We decided to try out this newly opened joint in Powerplant Mall called Franco’s. It used to be called Myron’s which was well known for whipping up their signature dishes of oysters and steaks! 🙂 Just hearing about this makes my heart swell with happiness! 😀 Hello steak!
The name has changed to Franco’s as a tribute to their youngest son who passed on a few years back. Check this out for more details on what happened and how it all started. Looking at the place, it was quite simple and good for a nice dinner/ lunch out with your friends and family. The place has a homey and casual vibe and feel to it. The place was surrounded by some miniature toys and some wooden robots signifying some of Franco’s favorite artifacts and play things.
Franco prides itself on their burgers, pizza, and premium steaks. However upon the recommendations of their waiter we went by something new away from their usual dishes. He suggested that we try their salad of the day, their Lengua and their Binagoongan as they were such crowd pleasers too. 😀 So eventually we relented and had their Salad of the day (Caesar) , Binagoogan and their Lengua some of my go to staples for a good dinner. Their salad came off quite dry and a bit too little in their serving size. We had their Caesar salad for our meal starter.
The pork in their Binagoongan recipe was very tender and well-coated by the shrimp paste that tasted toasty and came off with a crispy exterior which was very appetizing. Found at the bottom of the small dish is the red brown oil (My fave) that you wouldn’t mind saucing your rice with. However, this dish during the course of the meal was a tad too salty for my liking but overall it was okay.
Also their Lengua came off a little bit uncooked and quite hard to chew on. It was kind of hard to digest and swallow on as compared to the other Ox’s Tongue dishes that I have grown accustomed to and tasted that gives off that feel which melts in your mouth due to the soft consistency of the dish. It was a bit lacking in sauce too. 😦 Guess it was okay for dinner.