Abuelita’s Kitchen



Abuelita’s Kitchen Roast Prime Grade Rib Eye, photo from their Facebook page.


Who is Abuelita? She is Eduarda Cuyugan Lacson, a beloved grandmother with Capangpangan roots. She moved to Bacolod where settled down, lived an idyllic life and held fort in the kitchen. Years after her death, her food is still being celebrated by her granddaughter Marianne Campillo-Legasto, and husband Chef Marco Legasto of Prime 101 Restaurant. Together they have recreated Abuelita’s dishes, now available on order-basis.

Last week, Vicky Tensuan of Whisk Designs — that lovely custom stationery service — sent me a whole order of roast prime grade rib eye. Vicky has partnered with the chefs of Prime 101 and has helped introduce the concept of catering/home service. The roast came in a lovely porcelain platter, ready for serving.

I have to say, this was one of the best roasts I have ever had. And to be sure I wasn’t just swayed by the gift, I invited Patrick’s cousin Raul to taste the roast. Raul is a food snob and even he had a “food coma.” It was that good. We will definitely be ordering this again.


Here is what the roast looked like when we received it. Looked even better than in the file photo. This Roast Prime Grade Rib Eye serves 10-12 and is priced at P6,000.


And look at perfection! Slow roasted US Angus Beef marinated in wine, spices and herbs. This is seared in a wood chip grill and finished off in the oven. Served with au jus (it’s own juice).


Other items on Abuelita’s menu – Japanese A3 Wagyu Sirloin Roast, Roast USDA Prime Grade Beef and Roast Chicken. They also sell frozen cooked food like Tapa, Callos, Chorizo and Korean Beef Stew. There are extras like Bone Marrow with Mushroom Rice and Caviar Pie.

Make sure to bookmark this entry. You may need it for Thanksgiving and Noche Buena (or birthdays, family lunches, pot luck dinners).

For inquiries and orders, email abuelitamanila@gmail.com or 0916.475.3547. Place orders 5 days in advance. Orders are for pick-up only (no delivery) at Prime 101 Restaurant, 2/F Zeibart Building, Pasong Tamo, Makati beside Don Bosco.



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  • http://verabear.net Vera

    That is… ahhhh….. just looking at it gives one a food coma!