I was thinking of pasta and pizza for dinner. Small Talk Cafe put a Bicolano twist to my favorite Italian dish and I love it!
This local restaurant is a highly recommended.
This is the family home of the restaurant owner. On either side of this room, there are doors to their rooms, as shared by one of the food attendants. Aside from being talkative, the attendants were quite attentive and positions themselves well, I like it!
The cafe serve rice meals, pasta meals and pizza. Since this is Legazpi, there’s much of laing going around here! Laing is a Bicolano dish that is made of taro leaves cooked with (eee, my favorite!) coconut milk! Bicolanos love putting coconut milk or gata in almost all their meals. They even sell frozen laing in pasalubong (take-homes) centers so you can take the Bicol flavor to your family and friends back at home. My father is from the Bicol region so I’ve had a good share of gata experience.
The food serving here is quite generous. I shared my pasta with two other guys. The pasta is laden with laing and boy, it was a genius!
The pizza? Well, it’s still got my beloved laing. You may thought it weird at first but once it lands on your palate, all doubts disappear.
I got my fix of Italian and Bicolano dish!
We finally had some dessert! Nope, no laing anymore. But with another Bicolano trademark food- pili nuts!
And here’s my staple washroom room photo. I say it’s pretty clean.
Location: 051 Dona Aurora St., Legazpi City, Albay
Contact: Facebook and (052) 480-1393
Date Visited: September 21, 2012