5.097 Garlic Pusit

Cycle 5 – Item 97

12 (Sat) April 2014

Garlic Pusit


at KKK

(Mall of Asia)

-Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines-


I saw MK off at the airport this afternoon.  As my intern, she was an integral part of the team organizing the Consultation on Overweight, Obesity, Diabetes, and Law, which wrapped to a smooth/successful conclusion yesterday, largely due to her vigilant efforts up through the closing bell, so I wanted to express my gratitude, if only by carrying her luggage to the check-in counter.

On the way back, I dropped by MOA to do some shopping.

I hadn’t planned on eating in the mall, but the name of the restaurant compelled me to stop for a quick bite.  It doesn’t mean what Americans might think.  Upon request, the manager wrote down for me what the letters stand for, something very innocent in Tagalog, something about “good food,” but I’ve lost the note, so I can’t say for sure here at the time of this writing. She did confirm that the establishment regularly receives angry complaints from other passersby, which seems rather ludicrous, because, really, what, do they actually think that the place is an homage to white supremacy?

KKK is a Filipino restaurant.  Founded in 2000.  Currently 4 locations scattered across Metro Manila.  With the corporate slogan “Pinoy Food Revolution,” the menu offers (supposedly) modernized Filipino cuisine (maybe, but I can’t yet tell the difference).

Anyway, the food was okay.  The garlic pusit (squid) consisted of squid bits stir-fried in oyster sauce and topped with deep-fried garlic bits.  Perfectly average.



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