As far as I can remember, whenever my paternal clan had a gathering at one of our houses, you can be sure that the catering service is Aling Teresing's. If I'm not mistaken, we've been patronizing their food for over two decades, if not more.
Just recently, for my daughter's birthday party, we had Aling Teresing as our caterer yet again. One thing that makes us repeat clients is that people who attend our gatherings always have one thing to say about the food. It's really great and delicious.
I like their Steamed Fish. The whole fish is dredged in vegetable garnishing, which boosts the flavor of the whole dish. The acidity of the mayonnaise is a nice touch for a seafood meat that is usually bland in nature. Be careful of fish bones though, as you may miss it with all the colorful veggies crowding the plate.
Their Lengua is one of the best sellers. I usually don't like ox tongue, but they've made it so tender that it just feels like it's slowly melting in your mouth. While other lenguas I've tried have big, thick, chewy tongue meat, this has the subtlety and delicateness that makes you forget it's ox tongue. The abundance of mushrooms highlights the flavor, and the sauce is just blissfully creamy.
Their Spare Ribs is another one of their hits. The soft, fall-off-the-bone pork soaked in sweet marinade when paired with the flavorful and juicy fat, gives off that perfect gustatory perception that will block your conscious mind of any shorter life span thoughts.
Now, I may be biased with the Spaghetti. If you've read one of my previous posts, you'll know that I am extremely partial to Pancake House's version. I'm not really fond of the homemade, sweet type so even if a lot of people say Aling Teresing's spaghetti is good, I just give a tight-lipped smile while thinking to myself "but it's not the best...". For me anyway.
The Chicken Lollipop is popular with the kids. The seasoning is just right, not in the least bit salty, and the meat falls right off with just a little tug of the teeth. Other best sellers are Roast Beef that comes with Mashed Potatoes and the Lasagna.
You can contact Aling Teresing's Catering at (632) 851 2674. For four viands, rice, drinks and dessert, the price is about P240 per head. Not bad, right? Additional dishes go for P30-P40 per head. All this already comes with the buffet table plus you get to specify the color of the table cloth, so it goes with the theme of your party. She usually lends you two waiters, whose services cost P400 per server. They also offer bulk orders too, great for intimate gatherings or pot luck events. Just make sure you order in advance.