Ka Tunying’s Cafe

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First time to try Ka Tunying’s Cafe few weeks back and I must say, I got really surprised with the food. I have this wrong notion regarding cafes in general that coffee is good, but food is just okay. Ka Tunying’s Cafe is one place wherein I am glad to be wrong, and would love to be wrong many times just to try their food again.

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Ka Tunying’s Cafe started as a bakeshop in Nueva Ecija, where the Taberna family owned and ran a local panaderya. Though, during my visit I focused more on their food offerings rather than on the pastries. Maybe I could go back again and give those a try.

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The meal started with Ukoy, but their version included Pumpkin or Kalabasa into the mix, giving the Ukoy a sweet balanced flavor to it.

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Next is “Bruce Tawilis” or Fried Crispy Tawilis served with vinegar. I must say, and this is agreed upon by everyone at the table… This is the best Tawilis dish PERIOD!!! Deboned and fried to perfection.

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Something perfect on the rainy season is “Arroz Ala Tunying”, served with perfectly boiled egg, and sliced chicken breast.

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Nueva Ecija is known for the longganisa, or “Batutay” as they are called in the native language. A visit to this Nueva Ecija grown and owned restaurant will never be complete without trying a local delicacy.

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Vegetarian or vegetable lovers rejoice as Ka Tunying’s Cafe present their no meat “Ka-Love-Asa Lasagna”, the classic Lasagna cooked with zucchini, eggplant, tomato sauce, cheese and of course… Pumpkin or Kalabasa (hence the name).

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Staying true to its roots has been part of Ka Tunying’s Cafe appeal, which has held on to its well-loved dishes in spite of the barrage of food trends.

Disclaimer: Everything written here is entirely based on my own opinion, my own biases, and my own insights.

Ka Tunying’s Cafe

Visayas Avenue, Timog Avenue, and NAIA Terminal 3

Contact Number:
(046) 366 1342

Website: www.facebook.com/katunyingscafe

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Stay hungry,

thehungrychef

Nathaniel Uy

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