Although Manila is a City that boasts famous restaurants in nearly every neighborhood, sometimes the most simple and heartwarming dishes provide the most satisfaction. Home-grown dishes — which do not always get accolades or stars — is just that.
Gabe’s Home Grown Dishes, or simply, Gabe’s, takes you home with food ‘made more with the heart and less with the mind’. You won’t find molecular gastronomy or dishes that have been prepared using state of the art kitchen devices at any one of Gabe’s food staples. Just good food, like Grandma or Mom used to make.
Stop in for the all-day breakfast meals (Pro tip: Try the Tapsilog and Longsilog) and stick around for the Laing with Dilis and Pancit Malabon. A wide variety of traditional Filipino favorites are available daily, such as the Kare-Kare, Lechon Kawali, Lengua, and Pork Sisig.
Aside from the Filipino favorite dishes we’re used to, Gabe’s goes the extra mile and surprises us with Baked Ribs and Salmon Belly in Bechamel Sauce. It’s also worth making the trip to the area if you have a sweet tooth. Their Halo-Halo and Valencia Ala Malabon (think, Turon) are both fantastic desserts that will satisfy even the most difficult to please.
This unassuming restaurant is small and quaint, but adored by the locals. With an emphasis on home cooking and hospitality, Gabe’s Home Grown Dishes promises to serve dishes that remind you of the kitchen you grew up in.