Ayala Triangle , Makati City-Philippines
Chef Ronaldo Laudico is an executive chef and a celebrity . He one of the country’s most well-loved chefs, has been cooking since he was seven- years old. His mom was the first one to teach him the ways of the kitchen.
He had several commercial project from a popular toothpaste brand to co-hosting with Ms. Judy Ann Santos at the Pinoy Junior Master Chefs cooking reality show for kids, shown on ABS-CBN channel 2.
Chef Lau, as he is popularly called, never realized that one can actually have a career in cooking until he was already in high school. It was when he started reading magazines and books about chefs and their restaurants that he told himself that he wanted to become like the people he read about.
At the age of 24, he started working at La Primavera’s kitchen washing dishes and doing preparation work. For professional culinary training, he went to the Culinary Institute of America.
Starting this November , Chef Lau’s Pugon Roasters started to offer breakfast meals for the office employees and their customers . The garden -like setting within the Ayala triangle is a perfect setting for the Christmas season !
What i like with the chocolate is that it is not too sweet . Unlike what other popular restaurant offers.
crispy bangus paksiw
Another must “TRY” is the bangus paksiw , fried rice, egg with grilled eggplant and the paksiw sauce . I prefer on how they marinate the bangus ( milk fish ) not to sour unlike the commercially available . Just Right !
The longganisa is sourced from the town of Lucban , Quezon province !
This breakfast meal is a combination of egg and ensaymada
US Angus Tapa style
” Tapa” meal is one of the all- time favorite in the restaurant. I like the way it is marinated and soft texture . I also like the achara ( pickled vegetable)
Hashsilog is a breakfast and a pulutan combined into one. With potatoes , corn-beef and topped with egg served in sizzling plate . You need to mix them before eating them.
Made from eggplant and cooked in brick oven. At first it taste like lasagna or pasta !
Popular dessert , Suman, Mangga at Tsokolate ( or coffee )
Chef Ronaldo Laudico and Chef Jackie Laudico
His wife , Chef Jackie Laudico is also a an internationally -known pastry chef. Pugon Roasters is known for their brick-oven roasted chicken available at a very affordable price. Pugon is Filipino term for brick style cooking widely introduced during the Spanish colonial period and using of traditional firewood or charcoal ( add distinct flavor to the dish )
outdoor dining space
The restaurant sitting capacity is between 60 to 80 at any given time . With the advent of the Christmas season and Ayala triangle lightning this coming weekend. It is best to make early reservations and to come early before 6:00pm or past 9:00pm.
Note: It is worthy to note that the couple discourage using msg to flavor their food which is good for health conscious individuals . The restaurant is using a soy sauce brand which uses natural ingredient in their fermentation process.
The restaurant also accepts caterings and bulk orders .
Restaurant Operation: Monday to Sundays
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Cellphone : 0917- 892 3278
Land- line : (02) 621-6100