My two old friends, Jojo and Josette, introduced me to Kanin Club back in 2009. Since then, I made sure that I eat there when we visit the Philippines. Other friends have brought me here too, but I never complain. I love their food.

Last year, I went to Kanin Club twice. One evening, when my mom and my dad wondered what to eat for dinner, I promptly suggested Kanin Club and dragged them to the restaurant. Good thing it was close to our house. 🙂

They wanted Ensaladang Talong and Crispy Tadyang. I was fine with whatever they wanted, as long as I had Aligue Rice, which is fried rice sautéed with crab fat. So bad for you yet sooo darn good. Mmmm!

This is Ensaladang Talong, which is grilled eggplants with freshly-chopped onions, tomatoes and vinaigrette.

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Ensaladang Talong

This is the Crispy Tadyang described in their menu as “Crunchy and lightly seasoned beef spare ribs served with their 3 dipping sauces”.

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Crispy Tadyang

And this is my much-loved Aligue Rice. Just looking at the picture makes me hungry!

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Aligue Rice

In a separate visit, I met up with Jojo and, of course, where else did we go but Kanin Club? We ordered Thai Mango Green Salad (“Slivered green mangoes, onions, cilantro and peanuts, sprinkled with a sweet-salty mix.”), Aligue Rice (again? Of course!) and Tapa ni Ana (“Fried beef strips from Dr. Ana’s previously secret recipe”). Who is Dr. Ana? I have no clue.

This is the Thai Mango Salad, a lovely salad that I enjoy because of the green mangoes!

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Thai Mango Green Salad

Here’s the Aligue Rice again. I just can’t quit you.

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Aligue Rice

Lastly, the Tapa ni Ana.

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Tapa ni Ana

As I said earlier, I love the food from Kanin Club. I even have a list of what to order the next time I visit:

  1. Ensaladang Mangga with Salted Egg – I heart Philippine mangoes!
  2. Ensaladang Talbos – never had this before, so I’ve got to try it.
  3. Binukadkad na Tilapia – a favorite
  4. Boneless Daing na Bangus – another favorite
  5. Lumpiang Sariwa – still a favorite
  6. Adobong Kangkong – um, yeah. . .love this!
  7. Pocherong Tinomas – never had this
  8. Sinangag na Sinigang – had this and loved it!

I’m not a big fan of going to the same restaurants over and over again, but Kanin Club is definitely one of the exceptions to my rule.


Kanin Club
U.P.- AyalaLand TechnoHub, Commonwealth Ave
UP Campus, Quezon City

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