We just came from Vicentico’s. I read about this restaurant when we had lunch at Coconut Grill. It was voted as one of the Restaurants with the best Pinakbet.
Vicentico’s is housed in an Old House. It is surrounded by Capiz Windows. Flooring is Vigan Tiles. Wood furniture can be found everywhere. They have a choice of Air Con and Non Air Con plus there is also outside dining.
We ordered the following, KareKare, Sisig, Adobo and Chicharon Bulaklak. Plus Halo Halo Special.
Kare-Kare– this is quite unusual as it doesn’t use the usual vegetables for karekare. It made use of pumpkin and Cabbage. Only sitaw is the original vegetable. Though this maybe the style here in Nueva Ecija. The peanut sauce has just the right amount of sweetness and creaminess. The beef is tender. Definitely a Must try for Kare Kare Lovers.
Sisig – this is probably one of the best Sisig I have tasted (Actually the BEST). The meat is crunchy. It just had the right amount of mayonnaise. Onions were used generously. One order is not enough. I will definitely order this Dish again.

 

Hapag Vicentico’s Sisig (The Best SISIG in the Country!)

 

Chicharon Bulaklak – Crunchy and not oily. Not too salty also. A must try if you are not watching your cholesterol.
Adobo – one of the best Adobo’s I have tasted served in a Restaurant if not the best. This is an old style adobo. It used egg and onions. The chicken is tender. The sauce just has the right blend.
Hapag Vicentico’s Adobo
Halo-Halo – this shares the spot of Aling Taleng’s as the Best Halo Halo for me (If Aling Taleng’s Halo Halo did not have Kundol, this will be the best for me). The ice is shaved to perfection. None of the whole ice pieces found in other halo halo. The level of sweetness is perfect. Be sure to order the Special instead of the regular as it is definitely special. We ordered the Halo Halo Special but it was not enough so i ordered another one but just the regular one.

 

Hapag Vicentico’s Halo Halo
Driving all the way from Metro Manila to Cabanatuan just to eat at a Restaurant may be a weird and crazy idea, but if the Food is as good as the Food at Hapag Vicentico’s then the trip will be worth it.

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