Every once in a while, work takes me to Sto Tomas in Batangas. In the past, I have looked forward to coming here and plan to head straight to Tagaytay after work. But all my friends at work have already resigned and so coming here has been boring.

Until an officemate raved about a Amante, a bulalo place just minutes away from the office.

Amante is a simple eatery/restaurant in Sto Tomas. It’s carinderia style but with ample ans comfortable sitting areas. The place is not airconditioned but they have adequate ceiling fans all around.

We decided to order the bulalo, sizzling squid, bistek, liver and a huge bowl of Batangas lomi and we only had to pay less than PHP 1,000.

Their bulalo is better than what I have tried at the Mahogany Market and Rose and Grace.