Simple Lang

Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Simple Lang
3.6
3.5 Stars

45 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 19
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 1
  • 48 Reviews
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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
5

This marks the second time i set foot at Simple Lang.  I remember having lunch here  with a relative visiting from Canada a couple of years back.  The visit is not a memorable and the food is mediocre.

I happen to cross paths again with Simple Lang today.   This is the third stop of our #EpicDiningByVisa Food Crawl.  I wasn't too excited, truth be told.  My plan was to try two dishes and waive the white flag. 

Simple Lang has awakened the Hopeless Romantic in me,  it made me believe in second chances,  the "this time I'll be sweeter sort of thing."

Sounds a lil sappy,  huh?  Read on...

Food.

| Crispy Palabok.  Topped with bagnet,  shrimp,  tinapa bits and egg.  Not really a fan of palabok but i took a spoonful nonetheless. The sauce is flavorful, the tinapa bits added a smoky flavor. The rest of the group seemed satisfied.

| Lola's Sinigang.  Pork Riblets,  Pepper Sili,  Tomato,  Labanos and Gabi.  This dish is the doppelganger of Manam's infamous sinigang dish - at least in apperance.  Simple Lang's version is tomato infused hence the red hue.   The pork riblets is tender and flavorful.  I particularly liked the broth as it is perfect mixture of sweet and sour. 

| Cheezy Garlic Inasal Sisig.   First time. I've had cheese in my sisig and it was....wait for it....awesome!  The cheese added an interesting flavor contrast with the insasal x garlic infused pork jowl.  I wish they added more red chillies though.

| Bicolano Daing Laing.  As per the Chef,  fried fish is usually paired wih taro leaves cooked in coconut milk.  I agree,  fish and veggies go well together.  I didn't try the fish as i got my eye on the Laing.  This reminds of the one we had in one of the carinderias in Cam Sur.  The comparison is not intended to offend but to give praise,  it means that their version tastes legit. 

| Bina-Bet Pinoy Bento.  Two sides.  Pinsec Sipa,  Crispy Okoy,  Mango Salad,  Freshwater Lumpia and Unlimited Soup.  Binagoongan.  I am digging the concept as this is the first time I've seen a bento with a Filipino twist.  I didn't try ze other elements as the Binagoongan is too darn delicious.  I don't want the wash down the awesome flavors by eating something else. The pork ia fall-off-the-bone tender,  the shrimp paste they used is not reeking salt,  it has the perfect flavour.  This is the best pork binagoongan I've ever had. 

As the love song goes...Maybe this time,  it will be love they'll find...

Remove the maybe,  i found love in Simple Lang.

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Jonathan R.
3.0 Stars
4

Pinoy Bento: Shrimp Rebosado 250Php

Served nicely. Food presentation is inviting and appealing to the eyes.

Shrimp rebosado is really good especially with their sweet and sour dip. I like the crispy fried noodles that covers the shrimp. It looks like a corndog. 128514

Sides: Pinsec sipa, crispy okoy, mango salad, and fresh lumpia. Mango salad is the best tasting among their sides. Pinsec sipa comes next. The meatball inside the fried wanton is really tasty. Crispy okoy and fresh lumpia were not good nor bad. In between.

Their unlimited soup tasted like ginger boiled in water and added some seasoning to have a flavor. ☹️

It's a good place to dine.

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Wiljohn M.
3.0 Stars
2

Dinner at Simple Lang was just Ok. The place looked like a nice carenderia which served food one would usually find on everybody's dining table at home.

Food was cheap but servings were small. I tried the sisig and it was a bit fatty for my taste. Same with the grilled salmon panga which was so rich that you would feel " umay" after a few bites.

My verdict: Average.

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Piya S.
4.0 Stars

Love the ambiance. Food are good. Simple lang. Hehe! 128513

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Kirstie Mel V.
4.0 Stars
2

Their smallest servings are good for three persons. I love their take on common Filipino foods like dinuguan and sisig. Their sisig fried rice is so literal that it has a piece of calamansi when served. In photo is camaron rebosado wrapped in fried noodles, good food.

Add to that is their very conducive venue--after going for a few rounds of run in Ayala Triangle Gardens, choose the restaurant that serves Filipino food in a unique way. I do have other dishes to try at Simple Lang. :)

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Lark C.
3.0 Stars

Not yet over my Sinigang craving, tagged my officemate to Ayala Triangle and had lunch at Simple Lang. We just ordered a bowl of Crispy Bagnet Watermelon Sinigang and two plain rice.

Happy with the Crispy Bagnet, but not quite satisfied with the broth, since it lacked that nagtatalong-asim-at-tamis kick!

Service was just ok; we had to follow up our order before it was served. And by the way, their Customer Feedback Form, I don't think they really want that answered. There was no pen with it. Or maybe they assume that their customers always have a pen? 128514 Anyway, it was still a happy lunch 'cause I got my sabaw fix! 128521

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Miggie C.
1.0 Stars

I hated it.

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Josette P.
3.0 Stars

Simple Lang is located along the different offerings Ayala Triangle has to offer. The interiors is simple. The food offering is okay, but a little pricey. We tried their breakfast meal which is available all day and it was just an okay for me. But the sago gulaman anf mango something drink is good. The service is pretty slow too. Well, maybe I'll give this another chance and try their sisig and other Filipino offerings.

