Family Bondings Over Filipino Food at Joliant

by - Friday, February 01, 2019

I live near Moonwalk. I am very familiar about Joliant Restaurant, although I haven't really paid much attention to it. It's hard to take it seriously because of how unbelievably cheap their offerings are, so you can't really blame me. But last Saturday, I was able to set aside my doubts, walk inside their restaurant and ultimately, try their food.

Joliant is a restaurant established out of a mother's pure passion for cooking, and a son who wanted to share this food with the world. The name is jolly + ant (but read as jo-liant), which translates to joyous gathering between families and friends, which is why most of their offerings are good for sharing.

Chicken Skin P120
Chinese restaurants offer nuts for customers to munch on while waiting. Joliant on the other hand, has their own version, and it comes in the form of chicken skin, deep fried to a perfect crisp, and cooked over salt, pepper, chilis, and lots of garlic. It's best enjoyed with their own pinakurat vinegar.

Sinigang sa Miso (salmon belly) P260
We had the sinigang sa miso for soup, and it's your typical home-cooked sinigang, but I would've loved it even more if it were more sour.

Buttered Garlic Chicken P280
Joliant's best-seller is their buttered garlic chicken. At first bite, I didn't really appreciate it since it had a bit of sweetness to it, but I eventually got the hang of it. I even had to argue with myself if I liked this better than the spicy version.

Spicy Garlic Chicken P280
The spicy garlic chicken tasted similar to the buttered garlic chicken, but with a bit of a kick. So if I were to choose between the two, I can say that I liked this one better since it had a more complex combination of flavors that worked for me.

Kare-Kare P260
Joliant's kare-kare is thicker than most, but had the same nutty flavor. It also did not have a smooth texture as it had small bits of hardened sauce, although unnoticeable when poured over the rice and eaten. I best enjoyed it with the bagoong, of course.

Yang Chow Rice Platter P240
Their yang chow rice is also very Filipino, as it has Filipino sausages and corn, aside from the usual egg, carrots, and shrimp, so it's a bit sweeter but still delicious. I prefer eating the mains with plain rice than the yang chow, though.

Pork BBQ (5 pcs) with atchara, sinamak, and java sauce P220
The pork BBQ had too much flavor for me that it was almost salty. It's not, but I do love eating BBQ without rice, and Joliant's version is better with spoonfuls of rice, and perhaps some java sauce and atchara.

Buko Pandan Salad P59
The buko pandan salad was also enjoyable, and a single serving will do for a person since it's a little bit on the sweet side. 

So if you're looking for a simple, Filipino restaurant to dine at with your friends and families, and a restaurant that'll get you the most bang for your buck, then Joliant is the place to be. 

My Scores:
Pricing - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Ambiance - 3.5/5
Taste - 3/5*

Hungry for more,

Address: 131 C Armstrong Avenue, Moonwalk, Parañaque City
Operating Hours: 10am to 11pm Daily
Contact: (+63)246-9069 ext 899
Budget: from at least P100 per person 
Parking: Private Parking (Limited) & Street Parking
Instagram: @joliantrestaurant 
Facebook: @joliantrestaurant 

Joliant Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

(Date of Visit: January 25, 2019)

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