How do you like your pancit? Ever had it with vinegar? Too weird for you? Try pancit Lucban and you might just change your mind.
I recently had a craving for these yummy tasting noodles after a cousin posted a deliciously looking plate of these delicacy in Facebook. Fortunately it was a sunny Sunday morning that day and we're psyched to have some family time. So I told hubby to get ready because we're heading out for some pancit Lucban lunch.
Buddy's is a restaurant which originated in Lucban, Quezon. Both my parents grew up in this little province and we would always see this restaurant whenever we visit our grandparents. Suffice to say, it caters to Lucban delicacies such as pancit Lucban, longganisang Lucban, hardinera, etc. But they also have other items on their menu like spaghetti, palabok, pizza, burgers, sizzling meals and more.
On that fateful day of my craving, we decided to try their Ayala Center branch in Makati. We even met up with my sister and her family so my little boy had a chance to have some serious playtime with his cousins.
The place had a feeling of fiesta all over it. Colorful kipings (leaf-shaped wafers made of rice) hang around the area. The seats have large sunflowers carved at the back rest.
As expected, the pancit was as yummy as ever. The distinct feature of this dish is that it is taken with vinegar. It sounds out of the ordinary but try it and you might just like it.
Pancit Lucban (2-3 persons) P175
We also tried the Longganisang Lucban and Kesong Puti Supreme Pizza. It was okay but not really spectacular. The pizza had thick crusts and the longgnisa on top tends to get out of place while you eat it making a bit of a mess. I like my longganisang Lucban on its own, fried and served with hot rice and calamansi.
Buddy Pizza Supreme: Longganisang Lucban and Kesong Puti (Small) P125
Sago at Gulaman P40