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September 25, 2007

Kanin Club, The Pride of Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna

September 25, 2007

Kanin Club, The Pride of Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna

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If BF Paranaque's best kept secret was Conti's (before they expanded), Technopark's best kept secret in Sta. Rosa Laguna is Kanin Club. After two years, the restaurant has doubled in space size and this is the only place packed during lunch time. On a Sunday lunch, we had to wait for 30-45 minutes before getting our seats which is a good indication of how successful Kanin Club is.

Kanin Club @ the Pink Kitchen

Located at the center of Paseo Sta. Rosa, this is a good place to start or end your weekend trip to Tagaytay. They serve filipino dishes with a one of a kind twist that I've not seen in any restaurant. Their best seller is the Crispy Dinuguan and the Kanin's Club Turon. They serve different kinds of rice (Kanin in Tagalog word) and the best part is they serve healthy brown rice! You can also opt to order All-You-Kanin which is an eat-all-you-can white rice for only P40 per person.

Shame on me for ignoring this gem when I first heard of this a year ago. Don't forget to try out Kanin Club on your next trip to Tagaytay. (Just a tip: when going to Tagaytay don't exit via Sta. Rosa, use the exit right after Sta. Rosa which is Greenfield and this should take you to Paseo Sta. Rosa faster and without any traffic)

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Kanin Club already expanded to add more capacity to the restaurant, but still it is full on weekends.

Kanin Club Menu
Appetizers and Salads
Rice and Noodles
Main Dish
Soups and Seafood
Seafood and Vegetables
Dessert and Drinks

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Brown Rice (P22). One serving of steamed unmilled unpolished mountain-grown rice.

Aidan loves rice and he likes it as it is.

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Crispy Dinuguan (P120) spicy pork stew flavoured by vinegar and pork blood like European blood sausage, except it's a stew.

When we knew that this version of the dinuguan contains crispy chicharon bulaklak, and other crispy pig internals, we wanted to stay away from this dish. My mind knew that this was not good for my health but my hands and mouth kept on eating this one spoonful at a time until it is finished. How can this classic filipino dish be so unhealthy but taste so good? Stay away if you want your cholesterol to be on the safe side...

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Seafood Kare Kare (P240). The National Dish: Mussels, squid, shrimps and vegetables slowly cooked in peanut sauce. Served with bagoong. A rich dish that all Filipinos love.

The key to Kanin's club success is their sauces. The Kare Kare sauce with the bagoong is another thing that you can't resist. It has the right peanut and sweet taste that you like to keep coming back for more. There was too much tahong in this kare kare versus the shrimp or the squid even the veggies were kept at a minimal.

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Suman and Mango. This is a relatively new dessert and it was too sweet for us. There were buco strips, macapuno and chocnut crumbles on top.

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Turon KC ala Mode (P82). A Kanin Club Original. An updated version of your lola's turon. It was with bananas, purple yam jam, macapuno strips and monggo beans wrapped and deep-fried in a rice paper roll. Your halo-halo version in a roll with a scoop of ice cream on the side.

This was a hit in the pink kitchen. I like the idea of having the halo-halo ingredients inside the turon. We love this!

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I do hope Aidan doesn't get fat with all the desserts he loves eating these days. I need to teach him to run marathons as early as now...

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Kanin Club
Paseo de Sta. Rosa
(049) 544-0332
Reservations for Dinner only.

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