Cabanatuan Longganiza has always been a favorite of mine. My former boss is from Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija in Central Luzon. My time in that company was marked with happy moments of when he would go to his hometown and take orders of Cabanatuan Longganiza which is the best longganiza I have ever had. Cabanatuan Longganiza is hearty, rich with fat and filled with garlic, you feel like a man ready to conquer the world after a breakfast of that along with copious amounts of garlic fried rice to conclude the anti dracula day starter. Anyway, my whole digression is because I know one of the owners is from Cabanatuan and Sunshine Kitchen has a few dishes inspired from her homeland. Note: She never invited me, I went over here just for the longganiza and of my own accord :D
Sunshine Kitchen is a happy place, alternating dark and yellow bricks line the walls and you notice a rather sizable staff in the open kitchen. The must try there is the Sunshine Pizza which is brick oven pizza with the longganiza, porchetta, cheese and what looks like an egg yolk in every other slice! That pretty much sealed the deal for me, an egg in practically every slice! It sounds like the foundation of a balanced diet in the old nutritional pyramid - carbs, fat, protein its all there! That is all I needed to order and their 8 hour cooked porchetta because as weird as this sounds I know that a lot of Ilocanos are in Cabanatuan and hence I figured its like having Bagnet with the longganiza and a double dose of pork can never be anything but good. And it was.
I was there from 6:30 to 9 pm, happy hour. I had San Mig Light at Buy one, take one at P80 for the pair so naturally I had six. Wine for the girl is reasonable at P150 a glass. The Pizza was 520 at the Pork was 480 I believe but both are sharing portions. I highly recommend Sunshine Kitchen for a date, just don't go during the weekends as I hear it does get packed. It is quaint, cozy and quite pleasing, a little bit of sunshine indeed!
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