Sautéed Eggplant and partial menuI was impressed with the food at Ponsyon from my very first dinner with cousins a year ago. I specifically remember the native chicken inasal and how tasty it was. I can also picture in my mind the big plate of oysters on our table. And so many other savory dishes. So before cruising off to Guimaras, my friends and I paid a visit to my new favorite restaurant in Iloilo.
My first order was the ginisa nga talong or sautéed eggplant. I'm enamored with eggplants and love to try different ways of preparing it. This particular dish is served without meat so the flavor of the eggplant has no competition in the palate.
Ensalada nga Puso ng SagingMy friends went for the ensalada nga puso ng saging (salad with banana heart or banana blossoms) which is a little exotic for me. But they loved it as much as they enjoyed the eggplant.
Sizzling crabThe sizzling crab meat was totally good. Every bite, a delight. But the sizzling tangigue was unfortunately too dry and I was disappointed as this is my favorite fish. We also ordered the native chicken inasal which brought me back to Ponsyon in the first place. But with all the dishes we ordered, this chicken dish took a back seat. We ate it later that evening in Guimaras.
Native Chicken InasalPonsyon is always full of customers whether it be for for lunch or dinner. Proof that their food is good and diners keep coming back for more. The owner of Ponsyon also operates Breakthrough Restaurant, a famous beachside eatery in Arevalo, Iloilo. Ponsyon is located at the Plazuela de Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Avenue in Iloilo City. It's next door to SM City mall.
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Images by Charie