Chefs Rolando and Jackie Laudico whip up the best Filipino breakfast feast at Guevarra’s
A perfect weekend morning, for some, involves waking up from a slumber that isn’t interrupted by alarms, a good cup of coffee, and, the best part, a food spread to start the day. In a Filipino setup, there is a well-loved formula for creating the best breakfast, which is silog. But if working in the kitchen is not part of your morning rituals, this restaurant in San Juan City is the place to visit.
Led by chefs Rolando (Lau) and Jackie Laudico, Guevarra’s has been among the go-to food spots for anyone looking for the best breakfast buffet experience. The key to its fame is its faithfulness to the Filipino breakfast culture.
“My inspiration for our breakfast buffet is based on Pinoys’ love for silogs (sinangag-itlog) so you can pretty much create your own garlic sinangag rice with any style of eggs and mains,” chef Lau says. “But of course, we offer much, much more than just silogs.”
Their breakfast buffet features roughly 40 dishes, which are more than enough to satisfy any morning cravings. The best way to start the morning feast is with their sumptuous bakes. The restaurant’s bread corner is filled with local bread like the ensaymada, pan de coco, Spanish bread, alongside pizzas inspired by Filipino flavors such as tocino and tuyo.
Diners can also customize their own silog plate. They can choose from hearty main disheslike the garlicky Vigan longganisa, daing na bangus, crispy danggit, and chicken pork adobo typical morning mainstays like hotdog, bacon, and corned beef to go with their fried rice and egg. But what they shouldn’t miss is the restaurant signature Angus beef tapa.
“Our Angus beef tapa takes a long time to prepare,” chef Lau says. “We first marinate it then it’s oven-dried, and finished on the grill to give that distinctive smoky flavor.”
To round up the morning feast, the restaurant’s kitchen is also serving classic Filipino porridges like the champorado and arroz caldo. Sweet indulgence is courtesy of its waffles, pancakes, cereals, and yogurt, and its dessert table’s delectable kakanin offerings.
“Everything is prepared from scratch using the freshest and best ingredients,” chef Jac says. “No shortcuts, no artificial flavorings, and no MSG.”
Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico’s Breakfast Buffet is available every Sunday, from 7:30 to 10 a.m, and priced at 499 net per person. You can find it at 387 P. Guevarra corner Argonne Streets, Addition Hills, San Juan City. Visit www.guevarras.com to know more.