Business is brisk cooking is homey flavours are full, bold, and authentic. Counter staff ably guide you through the myriad dishes (there’s no printed menu), and food comes cafeteria-style. Best spooned over rice, monggo is a warm, comforting mix of mung beans, shrimp, tomatoes, tofu, coconut milk, and a sizable presence of garlic. Tortang talong is an eggplant omelette with seasoned ground beef, and bistek is onions sautéed with strips of flank steak tart from a soy-calamansi marinade. Longganisa, laden with nuggets of porcine goodness, are thumb-sized sausages that are sweet, sticky, and spicy.