Friday, April 6, 2012

The Unassuming LZM Restaurant

It's amazing how some of the best Filipino dishes around can come from the most uninspired, unnoticeable eateries. 

Take LZM Restaurant, for instance, who was cited at Unilever Foodsolutions, the Department of Tourism and the Inquirer Lifestyle's Sooo Pinoy (Evolving Filipino Flavors): National Search for the Ultimate Pinoy Dish as one of the restaurants serving the best daing na bangus and sinigang in the country.

Photo credit: LZM Restaurant facebook page

Unassuming little place they have here.  One you would most probably have ignored (I know I have.)  This eatery comes complete with the musty airless room, rude servers and the occasional errant tsinelas (slippers) on top of the side counter (I kid you not.)


But what it lacks in ambiance, it surely makes up for in delicious dishes as LZM Restaurant is known, as their name states, for their "Lutong Bahay (home cooked) Specialties."

Daing na Bangus (Php350)

Their Daing na bangus is definitely a must try.  Very tasty and not too salty.

Daing na bangus

I don't know about you but woe is the person who comes between me and my bangus (milkfish) belly.  Yum!

Bulalo (Php450)

There's also the Beef bulalo with a healthy serving of veggies and beef chunks.  It's the perfect dish to have whenever one finds oneself facing the cool Tagaytay winds.


Crispy Pata (Php450)

Their Crispy pata is also a must try.  Pork thigh marinated with salt and pepper (and some other spices too), then cooked until tender.  Crunchy skin and all those glorious meaty bits just melting in your mouth.  Mmmm...

Crispy pata

Servings are good enough for sharing with 4 or more people.

Maybe next time I'll try the Sinigang as well.  Yum!  J


LZM Restaurant
Magallanes Square, Silang Crossing West
Tagaytay City, Cavite 4120


  1. Boneless ba yung daing na bangus nila? Sarap nyan sa fried rice!

  2. Would love to have daing na bangus now! That crispy pata looks so good too! :D

  3. Servings for 4 people or more?! Good value!

  4. Owww. I tried Diner's Bulalo last time I went to Tagaytay. :)

  5. @i♥pinkc00kies: Yup. Daing na bangus is love. =)

    @anney: Yup! Boneless. =)

    @Sumi Go: Please try to visit them. You really won't be sorry. The food's really good. Just ignore the ambiance (of lack of) and the rude servers. =D

    @Pinay Travel Junkie: Yup. It's really affordable. There were also a lot of people dining when we were there too. =)

    @michymichymoo: Haven't heard of that yet. Is it any good? =)


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