Mucho's Hauz - Beautiful Sunday

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My Share for #BeautifulSunday initiated by @ace108

After our tour from the beautiful church called St. Peter of Alcantara Parish, we were ready for lunch. All that walking and taking photos got me really hungry. Since we are just visitors in this town we had no idea where to eat. Since my father lived near this town he knew where the best restaurants are. I was told that it is nothing fancy, really cheap, but the food is superb. Come with me today as we have lunch in a small restaurant near this church in Pakil Laguna.

Mucho's Hauz

From this church the restaurant is located just a few steps away. It is located on a small street on the right just in front of the church. No big signage can be found and it would be hard to discover it accidentally. Well, this restaurant was actually suggested by my step brother to my dad. Which he discovered thru his friends.

After a little walk, we reached the restaurant and from the outside it does not look much. But as the saying goes "Don't judge a book by it's cover". Appearance are often misleading and we have eaten in a lot of restaurants that doesn't have a fancy appearance, but the food exceeds some restaurants that has an elaborate appearance.

When I peeked inside, the place was very simple yet clean. Concrete floor and exposed roofing, some might think that the structure is still unfinished. As far as I know, the restaurant has been operating for more than three years now.

With that exposed ceiling they compensated it with hanging flowery decorations, bamboo poles and lights. There were a few customers at this time, but I was told it is often crowded. There are times that you had to wait in line to get a seat. Good thing there was not much people and we easily found a spot at the far end corner.

At the back, they had more seating in small bamboo huts under a big mango tree.

The take out counter just in case you wanted to just take your food on the go. There are tiny bits of country accents here in there. Just like those sun flowers on the wall mounted on wooden boards.

No air conditioning, but there are adequate electric fans to keep the customers cool.

It is fascinating that there are variations in tables and chairs. This one in particular made from wood scraps is very unique. I didn't get a chance to examine it closer as it would be weird taking photos of the chair while it is occupied.

Now it's time to order our food and I had no idea what to eat.

On the menu, it says Mucha and Mucho Food House. This got me a little confused as the name was Mucho's Hauz, but says differently on the menu. Mucha in Spanish means a lot and Mucho means much, which is kinda redundant. But probably it is a pet name of the kids or owners of this place.

When dining in it is common here in our country to order noodles along with rice and meat dishes. So we were looking to order a couple of main dishes to be sufficient for all of us. The prices here ranges from around $1.00 to $4.00.

They had already so much on the menu, which made it harder to choose what to eat. But I thought to stick to food for lunch to make it easier to choose.

Side dishes, pizza and pasta so much to choose from. How I wanted to try their pizza and pasta, but we will skip that for now.

Here are the rice meals which is good for one person served with a cup of rice and a meat dish. We needed to order something that could be shared among us. So we ordered one whole fried chicken, sizzling sisig, pancit canton regular and seafood variant. My daughter wanted shrimp tempura so we also ordered that as extra.

As for our drinks, I didn't know what they ordered we just have to wait and see.

Now the hard part, which is waiting for your order. We were starving and I hope it would not take too long. The kids kept themselves busy on their phones as what kids normally do these days. I on the other hand just went outside a bit to check what else I could find. Unfortunately, it was a bit hot at this time and I was forced to come back inside.

The food didn't take too long and started to arrive. First up was the regular pancit canton which is a very popular noodle dish in our country. Chinese influenced it is a mix of meat and vegetables and often I prefer the one that has a lot of sauce. The variant they had didn't have much sauce, but the firm texture of the noodles was very good. I've had better and I guess my rating for this dish is just a little above average for a pancit canton.

The next one that came was the sea food pancit canton. It is the first time I have heard of a seafood version and I was very eager to try it out. Don't forget to squeeze in that calamansi which is our local lime on the noodles. It adds a little sour taste that enhances the flavor of the noodles. The aroma of this dish was very delicious and would definitely stir up that appetite. As for the taste, it was quite unique and the seafood fusion was very satisfying.

In our meals, rice is always present and can always be found at a table here in the Philippines.

Next was the pork sisig served on a sizzling plate. I could say this dish is the most popular partner during drinking sessions. Now it is also ordered even where there are no alcohol around as it it perfect with rice. The original sisig is made from roasted chopped pork face topped with a fresh egg and mayonnaise. That I prefer has a good balance of crunchy parts and tender meat. Again don't forget to squeeze in that calamansi to add that extra flavor and crush that chili when you mix it.

My daughter's shrimp tempura was also served the same time with the sisig. It had three pieces and the shrimp size was acceptable. My daughter loved it and also loved the dip that came along with it. For the price of around $2.00 it is worth it. The serving is good for one person, but if you have a large appetite ordering two of these would be sufficient.

The last main dish to arrive was the fried chicken. My son loves fried chicken and often this is what he always orders everytime we go out. I always convince him to try other food, but still he always orders chicken. The chicken looks like it has been over chopped, but no matter it's the taste what is important. The way they cooked it is without breadings. There is way of cooking fried chicken here where it boiled and seasoned with salt and pepper. It was very well seasoned and I loved the tiny bits of crunchy parts. My son enjoyed the fried chicken as he ate a lot of it.

