better than this, but this wasn’t bad either.

My dish was pork abodo (RM 11.00) with rice. Abodo apparently is a very common Filipino cooking process that involves stewing with vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaf, and peppercorn. The wholesome pork belly with the slightly sourish and salty marinate tasted better than I had expected, I could eat it with rice even without any chili, but with the chili padi that they have it was even better.

rachel, suanie, KY, kerol, and horng at Cagayang Philippine Cuisine
rachel, suanie, KY, kerol, and horng at Cagayan’s

Horng ordered Pork Binagoongan (RM 12.00), which is a bowl of pork belly cooked with fermented fish paste bagoong based soup. Like fish sauce popular in Vietnamese cuisine or shrimp paste in our local sambal, the soup carries a subtle but distinct taste that might not suit everyone, but we love it!

Rachel’s lamb caldereta (RM 12.50) actually tasted like a mild version of lamb curry with slightly different spices, I find it very delicious too. Apparently this is also a popular method of cooking for dog meat in Philippines, hmm, I wonder if that would taste even better?

The French Rivera spaghetti (RM 9.00) was alright, Suan didn’t complain nor compliment, so I guess it was just average.


Cagayan’s is located at BU Centrepoint, just next to Starbucks on ground floor

With the ribs and drinks, dinner came to RM 20+ per person. Though not everything tasted super awesome, the few rice dishes we had was impressive enough to warrant many visits in the future.

Address:
Cagayan’s
G107-108 Centrepoint
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.137988, 101.610124
Tel: 03-77241022

Discuss : Cagayan’s Filipino Cuisine at BU Centrepoint, plenty of pork!

  1. ditto, i myself have yet to try any Filipino cuisine, for they’re rather hard to find here in Msia, let alone Ipoh.
    wonder if they serve dog’s meat, will they get in trouble with the authorities?

  2. the thing i like the most was the chilli.

  3. sounds good . . . .will drop by ler . . . .anyway, filipino food are usually cooked with loads of vinegar. . .

  4. J2Kfm,
    Hahah too bad no dog meat here, darn it 😛

    Myhorng,
    Yah quite awesome!

    foodcrazee,
    Yah, that’s true. 😀

  5. I wanna try their set lunch for the next visit..

  6. dog meat?? got… if u know the right ppl 🙂 apparently there’s one place in Petaling st with dog meat. But then, I’m a dog lover so don’t ask me!
    Food is good at Cagayan but frankly, I found it a tad too salty.. maybe it’s just me 🙂

  7. sotong,
    Only Mon-Fri, weekends tak ada set lunch!

    Leo,
    Interesting, I’ve heard the same thing about Puchong too

  8. Looks good! Manila (and I guess Thailand) is also famous for this duck fetus (?) thing which they eat called “belut” (not eel) or something to that effect. I’m trying to get some in December, when a friend comes over, but apparently food like that is hard to get through customs. 🙂

    Pork and vinegar, always a good combo!

  9. Wow, Filipino food is really something rare in Klang Valley. Since got pork rib, I think can give it a try next time when I am around that area.

  10. Huai Bin,
    Yah I’ve heard about this duck fetus thing, I’m not sure if you can find them here..

    JD,
    Yah make it happen 😀

  11. filipino guys are really cute XD

  12. i make a great dictator

  13. hmmm…not bad…I always go to Centrepoint for Pizza Uno. now i have another reason to be there! =)

  14. fietheelf,
    Ciss!

    suanie,
    no doubt about that! lol

    crystal,
    Hahhaah true, make it happen

    Trenddude,
    Yaaa

  15. haha I think I know which BWACC u’re refering to! Lol..

  16. Eh, its aDobo la, not aBodo 😛

  17. eiling,
    What is BWACC? O.o

    WJ,
    LOL sorry sorry 😀

  18. What? You drop so many kaki bulu there and now only you go try Cagayan? lol

  19. Simon Seow,
    Haha yah.

  20. It’s called ‘balut’ and it looks just like an egg – until it’s cracked and you see the duck embryo inside – so it shouldn’t be too difficult to sneak through customs.

    Wikipedia – Balut (Egg)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut_%28egg%29

  21. Hong,
    Interesting, thanks for the info. 🙂

  22. em..i try it jz now.no bad so will try other choices again especially pork bun serve in tea break hour!

  23. kenix,
    I’m glad you liked it. 😀

  24. Great autentic filipino food here. Sadly the place has closed down already. 😥

  25. […] than just chewing down balut, of course. The dried mangoes are super awesome, them pork dishes (at Cagayan, the Philippino restaurant at Centrepoint) are delicious, and there’re of course, pork rind […]

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