I must be craving for bulalo this month of September as I've been going to different restaurants that serve this as their specialty dish. Thus, the main food I ordered in Abuhan Tres is...bulalo! When the bulalo arrived, I grabbed my spoon and tasted it. It was a lot better than the bulalo that was served in their sister restaurant, Abuhan Dos. I was told Abuhan Tres is only a franchise of Abuhan Dos. So its either Tres makes a better bulalo, or the mother restaurant, Abuhan Dos, does not have quality control standards of their food because Tres's bulalo tastes better than Dos' bulalo. This bulalo can compare with the flavor of the one I had at Leslie's in Tagaytay. The beef was super tender to the taste.
Unfortunately, this positive comment on their bulalo will be shortlived. Much later into the lunch, most of us who had the bulalo kept on finishing our water and we were still thirsty. This is a sign of a heavy application of MSG, or monosodium glutamate. This can explain why their bulalo/pochero was very tasty, and this can explain why even after taking so much pochero soup, you are still thirsty.
The other orders we had, squid, grilled belly, were unremarkable. Good, but not really outstanding compared to other filipino restaurants.
Other things we noticed is that on that particular lunch, we were the only customers, but the airconditioning couldn't prevent us from sweating. Their aircon couldn't reach us. So I suggest to diners not to sit at the tables beside the glass panellings and sit in the innner tables instead. Another is the presence of several flies and several small flying insects that looked like fruit flies. They were flying over our dining table, and even at the wash area. For a lunch time without any customers, the trash bin at the wash area was full. Why didn't they do good housekeeping when there were so much free time on hand?
I will give the food 3 or 4 stars, msg notwithstanding. But overall, I can't give them 4 stars because of housekeeping issues.
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