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I still dream of their Chorizo Adelfa – spicy and crispy, the leftovers I took home. The chorizo pasta I made from it when I got home was unforgettable too.
I have yet to return to Tootsie’s for this (by far my favorite here). But more than the chorizo, they serve excellent family dishes passed on from generation to generation as told on their menu. Here are some of what we had and totally enjoyed.
Inihaw na Maliputo (grilled seasonal freshwater fish found only in Taal Lake). The fish is ever so fresh and sweet.
Kulawong Puso ng Saging (Banana blossom spiked with vinegar) – always loved this dish and this particular one is wickedly good.
Sugpo sa gata (Prawns in Coconut Milk). I’m always biased with dishes cooked in gata. This did not disappoint.
Turon Halo-halo – with leche flan (caramel custard) and ube (yam), drizzled with a special langka (jackfruit) sauce. This was calling my name but somehow, this dessert didn’t measure up. The turon per se was really good but the sauce (for me) was not necessary. The only dish that was sort of but not totally disappointing.
Quietly tucked along the Aguinaldo Highway, Tootsie’s is definitely a restaurant screaming for attention if lovely home-style Filipino food is what you’re after.
Useful Info:Tootsie’s J. Abad Santos, cor. Aguinaldo Highway, Tagaytay City Tel: (046) – 4834629 / 0917-TOOTSIE (866 87 43)