What do you remember when loaves and fish are mentioned? Personally, I remember a passage from the Bible about the 5 loaves and 2 fish and connect it to the Feeding of the Five Thousand.
The Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish in Quezon City
What comes into your mind when you see or hear loaves and fish? In my case, I usually remember the Bible. Having studied in a Catholic school for so long, the study of religion can never be absent in almost every school year. Even up to college, I had four (4) Theology classes. Most of them weere really fun!
More on the restaurant, it is owned by a devout Christian couple namely, Dinah and Anthony Miro. But, let’s get to know more about Dinah first.
Ever since she was born, Dinah has been cooking for her family. Their restaurant called Lavosh, was introduced to the public in Mercato Centrale.
Mercato Central offers a wide variety of food. From street food to dessert, they have it! You could even taste other delicacies from other countries.
One day, Dinah has one amazing recipe that was able to be part of the top choices in the Ultimate Taste Test at Mercato Centrale. A little after that, she decided to open a cafe. Various names passed by her mind and when they tried to register the top two choices, both were taken already.
With her perseverance, she asked and prayed for guidance and inspiration.
Then the time came that they decided about a name that meant something to them and is deeply connected with their faith. It worked like destiny since it has a similarity to unleavened bread.
What is Lavosh?
Lavosh is a healthier alternative to junk food and chips. It’s good since you could eat and consume it as a snack. It intrigued me since it’s colorful! I mean, who wouldn’t want to have some color in the food that they eat?
The reason why it has color is that it has a specific ingredient. Pink lavosh has beetroot while the orange one has carrots in it. Lastly, the green one has spinach. Frankly, when I learned that it has spinach, I immediately remembered Popeye!
To accompany lavosh, it has a variety of dips. From Pesto Brulee, Garlic Oil with Dulong, Chicken Liver Pate and Tomato Coriander Salsa, you get to choose!
Now, the restaurant has recently launched a new treat.
What’s great about them?
They offer three (3) dishes that showcases our Filipino heritage.
You get to choose from:
- Balayan Salad (has lettuce, tomatoes with kesong puti, tinapa flakes and pickled mangoes; for the dressing, its primary ingredient is the balayan bagoong.)
- Lengua Estofado (is thinly sliced ox tongue in a special sauce served on a bed of mashed potatoes.)
- Tablea Cake (a rich and decadent dessert that its primary ingredient is being outsourced from Davao)
Other than the tablea cake, the restaurant also offers cheesecakes and exciting cakes that Dinah has been making herself.
Truthfully speaking, the recipes that they have been using have been passed on from one generation to another. They also have an ongoing treat for those with a sweet tooth, the Afternoon Treat. You’d be getting a slice of your favorite cake plus a cup of brewed coffee all for just 150 pesos (roughly $3).
5 LOAVES & 2 FISH
- G/F The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City Metro Manila Philippines.
- Operational Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00 am to 10:00 pm; Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm