Kuya J’s Restaurant: Filipino Food That Will Never Go out of Style
Updated as of March 11, 2020
With over 100 branches in the Philippines, Kuya J’s Restaurant is undoubtedly well-loved by everyone with its gastronomic Filipino specialties. It started as a small eatery in Cebu as Ang Kan-anan ni Kuya J, which eventually became one of the fastest-growing restaurants in the country.
While Kuya J is not the same as the simple eatery it was in Cebu, they retained the concept of a Filipino-favorites restaurant. Every Kuya J’s restaurant is even designed to welcome families and big groups with their tables and comfortable couches.
Since opening in Cebu back in 2012, Kuya J has since become popular for serving delicious local favorites such as Crispy Pata, Kare-Kare, Pinakbet, Sisig, and Lechon Kawali—perfect for celebrations with your loved ones.
The Kuya J Crispy Pata (Php 590 Regular, Php 735 Family), for instance, is known as Kuya J’s specialty. The golden and crispy pork leg is perfectly-cooked, usually served with homemade soy and vinegar dip to make it more flavorful.
Kuya J Crispy Pata (Php 590 Regular, Php 735 Family)
Another hearty dish that will surely satisfy your palate is something new on the menu, Kuya J Lechon Baka (Php 1,199 Salo, Php 449 Solo). Available only for a limited time, the perfectly-roasted and well-seasoned beef slides off the bone, served with their signature kamote fries.
For those looking for something spicy and sizzling, go for their Chicken Sisig (Php 245), an all-time favorite dish for every Filipino. You get it in a hot plate to mix in the raw egg and calamansi however you like it!
Chicken Sisig (Php 245)
Aside from serving delicious local dishes, Kuya J offers Filipino sweet treats that you can pair up with your main course. These include Halo-halo, Mango Pandan, Leche Flan, and Ginataang Bilo-bilo.
One shouldn’t miss the Kuya J Duo Halo Halo Espesyal (Php 112) which is made with their own milky ice mixture and special ube-flavored ice so you wouldn’t need ice cream. It’s a halo-halo overload!
Kuya J Halo Halo Espesyal (Php 112)
There are over 100 stores around the country where you can easily try Kuya J’s specialties. Find the nearest branch to you on their official website.
Back at the end of 2019, they even launched a new concept they call Kuya J Café + Restaurant in its first home in Park Square, Ayala Center in Makati for a more casual dining experience.
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