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BEST FOOD DEALS: Lenten foods from restaurants that you should not miss!

Leanne Josephine C. Austria

April 4, 2023

  • So, Lenten season is back, and you already know what it means! It is the time of the year when Catholics and Christians abstain from eating meat on certain days as a form of their sacrifice and penance. While skipping meat or going meatless can be easy as 1, 2, 3, for most, but it can still be sound a little bit intimidating to those who are loyal carnivores! But, good thing is, we’re not here to worry! Because most restaurants and chains these days are prepared for Lent. Like clockwork, they came out with a menu that is appropriate during this season of Lent. So, in case you’re looking for a place to dine out this Lent, you may want to check out these restaurants offering their special Lenten menu! 

    1. Baliwag

    We know you love Baliwag’s roasted chicken and all it’s inihaw dishes. But, wait, they have more to offer! Baliwag’s Grill and Restaurant is a safe bet for those abstaining from meat during Lent. You can’t go wrong with options like Tokwa Sisig, Sweet and Sour Pampano with Mango, Pinaputok na Pampano, Steamed Pampano with Garlic Sauce and Steamed Pampano with Garlic Mayo. Plus, their Black Fried Rice and Seafood Yellow Fried Rice are great combos! Check their Facebook page and website.

    2. Cabalen 

    Throughout the year, Cabalen is one of the buffet restaurant chains that serves great Filipino dishes! So, why not try their seafood specials? You have wide options for this restaurant! You can choose from Gatang Sari-Sari, Gatang Tambakol, Seafood Tinola, Paksiw Ulo ng Salmon, Kinilaw na Tuna sa Gata and SInigang Ulo ng Salmon sa Miso. Try them all so you won’t miss a thing! Skip the diet here, lol! You can order via Cabalen’s Facebook page and website. 

    3. Rack’s

    This time, just forget about the meat first, let’s go pescatarian at Racks! First on their menu is the Creamy Garlic Shrimp Alfredo and of course, who doesn’t like a bucket of seafood with Cajun sauce? It’s a plate of pan-seared shrimp in a zesty and garlicky alfredo sauce with a side of steamed white rice and house salad, while the other is a literal bucket filled with the sea’s bounty: shrimp, squid, and mussels stewed in its in-house Cajun crab fat sauce. Available for dine-in, takeout and delivery via Grabfood, Foodpanda, PickARoo. You may also order via Racks’ Facebook page and website. 

    4. Shakey’s

    Shakey’s is typically known for its pizza and mojos. However, that’s not all you can find at this restaurant! Those looking for Lent meals can pick up mouth-watering seafood pasta including the Seafood Marinara and Shrimp Aglio Olio. 100% meatless and guilt-free! Check out their Facebook page and website for more info.  

    5. Tim Ho Wan

    Tim Ho Wan has something more than special for all of you! It’s their Salted Egg Shrimp, HK Fishball Noodle Soup, Deep Fried Fish Skin with Salted Egg, and many more meatless favorites. All perfect during this season of Lent! Available for Dine-in, takeout, and via GrabFood. You can also contact its Facebook page for more info. 

    6. Mesclun

    You can also enjoy Mesclun’s Lent specials: Steamed Pompano with Ginger Soy Sauce, freshly caught pompano that’s steamed and served with ginger, onion, wansoy, and sesame oil; and their Fish Kabayaki, which is a juicy fish drizzled with house-made honey soy and garnished with onion leeks and bell pepper. Both are served with steamed rice. Available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. For orders and inquiries, contact 0917-620-1047.  


    With all those wonderful traditional food options that Filipino restaurants serve, you’d be in a tight spot if you cannot find something new and exciting to try this year on Palm Sunday. Happy celebrating! 


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