10 June 2016
09 June 2016
by Jonathan Orbuda June 09, 2016
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, ‘Best Bite of I Love Tansyong” decided to visit the famous Bulalohan among call center agents and office workers in the metro – R & J Bulalo – to review. The said restaurant is located at Plainview Maysilo Circle, Plainview, Mandaluyong City, along Boni Avenue. You will bump on it before you reach Mandaluyong City Hall if you will be coming from EDSA
R & J Bulalo is well-known because of their specialty dish Bulalô . It is a light-colored soup Filipino dish that is made by cooking beef shanks and marrow bones until the collagen and fat melted into the clear broth. Bulalo is native to the Southern Luzon region of the Philippines.
At first glance, R & J is your typical carinderia: open-air dining area, monobloc chairs, walls made of wood and bamboo, and a loud karaoke machine. Filipino native is the ambiance of the said resto. The area is huge enough to accommodate 400-500 guests in one dining. Parking space is also available but they can only accommodate two cars. You can park along Boni Ave though but that’s not secured.
R&J has been in the business for almost 20 years now. They used to serve only bulalo but then their menu expanded and now they offer other Filipino favorites like Tapsilog, Chicharon Bulaklak, Pork and Tofu, Ensaladang Bagnet, Dried Milkfish, Fried Catfish. Beer and liquor are also available for a group of friends or a team who are planning to have a drinking session.
The place is quite hot and not well-ventilated since it is an open area. It is not advisable to grab a bite during daytime especially on lunch. But during night time, the place is very dynamic and vibrant due to its audible music coming from the karaoke and the lightings inside. Hence, the said establishment is open 24 hours.
The food is truly savory and worth the time we spent just to commute and get there. Indeed it is perfect for individuals who are craving for delicious menu and in a tight budget. No wonder, call center agents patronize this resto because of its affordable menu, especially call center subculture and office workers embrace this ORAS DE PELIGRO – days before the payday wherein everybody thriftily spends the money left on them.
- Place - 8/10. The place is not well-ventilated and parking slot is scarce
- Food - 10/10. Indeed, the food is delicious with affordable prices.
- Service: 3/10. They were not able to match the fast-paced service needed in proportion to the number of guests who are waiting for orders. They’re Karaoke is not even working properly and they will no longer refund the money you inserted to the machine.