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When lugaw is life.

We’ve all seen that viral video about lugaw (rice porridge) being shunned as an essential good. Lugaw is the most basic rice porridge, which usually includes slices of ginger and topped with spring onions. You can even add a hard boiled egg if you’re feeling fancy and some patis (fish sauce) on the side.

Also Read: Food Wars: Arroz Caldo vs. Lugaw vs. Goto?

Despite its simplicity, lugaw remains to be a staple food especially for those who are recovering from sickness and those who are on a budget. Here is a list of the best lugawans around Metro Manila available to delivery. Which restaurant do you think serves the best lugaw in the Philippines?

Goto Monster – Makati

A Makati-zen’s go-to after a night of partying, Goto Monster offers good lugaw to warm up your soul. They have a gigantic DIY lugaw kit good for 8 people which consists of all our favorite toppings like egg, tofu, tripe, and more!

Available for: Takeout, pickup, and deliver. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
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245 Primo Rivera corner P Ocampo ext
Barangay Lapaz, Makati City
(0916) 300-2600

Susan’s – Bulacan

Susan’s is a popular place in Bulacan known for its Filipino dishes. They have been in the industry for about 36 years now, proving that lugaw is indeed essential after three decades. You can choose from their combos and pair your lugaw with pork, tofu, pig’s ear, pig’s tongue, and other exotic toppers.

Available for: Pick-up and delivery. They update their menu daily so be on the lookout on their Facebook page!
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Citang’s – multiple branches

Another Bulaceño gem, Citang’s has been one of the most popular lugawans just outside of the Metro. A bowl of their lugaw costs only ₱20, and you can even choose which add-on you want.

You can also pick up one of their kakanins (glutinous rice cakes) for a merienda session that’s “solb na solb!”

Available for: Takeout and delivery. They are open from 7:00.a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
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Lugawan sa Tejeros – multiple branches

You have probably heard or seen this lugawan on television — they are known for their lugaw with lechon kawali (deep-fried pork belly)! Their sinful creation has made them a highly-celebrated option among lugaw enthusiasts.

Available for: Takeout and pabili service. They are open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all branches.
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Goto Believe – multiple branches

Do you believe in heaven or hell? After trying out Goto Believe’s menu, you just might! Goto Believe is known for putting their own twist on the classic Filipino comfort food like their Lugaw Infierno which is just overflowing with chili for that spicy kick. They are also complete with sides and skewers like lumpia (spring roll), isaw (pork intestines), tenga (pork ears), and calamares (deep-fried squid).

Available for: Store pick-up, takeout, and delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda.
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Lugaw Manila – Makati

Up your lugaw game with Lugaw Manila’s jam-packed bowls! They have everything you’ll ever want in your lugaw like assorted laman loob (innards), chicharon bulaklak (fried pork belly), and fried tofu. If you believe in walang diet diet then Lugaw Manila is right up your alley.

Available for: Pickup and delivery.
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Poblacion, Poblacion (M), Makati
(0917) 885-7960

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