Address: Two Lorton Parksquare, Quezon Street, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City
Operating hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily
Recommended budget for two: PhP500
KBL stands for Kadios, Baboy, Langka, or pigeon peas, pork, and unripe jackfruit.
Image: Sandok Comfort Food Iloilo Facebook page
When you’re looking for home-cooked local food, then Sandok Café is the place you should go to. The place is the newest branch of the same restaurant from Bacolod. The restaurant highlights comfort food on their menu, so their specialty includes the classic Ilonggo soft dishes. These includes the KBL (Kadios, Baboy, Langka), a hearty soup made of pigeon peas, pork, and jackfruit. They likewise serve manok sa ubad, a chicken soup served with the tender core of the upper trunk of the banana plant. Take note that they are only using organic chicken for this dish. What is unique about the place is the use of hot pot for all their soup meals. Aside from the soup, they also serve other Filipino dishes such as sisig, adobo, and dinuguan. Additionally, the restaurant also delivers through Move Delivery.
How to get to Sandok Comfort Food Iloilo: Take a jeepney going to City Proper Iloilo and drop off along Quezon Street. The SM City Proper jeepney passes along the area.