Saturday, April 9, 2011

Judy Ann's Crispy Pata

Nope, this is no mean joke on  the weight issues of  the actress Judy Ann Santos (And spare her your nasty weight -related jokes, she just gave birth. Have a little more respect for women who gain weight so they can carry another  being inside their bodies, have that very same being rupture some sensitive body parts and raise the very same ).

After a very long aside, let me tell you that this is about honest to goodness pork  hocks, boiled tender and then deep fried until crispy.
  
For this one, you have to go all the way to General Luna street in Malabon City (Beside  the iconic Mary Jay Restaurant) . 
Though the city is known for its fishport, I think it should be hailed for this fantastic piece of crispy fat and succulent meat falling off the bone. The recipe too is unlike others where gobs of honey find itself in the bone and tendon crevices. As you take a bite, the journey of the palate with the slightly salty skin and the savory meat are is taken one leap forward by the surprising sweetness of honey. The experience is further taken forward of the pata is dipped in the spicy vinegar-based sauce and eaten with piping hot rice.
I is pretty affordable, too. One serving serves 3-4 people and you can order liter-sized sodas and your bill will not even reach the 4-figure mark. Having said that, when you go to Judy Ann's, do remember that you're going there for the food. Go there hungry, don't mind the spare plasticky interiors and the limited service staff. It is all worth it. 




12 comments:

  1. The best crispy pata, ever.

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  2. must try pata in malabon.. super yummy!!!

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  3. THE BEST CRISPY PATA I'VE EVER TASTED!!!

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  4. best tasting crispy pata ever!!

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  5. anything on their menu is great tasting, two thumbs up !!

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  6. got the chance to try their crispy pata & pancit guisado...the best!!!

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  7. Thanks All for posting your comments! Glad you agree that this is one yummy crispy pata!

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  8. this has nothing to do with our friendship, but this ever famous pata is my family's favorite!

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  9. you better taste it.....the best CRISPY PATA ever,,,,,one of malabon's pride!!!!

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  10. you must try it ! kayo na ang humusga ang masasabi ko lang napakasarap talaga ng pata dyan lalo na pag mainit at doon kayo kakain the best po talaga !thumbs up !

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  11. born and bred in malabon....it is true, masarap talaga ang crispy pata nila...super!

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