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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Razons: :@)

Razon's of Guangua
22 Jupiter Street Bel-Air Village, Makati 897-2481 or
Pasig City Golf, Ortigas Center
and many more branches.

This afternoon, I decided that I needed something to cool my body down. What better way than to pigout on....HALOHALO!!! After driving around, and trying to decide where to get good halo-halo, I decided to try out the famous Razon's Halo-Halo.

Razon's is actually a famous restaurant found in the province of PIGOUTS, Pampanga. The owner go so much customers coming all the way from Manila, that he decided to branch out to the metro.

As I arrived, the smell of the sizzling bulalo and sisig immediately caught my attention. Although tempting, my stomach just couldn't handle that much food after eating three choriburgers.

So I decided to order something light, and something that would go with the Halo-Halo. I asked for a recommendation, and finally got the Pancit Luglog and Halo-Halo.

For you foreigners, Halo-Halo is a local filipino desert that mixes in shaved ice, sweet banana, nata de coco, beans, gelatin, and depending on the place much more. Hence the name, Halo-Halo (means "a mix of mix") Pancit Luglog on the other hand, is basically, chewy noddles with crab fat sauce, mixed with shrimp, and topped with crunchy pork rhine.

Feedback: Well, it was good, but not great. For both the pancit and halo-halo. The pancit was just like pancit palabok, but with another type of noodle (luglug) and it was a more chewy, but other than texture, the taste was the same. The halo-halo on the other hand, was special, not because it tasted better, but because it was made different. Most halo-halo would have loads of different ingredients, but Razon's halo-halo stuck to four basic ingredients: Ice, Milk, Sweet Banana, and Macapuno. One notable thing was that the ice is much more fine.

Overall, if you are looking for a light snack, or looking to taste the wonders of Pampanga without driving an hour away from the city, Razon's is your best bet.

Ambiance :I don't know about the other branch, but this place was hot, bad air conditioning unit

Attire: Casual

Price: P100-150 ($2.5 to $3.5) Overpriced for good but not great food

Must try: Sisig, Sizzling Bulalo, Pancit Luglog, and Most of all: HALOHALO!

Other Recommendations: Although I haven't tried it, I'm very sure the Sizzling Sisig will not disappoint. I've tried the Sisig in Pampanga and it is AWESOME!

Happy Pigout :@


Darwin said...

Halo-halo is indeed one of their specialties. I happen to be classmates with the daughter of one of the owners of Razon's Refreshments.

It is an (extended) family business and they own the ones in the original location which is Guagua, Pampanga. I never thought such place existed until I knew her. Hahahaha!

The branches here in Manila are probably owned by the titos and titas but their refreshment shop dates back to their lolos and lolas.

:@) said...

Awesome, thanks for the additional info.

Just curious, would you know how did it start? I mean, was it selling the same things ever since before? or was it one of those restaurants that sell one special item, and it just kept growing

u8mypinkc00kies said...

Love their halo-halo and pancit :)

Marie said...

You should try halo halo in Digman. I am living in Dubai but everytime I go back to the Philippines, I would go atleast twice to Cavite for their halo halo.

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