Simple, satisfying, soulful Filipino classics

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    foodpanda partner Ineng’s special barbeque.
    foodpanda partner Ineng’s special barbeque.

    When it comes to classic Filipino food favorites, there are three key flavors we are looking for: a bold combination of sweet, sour, and salty.

    While others are delivered all at once in a single presentation, restaurateur Michelle “Ineng” Santiago’s special pork barbecue has truly mastered the art of combining surprising flavors that Filipino dishes are known for.

    Together with the on-demand food delivery service foodpanda, Santiago continues to grow her culinary credibility through their incredibly appealing Filipino food that we all know and love.

    She may be primarily known for its signature pork barbecue, but the restaurant has been polishing its reputation as a place for serious eating.

    Santiago prepares the marinade for their barbecues and ensures to use only fresh meat for their dishes. “We’re all about simple, satisfying, and soulful Filipino comfort food that we cook from scratch, which is why I consider our brand as one of the best,” she said.

    With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt on dine-in revenue, she focused on takeout and delivery service in order to keep the business running.

    There were a lot of patrons look for their barbecue and ask if they can deliver. She said, “I’m thankful for our people’s commitment and passion for service, we were able to serve our customers and sustain the business.”

    As a restaurant owner, nothing is higher than Santiago’s priority list than the quality and safety of their food. During the extreme community quarantine, they were heavily reliant on foodpanda.

    Not only were they connected to their vast network of delivery partners but also ensured that every food that they prepare remains fresh, safe, and delivered to their customers quickly.

    While the metro is on lockdown, Santiago added they were able to deliver and serve customers in all their branches and this effort truly helped to preserve operations during this unprecedented time.

    “Our partnership with foodpanda not only helped in marketing the restaurant but driving new consumer demand,” she noted.