A&M Village Restaurant

1 03 2010

The owner of this restaurant in Batangas City is the family of of my elementary classmate/friend. I’ve been to A&M Village Restaurant even in my grade school years because that’s where we usually practice for cheering contests (they have a huge parking space, at least to me when I was young… a child’s perception of space changes as he gets older *wink*) ๐Ÿ˜› I have to admit that I didn’t go back to A&M until I started teaching in Batangas on weekends. While Dad always tells me that he brings his clients and friends to A&M for business lunches/dinners, I never thought of going back to A&M to eat with friends or even with family.

There was this one time when our Dean invited us to a faculty meeting in A&M. All the members of the faculty were saying that they serve good food. We were convinced ๐Ÿ™‚

We usually hold our meetings in Hotel Ponte Fino but this one time,ย our Dean thought it would be good to dine at a uniquely Batangueรฑo restaurant. We thank him for bringing back A&M into my system and for introducing hubby to this restaurant.

Since then, every time we go home to Batangas, A&M has been our Sunday lunch venue.

Finding A&M is easy ๐Ÿ™‚ Before reaching University of Batangas, there’s a junction with all these signs:

can you see A&M's sign? ๐Ÿ™‚

Turn right and go straight ahead until you see this:

you won't miss it, promise!

You can verify that you’re already at A&M when you see this in front ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not a fancy restaurant. It’s a house converted into a restaurant so the feel is homey ๐Ÿ™‚

There are lots of things going on in the wall. You’ll find masks and some art pieces. These two are the most interesting for me ๐Ÿ™‚

makes me want to put up a resto and call it The Gourmet Dept.

Now, if you ask me about A&M’s specialty, I’d say that it’s their Beef Caldereta. It’s so good they even offer Caldereta Spaghetti ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s like that pasta in Cyma with beef shanks. What we usually order there is their Native Lunch for only P240.

Yup, you read it right. That’s sinigang na hipon or isda AND inihaw na baboy or caldereta. Mix and match galore! There’s more. I want to tell you that you can tell that a restaurant is owned by a Batangueรฑo if instead of patis, they offer Bagoong Balayan ๐Ÿ˜›

bagoong

our sauces, take your pick (from down right: toyo-mansi, suka't toyo, bagoong and calamansi with chili, pure suka)

I’m sure you’re excited to find out what we got ๐Ÿ™‚ For that day, these are what we ordered:

frozen buko juice

calamares with sweet n sour sauce

beef caldereta... so yummy!

sinigang na hipon (native lunch portion)

what a native lunch combo looks like: sinigang na tanigue + inihaw na baboy ๐Ÿ™‚ luveeet!

Next time you are in Batangas, please don’t settle for any restaurant in SM City. Try A&M Village Restaurant. They have lutong bahay at its finest! ๐Ÿ™‚

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11 10 2010
cristina uy

Thank you very much…The A& M family appreciates this very much and we posted it on Facebook for our friends to see….hope to see you back….
We have been in the business for 43 years now and one original and favorite recipe is the Spaghetti with Caldereta sauce…..Try our Bulalo…

tel.# 043 723 1118

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