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5. ADO'S PANCITERIA
126 A. Luna Street, Malinao, Pasig City
Tel. no. 641-1851, 746-9528, or 640-3789
Open from 7 a.m. to 12 midnight daily
Ado's Panciteria in Pasig is more popular than its address (with all due respect to the mercurial General Antonio Luna whom the street its located on is named after). Bite-sized chunks of chicharon top its Pancit Canton Guisado (P57 for a single serving), one of its many bestsellers. Each of the restaurant's pancit dishes can be served in various ways--special, guisado, sariwa (fresh), and sabaw (soup).
Prices: Ado's pancit dishes come in various sizes: mini (P250 to 350, for four to six people), small (P410 to P510, for seven to 10 people), medium (P520 to P620, for 11 to 14 people), large (P580 to P680, for 15 to 17 people) and family (P790 to 890, for 18 to 21 people).
6. ORCHIDS DRIVE INN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
201 Hillcrest Drive, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Tel. no. 671-2233, 671-4595, or 671-4596
Open 24 hours daily
Orchids' Pancit Canton (P170 for a serving that can be shared by two) is probably one of the best, if not the best, in Metro Manila. Toppings include one whole hardboiled egg, four pieces of fried chicken, generous servings of pork liver, strips of meat, and fresh vegetables. Just one setback, though. You have to either order it as takeout or check into the establishment to enjoy it. But then again, its pancit canton is one good reason to check out the hotel's facilities. However, that is another story.
Prices: Orchids' pancit dishes come in bilaos various sizes: small (P315, for two to four people), medium (P475, for five to seven people), large (P655, for eight to 10 people), extra large (P955, for 12 to 15 people), and double extra large (P1,515, for 16 to 20 people).