Finally after a lot of times passing via Sauyo going to Lagro, Novaliches to visit my parents and my relatives there. I finally got the chance to eat at Kambingan ni Tsong. I rarely eat goat and I am not Ilocano but I like Ilocano food specially their veggies. Every time I pass by this restaurant I always tell my wife that we should eat there. One Sunday we were watching “Balitang K” and they featured Kambingan ni Tsong, After seing that, I made up my mind that we are going to eat there the next time we are in the area, of course I did not inform my wife at first because she does not need to know, for now. The next day I told my wife that we should go to Novaliches to check out the house of her parents that we were helping them to sell, she agreed. At the back of my mind, this was my chance to try Kambingan ni Tsong.
When we’re about to pass the place I told her that I am already hungry, she said that we should eat before going to her parents house. I said ok, then immediately turned the wheel to park besides Kambingan ni Tsong. She was flabbergasted and was looking at me as if I somehow tricked her, but I did(with a grin).
It was your typical Filipino style home cooking restaurant. To order you need to go to the in front of the main counter to check out what they have for the day aside from their specialties. Sadly at the time we ate there, the Papaitan (This is a famous Ilocano dish which uses goat bile, yummy) was still not ready. We ended up ordering Kaldereta (A dish known to have goat meat), Adobong kambing(An original Filipino dish), Kilawing kambing( A dish that contains goats liver, spleen and grilled goat’s ear soak in vinegar and onion), and last Tapang kalabaw( Carabao tapa). All of these dishes that contain goat are quite spicy that’s why we ordered Tapa for Ykaie, our daughter. After ordering from the counter you just tell them were you want to sit so that they can bring your food to your table. They serve Papaitan soup which is by far the Best Papaitan soup I have ever tasted. Each dish cost around P100 – P130 pesos plus rice for P15 pesos.
Kambingan ni Tsong is located along Old Sauyo road in Quezon city. They have huge vacant lot just besides the restaurant that serves as their parking area. They have guards/parking boys that is in charged of safety and order of the parking lot. Next time I’ll bring my friends for some R and R after drinking while gulping down a hot spicy Papaitan soup.