THE post by real estate guy Joey Lim immediately caught my attention, it's because he said the place is worth a visit. Thus, right after work, I dragged Imee to find Cafe Larisse along Mabini Street corner V. Mapa Street It's easy to find. It's across that one-storey building with several food places just before the badminton gym. I've seen it before, drove by it, but I always forget to drop by whenever it's our dining out day. Fortunately for that night, Imee was starving. That makes for some tummy space to tuck in more than we could have normally eaten.
Top on the list is the grilled porkchop. Then the Arabiatta pasta described as "medyo spicy" by the waitress. I'm cool with that. I wanted that to go with the creamy tomato soup, but it wasn't available, so I had to settle for the creamy mushroom soup instead. And then the chili con carne, and all-meat pizza. The grilled pork is a whole set meal for an all-day breakfast as it comes served with egg, rice, and two slices of watermelon. It was good. The arabiatta was spicy as promised, but just right. Not hot.
The mushroom soup is okay, since I was still craving for tomato soup, so my tummy wanted to throw a fit why it's being fed mushroom soup instead.
The pizza is actually not your regular pizza. It's pizza topping on a hotdog bun. (I no longer had tummy space to spare by then, so I just snitched a tiny bite. It was okay). The best, however, was the chili con carne. That was really good.
There were three more tables occupied in the tiny restaurant when we were there. There was a group of ten, made up of Filipinos and Indians, doing some Bible studies, there was a mother in a hijab with her child, and then there was a group of four behind me. Apparently, the place has already gathered it own crowd.
The verdict? Go for the chili con carne and the grilled pork chop and the pasta. There's a lot more we haven't tried though...go for those, too.