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Jennifer Lea U.
4.0 Stars

Ambiance was homy. We went there with family, relatives and friends.

We ordered the ff:
Pancit tinola: my younger daughter liked it. Although we find it salty.

Pancit halo halo: flavorful but still salty.

Sinigang was a best seller. Correct amount of sourness.

Watermelon sinigang sa bagnet: was my kind of sinigang. It wasn't my first time to eat a watermelon sinigang, but I liked this version better

Gising gising: was a fave delicacy for us and simple Lang didn't disappoint.

Cheesy garlic inasal sisig was different from the usual inasal and d usual sisig

Bbq liempo was a hit with my niece

Calamansi honey fried chicken was ok but nothing special. Kids didn't like it much

Iced calamari tea was refreshing.

Overall the experience was welcoming.

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Abella L.
5.0 Stars

The best lumpiang ubod I've ever tasted so far! I love their muscovado sauce with garlic and peanut 128077

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Velle M.
3.0 Stars

Me and my friend is so hungry after work so we decided to look for a place in a Ayala Triangle to eat. Other restos were jam packed so we've decided to go for Simple Lang.

We've ordered the #tusoktusok which consist of 1 stick each (4 pcs) of fishball, kikiam, squidball, chicken skin and pig's ear? worth 130 pesos which is quite disappointing. 128557 But then, me and my friend liked the ice cream (Arce Ice Cream) eventhough our first choice of flavor isn't available. 128148

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Pau R.
4.0 Stars

Because I love mangoes!! Mango Madness-- fresh mango strips, mango custard, mango ice cream and mango puree on crushed ice 128155

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Eboy F.
3.0 Stars

Simple Lang is definitely a must-try when you go to Ayala Triangle for a food trip. This restaurant takes Filipino home food we all knew growing up into a whole new level.

Crispy Palabok — This is one of their hot items in the menu. It's my first time to actually try a crispy palabok ever. I thought it's going to be weird at first but when we started pouring the hot palabok sauce on too of the crispy noodles... Boom!

Tusok-tusok — Also had tusok tusok for appetizer. It's basically a plate of fishball, kikiam, squidball, etc. Quite disappointed because it's not hot. It felt cold and like an old batch.

Not really a fan of their customer service, though. Water requests take time. Asking for the bill also takes time. They also serve dirty drinking glasses so be extra careful and check the glasses you get.

But overall, food's good here. I would've given this a 4-star but their service is also a huge factor. So yeah, this place is OK. It's still worth trying!

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Ting V.
2.0 Stars

Banapple was teeming with people so my friends opted to try this resto. (T'was a Friday night). Alas, my first time here, though not unpleasant, is not remarkable either. We had pancit tinola, congee, pinakbet and gising-gising. The best of this lot is the gising-gising. The Pinakbet is a joke. what the hell was that? and then when we wanted to order their Laing, it's not available when clearly, it was written on their Today's Special. why include it in the list when it's unavailble? Duh! I wanted to order a buko shake but it's also not available - but their buko juice served in its shell is. What is that?

Won't be recommending this to my friends for sure.

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Ron M.
4.0 Stars

Boyfie asked me where i wanna have lunch, told him "sa simple lang" he said "okay so san nga?" Hahaha sorry just had to share it

Anyway their theme is witty-filipino from the place up to their dishes, food was great, just has an issue witht the bagnet salad, i'm not a fan of pork so never seemed to appreciate it despite its crispiness and tenderness of the meat.

I'll go back soon to try their other dishes, kept seeing some of their dishes on the counter while the head chef was doing some final touches and they're all making me "takaw-mata" so appetizing and appealing to the eyes, talk about food porn teehee 128517

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Yshee K.
5.0 Stars

I love the place and the food. It's simple yet gorgeous to every tummy...128525128525128525978697869786127864127865127835

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Jem C.
3.0 Stars

I rated Simple Lang with three stars because there is nothing too special about their food. I'm very fond of eating Filipino foods especially Ilocano cuisine,so I expected too much with their Dinakdakan. Aside from Dinakdakan we also tried Sinigang na Seafood sa Guava which is way better but still not too satisfying. Their food are too typical they just added some twist into it. Well I guess Simple Lang really is too simple.

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Angelique V.
3.0 Stars

My boyfriend's brother told him to bring me to the conyo resto after we watch the Ayala lights. While walking along the strip, you will really notice this resto with conyo statements on the windows. The interiors were simple but really nice. Even the servers were very accommodating.

I was expecting that they'll offer Italian or American cuisine in their menu. But surprisingly, they have all-Filipino dishes instead. We ordered pork bbq, black pepper squid and chicken pandan. The bbq was tender and tasty, the chicken was a meh, but the winner for us was the squid! Super yummerz! The food was affordable, but I guess we just had too much expectations with the taste.

It's a great place with the family. Not a place for dates.

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Whela S.
4.0 Stars

We enjoyed their lechon belly rolls and crispy fried ukoy mango salad. We also had their talong pancake with salted egg and seafood kare kare. Affordable and good for group dinners because they have big servings :)

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Mary Jane T.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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