An outing in Tagaytay would never be complete without having Bulalo (stewed beef bone marrow with vegetables in broth) for lunch; the locale’s cool weather is just perfect for it. And one of the most convenient restaurant to have it is at Leslie’s.
It was however sweltering hot during our Tagaytay trip, but we still ordered Bulalo nonetheless, well, tradition says we do hehe.
Leslie’s has not changed much since the last time I went there. They still have the same weird-wood-vines interiors, same hard-sometimes-uncomfortable wooden furniture, same on-occasion-hard-to-call-attention staff, same musical combo belting-out-modern-songs-kundiman-style, same expensive huts-along-the-ridge-that-we’d-rather-eat-inside-the-resto-since-we-can’t-afford-them, but most importantly, the same super-excellent-huge-serving food.
The Bulalo at Leslie’s is simply hard to beat. I know there’s a better one at some obscure hole-in-the-wall eatery in Tagaytay, but I really have no clue how to get to that place, so Leslie’s is still the best one for me.
The meat is very tender and the soup (refillable!) mixed just right, not too salty and not too bland either. The veggies were okay too, though I personally wish there were less corn and more greens (or if it was also refillable haha). Their Bulalo experience would never be complete though without mixing a special dip for it; soy or fish sauce (depends on your preference), calamansi and hot pepper.
We were six in the group and we decided to order two bowls of Bulalo (Php599.00 good for at least three persons) and two sizzling plates of Sisig (Php160.00 good for at least two persons) to pair it with. Superb as everything was, we were simply bowled over by the serving size and were almost unable to finish everything off.
The only thing missing really was the cool Tagaytay weather; we were sweating like hot dogs after our meal at Leslie’s.
PART OF A TAGAYTAY-BATANGAS DAYTRIP SERIES
Bag of Beans, the Café | Bag of Beans, the Food | Caleruega Retreat Grounds | Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel
Caleruega Koi Pond, Hanging Bridge and Open Chapel | Picnic Grove | Leslie’s Famous Bulalo | Starbucks Coffee