Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sampling some Ilonggo fare at Mr. T's Inasal, Brgy. Marulas, Valenzuela City

Craving for some Ilonggo fare? Then Mr. T's Inasal is the place to be when in Valenzuela City. It has been serving hungry Valenzuelanos for a number of years now and can be easily spotted along Mac Arthur Highway in Barangay Marulas. It is owned by Mr. Philip Encarnacion, once a chief of staff to Mayor Rex and Cong. Win Gatchalian and a long time practitioner of human resource management. After retiring early as an HR Director of a major airline company, he went full time with the business. One Valenzuela asked a few more questions to Sir Philip which he gladly answered back:
Mr. T's Inasal has this warm ambiance at night.
Can you tell us more about the restaurant?  Well, Mr. T's Inasal means Mister Toppings' Inasal. We started in malls as a fast food server and stand alone restaurants near universities doing rice toppings only. We ventured recently to a fusion of Tagalog and Ilonggo food, given our heritage. We grew up in Marulas but spent part of our childhood in Iloilo, hence the fusion. Mr. T's Inasal first opened in November 2008 but Mister Toppings has been in business for almost ten years. 

Al fresco dining area of the restaurant
Air conditioned dining area of Mang T's Inasal
Guess who ate here? 
If a Valenzuelano will be entering your restaurant for the first time, what should s/he try on your menu? Our inasal is priceless, we use no less than real tuba vinegar. We ship out from Iloilo, giving it an authentic Bisaya taste. Almost all Ilonggo food is staple and popular. Our kare-kare, sinigang series, and all grilled items are bestsellers from our Tagalog menu.
And the Parokya ni Edgar band also ate here. That is so cool!
One Valenzuela ate a plate of Chicken Inasal and Pancit Efuven when they went there. Can you tell us more about those two dishes? Mr. T's Chicken Inasal is marinated in real tuba vinegar and the atchara is authentic. All dips are in real tuba vinegar, a little expensive for us but we don't mind as long as we are closest to the real manukan country in Bacolod. 

Pancit Efuven is called the Ilonggo Pasta. The noodles are shipped in straight from Iloilo (can't buy them anywhere in Metro Manila).

Mr. T's Chicken Inasal is best eaten with tuba vinegar.
Pancit Efuven of Mr. T's Inasal with yummy fried egg strips on top.
What are the services that you offer? We are actually a full service catering company offering mid size priced catering via "The Catering by Mister Toppings" and our premium catering brand which is now very popular, "Richgold Weddings". Talk about Valenzuela pride, modesty aside. 

Did your establishment gain any media coverage and/or awards/recognition in the past years? Every now and then Mr. T’s Inasal and Mister Toppings cater and get advertised in ASAP Channel 2. And also, please go through our Facebook page, website, and press releases. 

See you at Mr. T's Inasal, people. Namit gid!
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Mr. T's Inasal
Address: #34 Mac Arthur Highway, Brgy. Marulas, Valenzuela City
Dining Hours: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Accepts deliveries. Call 291-1111.
Visit Mr. T's Inasal's Facebook page here.