November 23, 2010

Easy to miss

From the road, the ancestral house of the Legarda family looks like any of the few 1930s houses in Manila that survived World War II—though better maintained than most—and belies the wealth of history that lies within. The garden in front is planted with many herbs which are used to season the dishes served in the restaurant.

view of the ancestral home of the Legarda clan from San Rafael Street


Only this small wooden sign on the privacy wall announces that the house is the proud location of La Cocina de Tita Moning. • LEGARDA ANCESTRAL HOUSE #9

sign of La Cocina de Tita Moning

7 comments:

Olivier said...

un superbe endroit, le palmier est impressionnant

Dina said...

Really FRESH herbs then.

Jacob said...

Hi Hilda...

I've been scrolling down through your posts and I am impressed by the Legarda house/restaurant. I think it is wonderful that it has been so well-preserved and that it is still in use today and utilizes so many artifacts from the family.

I'd guess it is relatively expensive to dine there, though.

Thank you for your kind comments...hope you are having a great day!

Halcyon said...

Fresh herbs from the garden you say? I'm there!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice. The dishes served with the fresh herbs must be wonderful.

abrahamlincolnphotography said...

The environmental pictures are really nice and inviting. I like their signage too.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love herbs to special touch in our dishes!
Léia