A scrumptious Filipino dish, Kare-Kare is peanut stew made with beef tripe or oxtail (sometimes seafood) and lots of vegetables. If you don’t know how to cook Kare-Kare (like me, lol), here’s a restaurant you can go to for this tasty dish.
No one in our household can cook Kare-Kare save for my mom. But since she’s been very busy lately, we couldn’t get her to cook the dish. And so we went on a search to find a restaurant that specializes in Kare-Kare. We eventually found ourselves in Antipolo where Anix’s House of Kare-Kare sits.
Anix’s House of Kare-Kare is located along Sumulong Highway in Antipolo City. If you’re coming from Marcos Highway, turn right to Sumulong Highway and continue going up the mountains of Antipolo until you see the restaurant on the left. It’s not well-lit so keep your eyes open when looking for it!
To start off our meal, we ordered Baked Oysters (PHP 250) and Anix’s Special Lumpiang Ubod with Peanut Garlic Sauce (PHP 95). These are both so good we knew we are going to have a wonderful meal! I failed to take a photo of our Lumpiang Ubod because our two plates were wiped off in seconds! Yes, it’s that good.
We came here to satisfy our craving for Kare-Kare so that’s the first main dish we ordered. There are three variants you can choose from in Anix’s House of Kare-Kare: Classic, Oxtail and Seafood. Classic Kare-Kare is a mix of oxtail and beef tripe (tuwalya). Oxtail Kare-Kare is all oxtail. Seafood Kare-Kare is made up of, of course, a mix of seafood.
Since I don’t eat beef tripe, we went for Oxtail Kare-Kare (PHP 365). The Little Man doesn’t eat Kare-Kare, but when he got a taste of Anix’s Kare-Kare, he went on to finishing a whole cup of rice! No one cooks better than mom so I’m going to say that their Kare-Kare comes in a close second to mom’s. Really, they serve really good Kare-Kare here and I expect to come back here again. And again. And again.
Aside from Kare-Kare, Arjay also ordered Anix’s Bulalo Steak (PHP 325). Now, this is a must try as well! This tender dish of Bulalo Steak is served on a hot pan and drizzled with delicious mushroom gravy. The minis really enjoyed this dish, too! If you’re going to have a drink or two with friends, this is something that you can snack on as well. Having it with rice felt a little too heavy. Nevertheless, this one is a winner!
We were so full after having our two main dishes that we no longer had space for dessert. I did hear the other table say that the dessert is good. Next time!
After our amazing dinner at Anix’s House of Kare-Kare, we decided to take the minis to Ynares Center where there were bazaars and rides. I’ve been feeling a bit down because we couldn’t bring the minis to Disneyland this Christmas break. But looking at their faces below, it looks like they had loads of fun still:
Anix’s House of Kare-Kare Antipolo
#71 Sumulong Highway
Sitio Kamias Brgy. Mambugan