A friend tipped us off to try Ramon â€œMonâ€ Eugenioâ€™s roast meats at the Saturday Salcedo Market. Frankly, I died and went to gluttonâ€™s heaven for several minutes this morning. At 8 am, we had a 200gram piece of Angus Roast Beef Belly carved and they quickly fried it in a hot cast iron pan. Served with mashed potatoes, veggies and a homemade barbecue sauce, this was simply fantastic. You have to have it hot. You have to have it when you least expect this superb mouthful of fat and flavor. The caramelized fat and meat had crunchiness and chewiness. Bravo! At PHP 300 (200 grams) for this plate of diet sin, it was well worth it.
It was so good, in fact, that I purchased another 200 grams to take home so I could fry it up and photograph it for all of you folks. Actually, I just wanted another serving and this time with his garlic fried rice! The slab I cooked at home was a bit too thick. It was better in thinner slices as there is more surface area to caramelize… kind of like really thick slices of bacon… We also tried some of his roast beef which looks great but is slated for my wifeâ€™s lunch so I haven’t tasted it yet. His lamb has a great reputation as well. His stall is called the Weekend Gourmet and he can be reached at 0917-5201155 or firstname.lastname@example.org . I am not in any way related to Mr. Eugenio but somehow I wish I wereâ€¦