During our visit to our dear Alma mater, we didn't miss on revisiting one of the places where we used to go for comfort food back then. Almer's is a popular foodie spot among UST students and known for its affordable sizzling plates and meryenda.
|inside the (improved) Almer's|
I've been dining at Almer's since high school and I have witnessed the changes this place has gone through. From a no-frills open-air cafeteria, it is now an air-conditioned and very decent-looking resto. One thing would never change though: the smell of the sizzling sisig will stick to your clothes that without giving any hint, your friends will know you went to Almer's. :)
So what's so special about Almer's Sizzling Sisig?
Dear Thomasians, please don't take this negatively, but there is nothing special about it, on a "food critic" view of course.
|Almer's Sizzling Sisig|
But Almer's Sisig (Php 60) has this crunch that I always look for whenever I order Sisig somewhere else. I'm not sure if it's unusual, but we make this Sisig extra special by mixing Almer's gravy.
Almer's gravy has this buttery taste that we used to like, however, the gravy we had during this visit wasn't as buttery as before. It was a little bland for my taste. However, the sisig crunch was still there so this little disappointment with the gravy didn't exactly ruin our visit.
Another favorite is the Spareribs (Php 60).
And yes! We still had our drinks college style. :P (Parang inuman lang di ba? hehehe)
It was nice to go back and dine at places we already consider a "luxury" a few years back. Honestly, it's not really the food, but the memories that go with it. It was extra nice that I was actually dining with my college friends and we were surprised that we just spent less than Php 100 per person for this meal.
Aside from the disappointing gravy, I'd still give Almer's a try. And hopefully, I'd get to revisit other foodie places around the campus too.