Recipes From Spain, Cooked With Filipino Love At Abuela's


Rafael Reynante | May 25, 2017

Abuela, translated from Spanish, simply means grandmother. However, rarely do Filipinos call their grandmothers as such: instead, we call them more affectionately as Mama or Lola. That was the case for Eduarda Cuyugan Lacson, a loving Lola loved by her family because of the way she always poured her heart out into her cooking. She had her roots in Pampanga, but settled in Bacolod, so obviously, in terms of cooking, she knew what she was doing.

That same love was revived by her grandchildren, husband and wife tandem Marianne Lacson Campillo and Chef Marco Legasto, in their restaurant (aptly called Abuela's) in Salcedo Village in Makati.

Obligatory flatlay photo, just because everything was so good.

Choose Philippines was invited by Zomato PH to come and try the restaurant's wonderful dishes, which included Abuela's Special Roast Beef (Php 3,800), Bone Marrow and Mushroom Rice (Php 480), Curry Prawns with Crab Fat Sauce (Php 850), Lengua Estofado (Php 490), and their wonderful Lechon Kawali with Thai Sauce (Php 290). Make sure to check the gallery above to see all these scrumptious dishes!

Learn more about Abuela's delectable dishes on their Facebook page here, or on their Zomato page here.

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