Little Quiapo is a good place to dine in Sucat when you are craving for 'lutong bahay". Founded in 1949, this restaurant offers Filipino homegrown food like Pancit Palabok and Kare-Kare that remained best sellers up to now.
Palabok (P 460 medium-size bilao) is a comforting noodle classic with thick shrimp-flavored sauce. Its perfect sauce is packed with flavor! The luscious shrimp sauce is the best I've ever tasted! The serving comes with modest toppings of egg slices, crunchy fried tokwa (bean curd), and adobong pusit cutlets (stewed baby squid).
Lumpiang Shanghai (P 204) makes a good starter dish. The bite-size pieces were crunchy.
I liked Little Quiapo's take on Kare-Kare (P 387). this traditional dish of oxtail stew in peanut sauce is really a contender for best ‘kare-kare’ in town. The meat was tender. It is best paired with their inhouse bagoong, which has the right mix of saltiness and sweetness.
Sizzling Spare Ribs (P 274) is a thick slab of tender braised meat that was really delicious. The sizzling effect makes this beef spareribs more appealing to meat lovers. Buttered vegetables were served to complement the meat. I recommend that you give this dish a try.
Their Fish Salpicao uses blue marlin, which is a mouth-watering food discovery for me. I so love how they cooked this sizzling Blue Marlin Salpicao (P 350) giving it that much garlicky flavor boost right down to its core!
Pinakbet (P 208) is a simple medley of vegetables (Okra, Bitter Gourd, Eggplant, Butternut Squash and Yard Long Beans) sauteed in bagoong shrimp paste and swahe (white shrimps).
For desserts, we were served Banana Split (P 190) which is an ice cream boat of halved bananas topped with the cherries, wafer sticks, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and peanuts. Other cold desserts served were Special Halo-Halo (P 130), and Maiz con Yelo (P 117).
The Mango Shake (P 119) and Ube Shake (P 119) was a good way to enjoy the said flavors as each comes topped with a generous scoop of ice cream, an extra special treat!
I tried the Ice Tea Shake (P 90) and it was good! Other foodies had Lemonade (P 60) and Calamansi Juice (P 57) to cool them down.
Little Quiapo gives you a chance to savor your childhood favorites again. Take a trip down memory lane and share happy times with your family over home-grown food.
42 Aguirre Avenue, BF Parañaque, Sucat