The drinks and shakes that they ordered looks very good. On the left side is the chocolate milk shake and on the right is the ever popular Philippine halo halo.

If you would like to read more about halo halo do visit my old post below.

Sweet Sunday Treat

If you have that sweet tooth you would love the Choco Banana shake. Fortunately, the kids allowed me to have a little taste of their drink.

After taking photos it was time to eat and the best part of this lunch is spending it with the family. As I said earlier, the place does not look much, but the food here was absolutely very satisfying. There is a feeling that I always look for everytime we finish a meal at a restaurant. That feeling of satisfaction with a hearty meal which would make you want to come back again soon. The feeling of happiness beneath your belly is enough to say that the food here is really good. We are really looking forward to come back here and try their pizza and pasta. I hope we come back real soon.

Thanks for joining me again in this #beautifulsunday and I hope to see you again soon. Until then happy eating as food is life.

Visit our previous adventures in this amazing province called Laguna

In Search of Fried Duck

A Thousand Steps to "Tatlong Krus"

"Tatlong Krus" at the Summit of Mt. Humarap

Paete Church

A Resting Place at the Foot of a Mountain

Chisels from the Town Near the Bay

Meeting Extraordinary People

Pakil Church

Official Page

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WHAT a great post and a great place for you to go to!
The food looks amazing!

I really loved the food here and even the kids wanted to go back. If it was just not too far away from home.

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Happy sunday my dear, i love the simple restaurants the important is the family gathering God bless you and your family 😊and the food looks delicious, thanks for sharing

With the family around any place becomes special. Ummm of course the food must be good lol. Cheers!

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Yummy food on a lovely Sunday! Thank you for sharing, @watersnake101!

Good food that made the day more special. Thanks!

Wow @watersnake101 everything looks so amazing and yummy. Definitely not helping my hungry tummy this morning hahaha. Looks like you all really enjoyed yourselves.

Ha ha sorry for that lol. Hope you had a good breakfast after checking my post.

All the food looks great. Personally, for the noodles, I'll have them without the mussels.

Oh you don't like mussels? Well the original recipe would suit you well but it needs to have a lot of sauce. Thanks @ace108 for the #beautifulsunday!

Wow!! The outside doesn't match the inside at all.
I like restaurants that have a mix n match furniture, kinda gives it a cozy intimate feel, not too rigid.
Thank you for sharing your Sunday with us :D

Spot on I also love restaurants that has the mix and match stuff inside. Separates it from the usual trends. I'm glad you liked it.

I enjoyed reading about your meal. It's similar but also very different from what we get here in the US. It all sounded good until you got to this part:

roasted chopped pork face topped with a fresh egg and mayonnaise

Pork face? Like the snout and lips and cheeks and stuff? Or is pork face a misleading term?

Also, fresh egg? That looks like a raw egg to me. Is it cooked at all? I know some people eat raw eggs in drinks, but I don't know that I've ever seen one plopped on a food dish before.

Thanks for sharing bits of another culture with me!

To answer you question.... yes it is made from the face of the pork literally roasted and chopped into tiny bits. Kinda horrendous like Hannibal Lecter if you would think of it lol. But there are other options some use pork belly instead as it is more accessible. This one we had looks like was made from belly and the raw egg actually gets cooked when mixed together in the sizzling plate.

Whew! I'm glad to hear that. :-) It's good to use the whole animal......but still. I don't eat meat at all, so I really don't think I could deal with face.

That looks like an amazing place for a family lunch! And I don't know which I want to try more - that Halo Halo, or the Choco Banana shake! Looks like a very beautiful Sunday - thanks for sharing it with us, and congrats on the #steemitbloggers member boost today!


Thank you very much. It was really a memorable experience it was actually nice having lunch with my dad again after years.

Wow the food looks great! I was looking a the prices and it looks so affordable hahaha SULIT. Hope you guys enjoyed your Sunday! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Exactly! Sulit and very delicious and swing by if ever you drop by Paete Laguna.

What a lovely outing, enjoyed learning about your traditional/favourite foods, quite different to what we have.

Never judge a book by it's cover is so true in life, it may not look fancy in this case it is the food that counts @watersnake101

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So true never judge that cover which applies to everything in life. That's why I always want to explore and try new stuff specially if the place is simple and not that eye catching. Thinks comes in surprises. Hey thanks for checking @joanstewart

It looks like you find a great little place to get some food:) the dishes looks delicious

Ah yes it was a great experience for us. After that meal my belly was very happy lol.

This looks so very good!! Thank you for showing it to us (and for my stomach telling me it is not happy with my plan to go to bed now :)

Ha Ha sorry about that. Hope you got something for that belly of yours before bed time. Hope you get to experience our food one day.

I hope so too - it truly looks delicious 😋

Very nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon, the food look great and the place has its own little charm about it. Very nicely done review you have put together here.

Thank you. I appreciate you having a look and you are correct about that charm. Hope we get a chance to come back again and I'm dying to try their pizza and pasta.

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