Dining at Razon’s of Guagua
Razon’s is famous for its Halo-halo but today, we decided to try it their meals to see if it is also good. From Gold’s Gym in Glorietta 3, we walked to Greenbelt 1 or was it 2 to reach Razon’s of Guagua.
The set-up of Razons is very simple. They are like a cafeteria where you pay as you order and really feels like a school canteen or similar. In the walls, you will maps of Pampanga and some pictures of their specialties (Halo halo, Pancit Luglug, Sisig and Dinuguan). For this meal, we ordered the following.
Razon’s Sisig Meal – PHP140.00
I ordered this one to have a taste on what sisig in Pampanga tastes like. Well, I can say that it is good and it has lesser fat that others sisig meals I have tried. It is also not that spicy and you just need to add the calamansi (for me, no need of soy sauce), to enjoy the taste. This is a more healthier version of sisig because they added pork and lesser of those guilty pleasure ingredients like fats.
Razon’s Dinuguan with Puto – PHP110.00
For their dinuguan (Blood Stew), this is the first I ate one that had pork in it. I usually expect some pig organs in there but this one is mostly pork. It is like pork in dinuguan soup. Also, I noticed that the soup is not that “creamy” as compared to other dinuguan I have tasted. Aside from these observations, it also tastes good especially when you eat it with rice.
Puto is puto, nothing special.
Razon’s Halo Halo – PHP85.00
Do you know that their halo halo only has these ingredients?
- Leche Flan
- Sweetened Saba (Cardava Bananas? )
- Honey? (need to confirm)
It is much lesser than the usual halo halo ingredients that we have that contains beans, nata de coco, kaong, jackfruit and other ingredients. However, with regards to taste, it is very good. Very simple ingredients yet when mixed (halo-halo), they blend with each other very well. I guess this is what made them famous and people were glad they opened up branches in Manila else they had to travel to Pampanga just to taste it.
Btw, I read in a few other blog posts that the taste in Pampanga is really different from the branches in Manila. If I ever pass by Pampanga, I can try and decide but as of now, I have no problems with their food except that it is a bit pricey for the serving size.
Till next time,
G/F Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila