Chika-an was one of the most popular filipino restaurant back then, we used to bring our guest there, the only problem then was there prices were a bit expensive.
After malls and commercial building began sprang out everywhere with different new restaurant, Chika-an began to adopt new strategies in order to compete with the market. The prices for their dishes also became competitive.
Even with all those changes, they still managed to maintain the quality and taste of their food.
A perfect appetizer to start your meal. Each plates serves 7 Scallop topped with butter and other ingredients. I'm not really sure what they place on top of the scallops but my guess is butter or cheese. Either way it's always a regular dish when we order filipino food.
The mongo soup is probably one of the most common Filipino dish you wouldn't want to order in a restaurant. Asides from the fact that it is very easy to cook there is nothing extra ordinary with this dish. Anyway my mom ordered this, so might as well eat it.hehehe
Sizzling talong with spicy sauce
This dish is definitely a different way to cook an eggplant, it has the right blend of sweetness and spiciness in it. Although it lacks presentation, it certainly makes up for it in its taste. This dish is one of my new favorites.
Another common filipino dish. This is always a constant on our orders since this is my brothers favorite dish.
Boneless bangus with coco milk
Bangus is pretty much a very common fish here in the Philippines but what I like about this dish is that it is cooked in a different way. Sizzling boneless bangus can be bought in almost any filipino restaurant or fast food chain. What is special with this recipe is that it is sauced with coco milk.
Another common filipino food, pork belly deep fried to perfection.
Grilled Pork Belly
All in all I recommend chika-an if your in the mood for filipino cuisine. The food is delicious and affordable. Their service is good and the food is served fast. The only problem is this place is usually full during the weekends.