LZM Restaurant in Silang, Cavite: Serving Home-Cooked Specialties Since the 90s
There are many restaurants in Silang serving all kinds of cuisines and specialties, but one has always stayed true to their roots. LZM Restaurant Lutong Bahay Specialties was first established in Silang way back in 1997 and has been the home of the famed fried boneless bangus (milkfish).
LZM stands for the name of the three sisters who own the restaurant, namely Luzviminda, Zenaida, and Manolita.
Zenaida, fondly called Zeny, is the one who is mainly involved in the business. Her children now own the three other branches of LZM in Sta. Rosa, Tagaytay, and Imus. Despite her age, Zeny is still hands-on with their Silang branch.
The specialty of the restaurant is the Fried Boneless Bangus (Php 450) with hefty and juicy meat. The milkfish is sourced from Pangasinan, a coastal province in northern Luzon famous for its production of robust and delicious milkfish.
One serving of the dish can be shared by two to four people because of its big size. The idea and recipe for this classic dish are also from Zeny’s, who took care of the deboning process of the fish in the early days of the restaurant.
Fried Boneless Bangus (Php 450)
Aside from the boneless bangus, the restaurant serves scrumptious lutong bahay (home-cooked) dishes you might be familiar with if you are an avid fan of Filipino food. All of these come in huge servings, which make it ideal for families and big groups.
A Filipino meal will not be complete without a soup dish like Bulalo (Php 500), composed of slow-cooked beef shank with vegetables and corn.
Bulalo (Php 500)
Another favorite in LZM is their Kare-Kare (Php 470), a stew of meat and vegetables in peanut sauce. Their version has a bit of sweet flavor to it, which can be balanced with bagoong (shrimp paste).
Kare-Kare (Php 470)
They also serve a hefty plate of Chicharon Bulaklak (Php 290) or deep-fried pork intestines. This is best paired with spicy vinegar and a cold bottle of beer or even rice!
Chicharong Bulaklak (Php 290)
Eating at LZM Restaurant will take you back to old times of noisy yet oddly comforting weekend potlucks with your family. Better yet, if you ever find yourself in Silang, take your family here and make new memories together!
How to get here
- LZM Restaurant is located by the By-Pass Road in Silang and is approximately two hours away from Metro Manila.
- Drive south from Metro Manila Skyway bound to South Luzon Expressway. Take the Carmona Exit merging onto Governor’s Drive before turning right onto Kaong Street bound to GMA and drive straight going to Silang-Gen. Mariano Alvarez Road. Continue onto Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. LZM Restaurant is on the left side of the road.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer’s Japanese and English Magazine November issue.