July 29, 2009
Have you been to this restaurant that serves all the best longganisa specialties from all over the Philippines? If you're a longganisa lover, you can now enjoy the longganisa of Alaminos, Cabanatuan, Lucban, Vigan, Tuguegarao, Cebu, Pampanga and Bacolod all in one place.
Sonsi (named after the owner, John Sison) is a comfort food place specializing in bringing in the best longganisa from all over the country. You can also enjoy your favorite Filipino pulutan dishes like bangus, sisig and lechon. The restaurant is a bit small with a pulutan-bar ambiance and is located in a community mall.
They can improve the concept by also serving the longganisa with its own vinegar available from the province it came from. Currently, they only serve the Ilocos vinegar with all the longganisa. Also, they should showcase the culture behind the food and tell stories about them. The restaurant concept is very good but can be improved a lot.
We ordered the longganisa that we are not familiar with. The Bacolod version tasted like sausage with its smoky taste and sweet flavor. The only thing is it is full of big chunks of fat.
I personally did not like the Cabanatuan version, which is a bit salty and needs to be matched with the right kind of vinegar.
I like the Cebu longganisa because of its sweetness, its higher meat-to-fat ratio and its crumbling texture when you bite it.
Note: Parking could be a problem during peak hours. From Edsa, turn right into Pioneer and you should see Madison Square Complex on your right.
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