I know I’ve been hibernating for soooo long and the more I do the more this blog becomes monotonous even to silent readers. The reason of my idleness remains the same if you must know, no biggie because I just get too drowsy every chance I have time to write. And sleep is luxury these days.
Anyhow, because we’ve been driving to Cavite every weekend and holidays ze husband and I had no chance to try new restos around the city. Believe that the mall rat in me haven’t even set foot yet to the newest malls –Uptown Mall, Venice Grand Canal and even to the restos just across my office building. My routine became boring (to some) but I assure you I’m enjoying my time and my day offs keeping myself busy at home. So to keep my long story (of hibernation) shorter, let me share some worthy restos I’ve visited around town during the last months. I do hope you’d find this review helpful if you want some flavorful Filipino food.
Republic of Cavite. We always passed fast this route because the resto stood along the short cut from Governor’s Drive to Trece-Indang road. Not until Walter Mart supermarket opened across the resto it became interesting (well, for me). I don’t know where we came that day, probably errands because the house was still under construction that time, and maybe we dropped at the supermarket to get something and ROC became the last stop.
Since it was already mid-afternoon during our visit we were the only guests, so, it’s like we own the place. After placing our orders, I had time to check the resto. The place was actually big, bigger than I thought, spacious and pleasant. The resto itself actually resembles that of Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit hence the very nice interiors with recall of the past –capiz windows, bricks and photo story of what seems to be Cavite’s historical value.
The muebles were fine-looking and they used good hardwood, I can’t help but love the simple yet old-fashioned design of chairs and tables. On the other side of the main dining hall was the al-fresco and garden area, this together with the other function halls can be rented if you have occasions like wedding and birthdays. I also found out that Town’s Delight, Cavite’s prime caterer, was the owner so no doubt you’d be savoring Caviteno’s recipes at its best.
Back to our table, we were served with Sinigang sa Miso. I really forgot the fish, I’m guessing was it tanigue? Hehehe. It really hit the spot, the way I love my sinigang –very sour yet savoury! The serving was very generous, sayang lang because I don’t have photo of the big pot to give more justice. Next we had the Crispy Pata Kare-Kare, the serving was even more generous and despite not being the best kare-kare in town it didn’t fare bad either.
To end our meal, I got us an order of leche plan. It’s a little pricey compared to LZM’s but with its smooth and creamy texture, well, it’s worth the price. I think I really didn’t get to taste ROC’s specialty like the crispy dinuguan, binagoongang baboy, adobo, kilawin and that famed delicacy Lihim ni Lola, so, I guess the secret will remain a mystery until the next time. Ended so full and sleepy after.
The dining experience at ROC was overall commendable including the courteous and well-trained wait staffs. It’s really a plus factor always if service is excellent. So, if ever you’d be visiting Trece Martires City or it’s nearby town try to include in your itinerary a visit at Republic of Cavite, truly one of Cavite’s pride.
REPUBLIC OF CAVITE | City Hall Road, Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires City, Cavite | T. (046) 419-0214 / (046) 686-7271 | firstname.lastname@example.org