I find that some people into being frugal are very focused on themselves in a sort of “self-preserving” sort of way. I see that it could also be tempting for me to fall into that tendency because Bhogs and I really need to have more money to even “make it” through four years of college of our son. So while we are trying to figure out how to make this financially work, it is going to be tempting at times to pour all of our resources into them. That means less of eating out or expensive coffee breaks. And what about savings, a retirement fund, or college fund for the three other younger kids? Good grief, we won’t even have any savings for renovating our house now!
There are so many needs, and I have such limited resources. But yet I know that my responsibility is to just do the best I can with the resources I have.
Speaking of being frugal, how about letting you in on a secret. I was able to give this place out a try. I'm sure you know how pricey it may be to eat in the business district of Makati. I'm talking about Ayala Triangle. My last visit at the area was when we had a business proposal from Ayala about introducing a job fair to the public.
Early June, before we went to Dumaguete, I got to meet a friend who just came from Cambodia and was truly excited to try out Chef Laudico's Pugon Roasters. It was the same area where the defunct BFAST was.
It can also be safe to say that some of the menu from the previous resto, which was also owned by Chef Laudico, were reinvented to suit the better needs of the greater working class of Makati.
We also got to try the newest addition to their menu, The Crispy Bangus. I love boneless bangus specially when fried in this way, crispy on the outside yet soft and tender on the inside.
If that does not impress you yet, how about a glass of Macapuno Pandan (P 79). Their milky shaved ice topped with Sweetened Macapuno Pandan Jelly and Carabao's milk ice cream. The best way to beat the heat when in Ayala's business hub.
So, you see, we can still be frugal while giving to others, meeting the needs of the family and yet we can also enjoy eating out without hitting the family's budget.
Chef Lau's Pugon Roasters
Address: Ayala Triangle Walkways, Makati
Contact Numbers: +639178923278 or 6216100