Manchurian wings – Panciteria Lido

Manchurian wings - Panciteria Lido
Deep fried chicken wings with a sweet “Asian” glaze. 265 PHP
Panciteria Lido, Manila PHILIPPINES

Ok, this was the only decent dish we had here. It really wasn’t all that great, but I’m a sucker for chicken wings covered in a sweet, sticky sauce. The wings were actually a little over-fried and dry though.

Manila Cathedral
Manila Cathedral, Intramuros.

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Pugon roasted asado – Panciteria Lido

Pugon roasted asado - Panciteria Lido
Sizzling pork asado with onion, garlic, chives, plum and taosi sauce. 285 PHP
Panciteria Lido, Manila PHILIPPINES

This dish was SO DISGUSTING – it tasted like ass! The pork was really tough and dry and it was super hard to chew through. The combination of flavors from the rub and sauces tasted like old, wet dirty laundry. I guess this place specializes in this roasted pork so I don’t know if we just got a really bad batch but it sucked. If this is what it’s supposed to taste like then I’m really surprised that this chain remains open. GROSS!

Place setting - Panciteria Lido
Place setting.

Kalesa horse drawn carriage
Kalesa, horse drawn carriage, this one in the Intramuros.

Stir-fried seasonal vegetables – Panciteria Lido

Stir-fried seasonal vegetables - Panciteria Lido
With broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, carrots, and celery. 185 PHP
Panciteria Lido, Manila PHILIPPINES

This was ok, nothing special. I’m not sure which vegetables were “seasonal” though. All of them are available year-round! Anyway, I wouldn’t normally order a boring plate of vegetables, but we felt like we probably should have something “healthier” during the trip. 😦

Garlic rice - Panciteria Lido
Garlic rice. 45 PHP
Mmm, I love me some garlic fried rice. And it’s really hard to mess up!

Jose Rizal Monument, Rizal Park
Jose Rizal Monument, Rizal Park.