My officemates and I were happy to discover this new eatery along Scout Rallos in QC. It’s a bit of a distance from our workplace but the travel to the location is well worth the time.
Twapakto, a Fookien word that means “big tummy,” calls to mind the bliss that comes from having a fun and satisfying meal with good friends. Even the store’s interiors have a fun vibe; the bare concrete walls set off the colorful furnishings with cute illustrations of happy big-tummied people.
Our group of four ordered a bowl of Crispy Pork Belly Rice (Php180) for each of us and a half-order of Twapakto Char Siu or Chinese Pork Asado (Php380) for sharing. Now, I’m not much of an asado aficionado but I found myself liking this dish; the meat was full-flavored and the sauce was not too sweet. The piece de resistance, however, was the pork belly; the meat was tender, the skin was cracklingly crispy and the fat melts in my mouth. I also ordered a Leche Flan Shake Special (Php100), which was a sweet, creamy cap to the meal.
We went back to the store the following week but were disappointed to discover that it’s closed on Mondays. 😦
I look forward to coming back to that Crispy Pork Belly, though.
Twapakto is located at the 2nd Floor, Elements Hall, 27 Scout Rallos Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City.
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