Use this knock-knock joke on your Filipino friends!
You: Knock Knock!
Friend: Who's there?
You: Ako maba.
Friend: Ako maba who? 🤣 Mabaho means stinky in Tagalog, so the friend is saying I'm (Ako) stinky (Maba who).
Hailing from Cebu, Hukad brings Cebuano cuisine to Manila with it's popular Cebu Lechon Belly, Ngohiong, and Baked Bantayan Scallops. I checked out the @EastwoodMall_ City Walk location. Overall a delicious restaurant with one BIG hiccup in our experience.
It started out so well as we enjoyed the Baked Bantayan Scallops, Lechon Belly, and even the vegetarian Ngohiong (deep fried ubod [heart of palm] and singkamas [jicama] spring roll), along with their unlimited garlic rice. 😋
Then mid-way through the Lechon Belly, we noticed that some pieces were stinky (mabaho) similar version to when raw fish sits at room temperature for a long time (malansa). 😷 My dad actually spat out the lechon belly in disgust of the funky taste. 🤢 As we smelled each piece after, the weird part was this wasn't for all pieces. Some were nicely made, and some were stinky. Luckily, the ones I ate were good. We have no idea how this happened but we returned it after since we were scared we might get sick from the pork. 🤷♂️ Fingers crossed, this was a one time thing. 🤞
🍽️ 1/4 Kilo Lechon Belly (PHP355/CAD8.99)
📍 Eastwood City Walk 1, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C5), Eastwood City, Quezon City, Metro Manila
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