RSM Lutong Bahay in Tagaytay: The Best of Classic Filipino Cuisine
A trip to Tagaytay wouldn’t be complete without dining in one of the most recommended Filipino restaurants in the area.
RSM Lutong Bahay is well-known for its wide range of classic Filipino family favorites accompanied by the magnificent view of the Taal Lake and Volcano.
This restaurant will remind you of the Philippine countryside with its open yet rustic setting and home-made entrees that will surely fill a hungry stomach.
You can either dine indoors or take advantage of the Taal backdrop at their viewing deck.
Their menu consists of A la Carte and Group Meals which can be shared by groups of four and more.
Since Tagaytay is known for its flavorful Bulalo, you shouldn’t miss RSM’s own version of the famed dish, Bulalong Tagalog (Php 715).
Bulalong Tagalog (Php 715)
This native Southern Luzon beef stew is best savored with a serving of fried tawilis or sardines during the cold weather in Tagaytay while being serenaded by RSM’s in-house band.
Another best-selling dish from their menu is the Kare-Kare Ox Tail (Php 460), a sweet and savory perennial concoction of stewed oxtail cooked in rich, thick peanut sauce with a bunch of eggplant, green beans, and Chinese cabbage.
Completing this dish is the bagoong or shrimp/fish paste on the side.
Kare-Kare Ox Tail (Php 460)
Other recommended dishes include Beef Caldereta, Sizzling Tuna Belly, and more.
RSM Lutong Bahay is also a great place to chill in the afternoon while sipping a cup of Cafe Latte (Php 110) and taking a bite of their snack desserts like the Turon Macapuno/Langka (Php 195).
Cafe Latte (Php 110) and Turon Macapuno/Langka (Php 195)
During weekends and holidays, you can savor almost every dish from their menu as they also offer a grand lunch or dinner buffet.
RSM Lutong Bahay also has branches in Dasmariñas City in Cavite, Calamba City in Laguna, and Quezon City.
How to get here:
- RSM Lutong Bahay is located along Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway, 5 minutes away from Olivarez Plaza, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.
- By car: From Olivarez Plaza, drive along Tagaytay-Nasugby Highway. You’ll pass by The Original Hawaiian BBQ and Balay Dako before reaching RSM Lutong Bahay.
- There is an available parking space in front of the restaurant for free.
This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese and English December 2019 issues.
Images grabbed from SM Esguerra Corporation