July 26, 2010

Major Letdown at Lola Idang's

Date of Visit: July 21, 2010

When we found ourselves hungry and in the vicinity of the Scout area in Quezon City last Wednesday, we decided to grab some lunch  at:

Located along Scout Ybardolaza, it is almost in front of the Sacred Heart Church in Kamuning. We've also tried their branch in Visayas Avenue as well as their White Plains Avenue branch. 

The restaurant's interior is simple. White plates with guest raves are displayed on the walls giving diners ideas on Lola Idang's best sellers. 

Lola Idang's interior

HB and I frequent Lola Idang's whenever we crave for kare-kare. On the otherhand, the lomi is our girls' favorite, specially when they are sick. In all instances, we order our food for "take-out". 

This time around, we tried Lola Idang's set meals which had really inexpensive price tags. Maybe we should have been wary.

For starters, we ordered:

tokwa't baboy

Then we tried the following set meals:

Kare-kare and bagoong with rice set meal

lumpiang shanghai set meal

I thought they heard me wrong and gave me cheese sticks instead of Lumpiang Shanghai. This disappointed me terribly. While the kare-kare sauce was as good as we remembered it, the ox tripe slices were really small  and there were just quite a few.

calamansi juice and black sago and gulaman

Good thing the black sago and gulaman was really sweet. However, the calamansi juice was another disappointment. It tasted bland and unnatural.

I can say we got what we paid for -- which is really a big letdown. We wouldn't mind paying a wee bit more for more quality servings or portions. 

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