Angrydobo Taft, a love adobo-themed restaurant by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, is inspired by the reconciliation food shared by the celebrity couple after their love fights. It’s located along Taft Avenue directly in front of Ryan’s alma mater (DLSU Henry Sy Bldg gate). ANGRYDOBO by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo 2456 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila Instagram: @officialjuday @ryan_agoncillo First Things First This former flower shop was turned into a 35-seater neighborhood condo restaurant. Waiting time is almost 1 hour during peak times like on a Friday night dinner. The guest service guy was very friendly, and he managed the queuing properly by giving estimated wait time. Angrydobo Menu: Angrybowls, Bites, Greens, Sandwiches | Ala Carte, Savory Fried Rice, Sweets, Drinks It’s self-service so best to know what you want already and order from the counter immediately. The ambiance is cozy with a high industrial ceiling and hugot/memes-inspired design.
Angrydobo Food Loved the rice topping concept served hot in a bowl soaked with adobo sauce topped with kangkong and a good amount of meat. I loved the adobo sauce and the gising-gising but the pork belly was angrily overcooked until it was dry. The sisig was the mushy kind topped with mayo and not the crunchy version. It was deadly with a lot of oil. For dessert, you can try the champorado popsicle—frozen rice coated with chocolate. It was a good concept but it needed a bit of thawing, and I wished they used rice-flavored ice cream instead of frozen rice.
Final Thoughts Overall, I love the general brand concept and the novelty of waiting in line and experiencing the food born out of love by Juday and Ryan—all despite the angry service. Food-wise, it was more angrily cooked rather than lovingly slow cooked. Order an angry bowl each and add an ala carte dish for the best experience. Budget about ₱500/head. Congrats to Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo for an awesome adobo restaurant concept with a nice location in front of La Salle! ANGRYDOBO by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo 2456 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila Instagram: @officialjuday @ryan_agoncillo Live an Awesome Life, Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com Disclosure: We paid for our meal. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights. P.S. Was it worth the wait? Yes. Will you line up again? That’s for you to find out.