Sunday, 23 January 2011

Restaurant Review: S.O.U.L. Cafe (Rosario, La Union)

S.O.U.L. Cafe
Kape Alamid
S.O.U.L (Soul for Spice of Urban Life) Café, in Rosario, La Union, offers kafe alamid which comes from civets (you guessed it, locally called alamid or musang) who eat the coffee beans for their fleshy fruit pulp. 

Proteolytic enzymes in the civet’s stomach seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids and, when defecated, the beans keep their shape. 

After gathering, they are thoroughly washed, sun dried and lightly roasted. It is called motit coffee in the Cordilleras.

Breakfast of Alaminos longanisa, garlic fried rice  
and tortang talong
Offered in expresso shots (PhP350) and sourced all the way from Cavite, this goes well with a hearty Filipino breakfast combo consisting of Alaminos logganisa, boneless daing na bangus, garlic fried rice, hot chocolate, tortang talong made with creamy egg pesto and olive oil. This brewed concoction truly lived up to its name as one of the most expensive coffee in the world as it proved to be more aromatic and less bitter than the other coffee treats.
The cafe's chic interior

S.O.U.L. Cafe: Camp One, Rosario, La Union.  Tel: (072) 712-0852.  Fax: (072) 712-1190. 

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