Most often than not its hard to bring foreign friends outside to try Filipino food because it's either the restaurant is too fancy for that it doesn't give them the real taste of "Pinoy" food anymore or it's too lousy that they will not like it.This restaurant named after one of Filipino's National Artist "Juan Luna" truly embodies the idea of Filipino restaurant serving authentic Pinoy food. So when my principal from Malaysia came in for a market visit we straight away went to Luna J since it's quite near to my office...
We are a bit familiar of their menu because we have already visited this for some times. Here's what we ordered.
Ensaladang Itlog Na Maalat. A very common staple food in every Filipino home. Basically, a salted egg with fresh tomato and onions. So appetizing!
Kawali. Deep fried roasted pork. The crispy popped skin will make you forget the fat and cholesterol hahaha...
It's really flattering to introduce your dishes to foreigners from our neighborhood country . It's nice to know they like some of our food and even compare it to one they accustomed to. However, they say that Pinoy food is always on the "extreme" level. Meaning, our dishes are either too salty (fish paste, salted egg, sinangag) or too sweet, or too sour (Kilawin) or too spicy (Gising gising) hahaha... But i think the spicy part is manageable. As a defense I just said that we always eat them with rice anyways the taste would be balanced.
Over all rate
Budget: 120- 250 per dish.
Here's to summarize my Luna J experience
Value for Money: JJLLL
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