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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Luyong Restaurant: Concepcion I - Marikina: Manila, Philippines: Review

Yang Chow fried rice
Luyong's version of Yang Chow fried rice
Chinese cuisine is one of the favorite foods to be eaten by Filipino people: A fact that we cannot deny since one of the leading fast food brand in the country is a Chinese fast food restaurant. Chinese culture has been an undeniably significant part of the Filipino culture, that whenever you ask a Filipino citizen on what his favorite Filipino food is, chances are that he will be mentioning a food that originated from China (Siomai, Siopao, Pancit and Shanghai are just a few of them). Come on, who doesn't love their flavorful and mouth-watering fried rice.

Every time I go out of the country, once in a while my stomach craves for a nice rice meal or any asian tasting dish. Not that I am saying that I don't love American foods like the burger and the fries, everyone who personally knows me that I order fast food like 2 to 3 times a week or even more. Going back to the topic, this thing just justifies that Chinese cuisine is already a part of the lives of most asian people.
Luyong, how did it come up with its name?

Luyong facade
Established and started in the time of 1950's by the couple Luisa Fong and Luyong, Luyong Restaurant (the Concepcion branch to be exact) continues to serve Chinese and Filipino cuisine to its growing number and always coming back customers. The particular branch, is currently being managed by one of their sons, can cater to as many as 70 persons in its fully air-conditioned ground floor and  function rooms and up to 160 in the spacious second floor multi-purpose function hall. Additional amenities such as wide-screen videoke, LCD projector and disco/ballroom lights are also available.

I personally had the opportunity of dining in this Luyong restaurant and I have to give credit that area is very spacious (in a good way). The ambiance is very nice and you will feel very comfortable eating inside since a lot of their personnel will be assisting you until your done.

Now about their food, not only that they are very affordable but the satisfaction it will give you will surprise you. It is both stomach and wallet friendly : ) Here are some of their signature dishes.

Luyong's Inihaw na pusit
Inihaw na pusit

Luyong's Lechon Kawali
Lechon Kawali

Luyong's Spare Ribs with salt and pepper
Spare Ribs with salt and pepper

Luyong's Pancit Bihon with Lechon
Pancit Bihon with Lechon

Luyong's Camaron Rebosado
Camaron Rebosado

I even had the chance to go back with a few friends and they really enjoyed both the food and the place. It is such a wonderful experience especially for the first time visitors, food lovers and even the road trip adventurers to visit the restaurant.

My personal favorite from their menu is the Yang Chow fried rice with the combination of crispy shrimp Camaron. Although the Yang Chow fried rice has little shrimps on it already, there is just something with their giant Camarons plus its sauce that completes the flavor in my tongue. Yuuumm-mmy, Ohhh-la-la!

Luyong's Inihaw na Liempo
Inihaw na Liempo

Luyong's Sweet and Sour Lapu-Lapu
Sweet and Sour Lapu-Lapu

Luyong's Pork Sisig
Pork Sisig

Luyong's Cauliflower with Shrimp
Cauliflower with Shrimp

Luyong's Pata Tim
Pata Tim

Their menu's prices averages at about P200 per meal or $4 - $5.They even have group or party packages for celebrations, events and other gatherings. Plus they even deliver to near by areas prior to their location.

Luyong's Menu
Luyong's menu (click the picture to magnify)

Luyong's group & party packages
Group & Party packages

Where can you find them?

Restaurant location:  801 JP Rizal Street., Concepcion I, Marikina City, PH 1800
Operating hours:
Mon: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Contact no.: (63) 2 942-1694
 So Many have grown with Luyong!


  1. OMG! They have almost everything i love about Filipino food. I think this is a good excuse to revisit Marikina City this summer!!! haha ^_^

    1. True! Visit them soon. Fried rice is the best!

  2. YUUUMM! The Inihaw na Pusit and Lechon Kawali looks so delicious! Is their squid soft and can it be sliced through a spoon? :D

  3. Yang Chow and Inihaw na Pusit...my favorites. Chinese food are well-deserved meals to offer on occasions.

  4. I haven't eaten here yet, but I can definitely agree with you about loving Yang Chow Fried Rice! It's the greatest!! Haha! It's ironic though because when you go to China, none of the usual Chinese food anywhere else in the world can be found! :O

  5. all the foods looks very yummy! inihaw na pusit is my fave! its been a long time since i ate some back in philippines!

  6. I really love Asian cuisines, especially fried rice and noodles, the taste is really distinct and I hope I can pass by this Luyong Restaurant and have a try on their specialties and if I will be there one day I will tell them you recommended their place.

  7. Looks like authentic Chinese food there. The yang chow looks good indeed. Although Marikina is a bit far from where we live, being a foodie, I think we will give this restaurant a try one of these days. :)

  8. I always go for Yang Chow whenever I find it in a menu. I'll be visiting this resto when my siblings arrive after Holy Week.

  9. Luyong's like a nice stopover and a place to eat. I'll try this out when I am in that area.

    1. Let me know, when you have tried it! = )

  10. Your photos just made me crave for Filipino food, undeniably looking at their Yang Chow fried rice for sure it's flavorful.

    1. It sure is! Made me crave too on writing about it LOL!

  11. These foods looks so yummy! Have to try it out!

  12. My friends from Marikina keeps raving about this restaurant for the longest time..Reading the menu my friends were right to rave about this place.

  13. Fried rice and camaron rebosado never fails as far as I'm concerned. I would like to try this when I find myself in Marikina.

  14. Oh gosh how I miss the lutong pinoy.

    1. Hi Mitch, where you from? Thailand? Let's trade food HAHA!

  15. I would love to visit this restaurant with my friends :D The lechon kawali looks delicious!


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