IMÀ Kitchen Old Balara QC

[2019-Mar-06] I had lived in a Kapangpangan household and the grandchildren were all calling their grandmother ‘ima’ so I have always thought ‘ima’ meant grandmother. In the process of explaining the name of the restaurant, Carlo (nice name, haha) the owner of the restaurant corrected that wrong idea.

We were able to sample five dishes plus two desserts.


My favorite of the five would be the ‘Sinigang with Ube and Watermelon’ not because it had ube and watermelon but because its acidity/sourness was just right for me.

My least favorite would be the skewers. Not because it was not good but because it was already cold when we tried them. It was our fault for spending too much time taking photos.

The other dishes were ok.

The sisig did not have any tough inedible bits.

The torta had mild flavors.

The kansi was not too sour.

Though both the desserts were ok, I would like the Ube-Bibingka Cinnamon Roll better if it were less sweet and/or the sauce is separate. I would like the Turon better if the banana used was more ripened/sweet and of course with the usual jackfruit/langka strip. I have repeatedly said that I am not a dessert person and I normally prefer less sweet but I like sweet banana in my turon (and preferably with langka, haha).

Thanks to my ‘tukayo’ for the satisfying meal, desserts, drinks, conversation, etc. Hope to see you again and maybe with the ‘sisters’ (I have met and know only two of them as of this time) next time, hehe.

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