April 2, 2o12 dawned with an air of excitement in our house. It was not only the 1st day of my 9 days vacation but it was also the day that my sissy was coming home from Dubai.
I’ve been thinking of a place where I can bring her on her first day back home. I thought of Krisgard but dismiss it because it was a hot day and Krisgard is not airconditioned. I thought of the Azkals Sports Bar in The Fort Strip but was worried that since my sissy is not a sports fan (take note of any sports) she might not enjoy a sports bar. Then one day Jhing, Joan and I had lunch at Cafe Lidia and it hit me this was the perfect place where I can bring my sissy and her family.
After enduring the traffic from NAIA Terminal 1 to Cafe Lidia in Marikina we were finally seated and ready to order.
We started with the Nacho Grande and the Bufallo Wings.
Cafe Lidia’s Buffalo Wings is their best seller.You will see this item almost on every table. The wings are coated with a sauce that is not too spicy and with the right amount of sweetness. The Buffalo Wings are served with a sour cream sauce that really goes well with the wings.
The Nacho Grande is not your ordinary messy nachos of cheese and ground beef. Cafe Lidia’s Nacho Grande had olives, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, onions, flavorful ground beef, cheese and tangy sour cream. The chips does not taste stale and because the cheese is served separately the chips are not soggy.
For the entrees we had porterhouse steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Roast Chicken.
Their porterhouse steak is very very good. I like a steak wherein you don’t have to put condiments to make it taste good and Cafe Lidia was able to accomplish that. The steaks was good on its own. Flavorful and had enough char to make it interesting.
The Chicken Cordon Bleu is also very good. The chicken is not dry and the cream sauce is very tasty. Both the porterhouse and the chicken had a siding of mashed potato and very light, refreshing salad.
I was not able to taste the Roast Chicken but from what I can see it was a good value for your money for the serving was huge!
Finally the best part of all meals DESSERT!
Felice and I went to the cake display to see what desserts we will get. We finally decided to get the sansrival, sylvannas, Midnight Dream Cake and a blueberry cheesecake.
The sansrival was to die for. The buttery icing with the soft layer of wafer melts in your mouth. My sissy even said that it can rival the sansrival of Betty’s Sansrival and for her to say that is high praise. The sylvannas was also very good. While the Midnight Dream Cake was a chocolate cake with caramel drizzle and marsmallow filling. Its very very good I was worried that the cake was too sweet but it was surprisingly not.
I was not able to taste the blueberry cheesecake for Felice was seated at the other side of the table hahaha but according to her and my sister it is also very good.
I’m very grateful to Joan for introducing Cafe Lidia to me. I found a restaurant that offers good food with reasonable prices and good ambience. The service is also superb, the waiters are very attentive and is willing to answer any inquiry with regards to the food.
If you have guests that you would like to treat or balikbayan family or friends or just to have a good time and good food I strongly recommend that you visit Cafe Lidia.
Cafe Lidia is located at 64 Calderon St. Calumpang, Marikina
Happy eating 🙂