Lugaw to the rescue!
There’s nothing more perfect than a bowl of hot lugaw on a rainy day or when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. Don’t you agree? It is the most basic rice porridge you can make when you’re at home, which usually includes slices of ginger and is topped with spring onions. You can even add a hard-boiled egg if you’re feeling fancy and some patis (fish sauce) on the side.
Also Read: Food Wars: Arroz Caldo vs. Lugaw vs. Goto?
Despite its simplicity, lugaw remains to be a staple food especially for those who are recovering from sickness, those who are on a budget, and most especially for those who tend to hibernate during the rainy season. Here is a list of the best lugawans around Metro Manila available for delivery. Which restaurant do you think serves the best lugaw in the Philippines?
Goto Monster – Makati
A Makati-zen’s go-to after a night of partying, Goto Monster offers good lugaw to warm up your soul. They have a gigantic DIY lugaw kit good for 8 people which consists of all our favorite toppings like egg, tofu, tripe, and more!
Available for: Takeout, pickup, and deliver. They are open from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. daily.
Susan’s – Bulacan
Susan’s is a popular place in Bulacan known for its Filipino dishes. They have been in the industry for about 36 years now, proving that lugaw is indeed essential after three decades. You can choose from their combos and pair your lugaw with pork, tofu, pig’s ear, pig’s tongue, and other exotic toppers.
Available for: Pick-up and delivery. They update their menu daily so be on the lookout on their Facebook page!
Citang’s – multiple branches
Another Bulaceño gem, Citang’s has been one of the most popular lugawans just outside of the Metro. A bowl of their lugaw costs only ₱20, and you can even choose which add-on you want.
You can also pick up one of their kakanins (glutinous rice cakes) for a merienda session that’s “solb na solb!”
Available for: Limited Dine-in, Pick-up, Takeout and delivery. They are open from 7:00.a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lugawan sa Tejeros – multiple branches
You have probably heard or seen this lugawan on television — they are known for their lugaw with lechon kawali (deep-fried pork belly)! Their sinful creation has made them a highly-celebrated option among lugaw enthusiasts.
Available for: Limited Dine-in, Takeout and pabili service, Delivery via Food Panda. They are open 24/7 except for Taguig branch.
Goto Believe – multiple branches
Do you believe in heaven or hell? After trying out Goto Believe’s menu, you just might! Goto Believe is known for putting their own twist on the classic Filipino comfort food like their Lugaw Infierno which is just overflowing with chili for that spicy kick. They are also complete with sides and skewers like lumpia (spring roll), isaw (pork intestines), tenga (pork ears), and calamares (deep-fried squid).
Available for: 24/7 Dine-in, store pick-up, takeout, and delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda.
Oink – Rockwell Sheridan
If you love Goto Monster then you will surely love Oink. They mainly serve Filipino dishes with carefully crafted, flavorful twists, and among their bestsellers include the Pork Bagnet Mangkok.
Available for: dine-in, take-out, and delivery via GrabFood.
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Cover image from Goto Believe’s Facebook page