This is my first time experiencing Philippine's cuisine in Sydney. Having quite a number of filo friends, I am always curious what's their authentic foods taste like. So Mr.G, my previous colleague recommended this place called La Mesa for an authentic Filo foods. I've heard about this place before in Dee Why and apparently after 10 years being located there, they move to a more convenient location for everyone, The City! :) So I went out with my colleagues to have a catch up (dinner full of pork) and a karaoke night out..
Not long after we were seated, Mr.G flip through the menu suggesting what dishes to order for us to try. I am agreeing to everything and especally to Crispy Pata which is a deep fried pork leg. We'll get back to it later. Ms.N was pleading for garlic rice and also Lechong Kawali which is another pork dish.
But to start with, I had Okoy which is a deep fried vegetables patties served with chilli vinegar sauce. I don't know what to expect and what to compare it with but I quite like this dish.
|Okoy $7.50 (4 pieces)|
|Fried Quail Eggs $7|
|Kare Kare $21|
|Adobong Pusit $16|
|Garlic rice (L) $4.60|
|Crispy Pata $20|
|Lechong Kawali $16|
|Chop Suey $16|
I must say this is my first eating challenge ever! I tried a bit of the embryo with the white part of the egg.. it tasted just like plain ordinary eggs but with different texture ... It will be my first and last eating balot. I cant T.T
It was a great night out. We talk and laugh alot. I really miss working with this lovely people!!
Apart from my friends, The food in La mesa are yummy, I would like to go back for Lechong Kawali and would love to try other new dishes :) The portion are generous as well and I think the price is reasonable.
Thanks Mr.G for ordering and booking the place for our gathering ^^