Foodie mommy and I got our love for eating and enjoying good food from our mom, grandma foodie. She joined us in one of our foodie expeditions and is quite happy to share with us her thoughts on our newly discovered nook in Tagaytay, the Memory Lane. Here is grandma foodie’s take on our last foodie expedition.
A trip to Tagaytay City, no matter how often is always a welcome treat. It provides respite from urban pollution, never runs out of exciting places to visit, and is a haven for foodies. Our latest excursion brought us to Memory Lane, a comfy house that has a diner, gift shop, and a salon. We took a short tour around the place then settled at the diner and got ready for their menu. The room has a cozy feel in it with their dainty colored furnishings and music from the 60’s & 70’s piping out from a cute juke box that stood beside a console-type TV set. Posters from all over the world adorn the walls and counters which add to the interesting decors around the place.
From the menu, we ordered Vegetable Salad, Mushroom Soup, Grilled Baby Back Ribs and Kare-Kare. I loved the bowl of greens, you get a crunch as you bite and a “kick” from the dressing, just enough to whet your appetite. The soup was creamy, not starchy, with just the right amount of mushroom bits. The kids loved it too. The baby back ribs came as a surprise – it was actually grilled liempo! I’ve heard about Boneless Baby Back Ribs, but the dish I got looked more like pork belly than pork loin or boneless ribs. I was a bit disappointed because I was looking forward to the finger licking goodness of ribs. However, my disappointment vanished when I took a bite because the meat was so tender and tasty. I could have finished the whole lot had I not been thinking of my cholesterol count. Baby Back Ribs?… Liempo? Oh well, what’s in a name, it’s the taste that matters!
The kare-kare was just right made tastier by the yummy bagoong. It would have been more appetizing if they added a little “color” to it, a bit of achuete could do the trick. For dessert, we had Prune Cake a la mode. Cubes of chunky black prune cake provided contrast to the smooth white vanilla ice cream that served as a base, not a topping for this dessert.
If you’re looking for a pleasant, quiet, homey place to dine, drive a little less than a kilometer from the Metro to Memory Lane.