Crispy Pata is one dish our family enjoys. I don’t like cooking it at home so we only get to have it in restaurants. A couple of weeks ago, I came across an article listing the Top Ten Crispy Pata in Manila. Number One on the list was from Livestock Restaurant and Bar. It is located in Sgt. Esguerra Avenue in Quezon City. We don’t really frequent that area so when we had a meeting in the vicinity, we made sure to have our lunch in Livestock.
Their menu was very big with pork being very prominent in all types of dishes – appetizers, salad, soup and entrees. We were surely getting the Crispy Pata. We added an order of Bacon and Clam Chowder for our soup.
Their Melt-in-Your-Mouth Crispy Pata was the best! Indeed, it deserves all the accolades that have been heaped upon it. The skin was almost-paper-thin and very light and crispy. I’ve never seen anything like it before. The meat was soft and juicy that you can slice it with a popsicle stick. The meat was also very tasty that you can eat it without the dipping sauce. Very yummy indeed!
For dessert, we ordered Salted Chocolate Fondue. Marshmallows and slices of kiwi and bananas you can dip in melted chocolate seasoned with brandy and sea salt. I think it would have been better if the chocolate was a little thicker to coat the fruits and mallows. Otherwise, it was good enough.
We all enjoyed our sumptuous meal. We will definitely be back for more!