Food Trip Friday: Pasta Mayon at Small Talk Cafe

Another Food Trip Friday entry featuring Filipino food.

Here’s from one of my favorite resto’s in Legazpi City, Philippines – Small Talk Cafe. I missed the food there so this was one of my stops with some friends during my two-week Pinas vacation.

Small Talk Legazpi

I had Pasta Mayon. I know it looks like your ordinary lasagna dish but believe me this one is definitely unique. Ravioli pasta stuffed with creamy pinangat (laing leaves cooked with coconut cream) and topped with oh so yummy tuna sauce. I think ‘yummy’ and delicious would be an understatement for this dish.

Pasta Mayon

I also wish I had more room for more food. But I just had heavy lunch and the pasta was the only thing I could accommodate. The Laing/Pinangat Pasta and the Bicol Express Pasta and Pili Pasta, Laing Pizza looked interesting too. I guess, I just have to make sure I’m really hungry when I go there again.

Small Talk cafe has a really cozy ambiance (think vintage-retro!) and features some totally unique food. A lot of the food in their menu are a must try. If you’re ever in Legazpi City, visit this place. Located in Albay District very near Divine Word College.

And oh, thanks Yese for the pics (which makes me think what a lousy blogger I make, I always seem to forget the cam whenever I need it LOL) and Khenn, thanks for the yummy treat :)). Miss you guys and see sometime soon again.


  1. yese

    November 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    you’re welcome! 1 day is not enough.. Maybe next time 2 days naman? 😉 and thanks to khen too! Every year may post bday celeb sana.. Hope to see you soon!

    1. Lui

      November 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

      @Yese, true. were planning a trip for mid next year. sige two days kita 🙂

  2. Queen of Wishful Shrinking

    November 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Definitely one good reason to visit Legaspi!
    All-time favourite Bikol dishes with a modern-twist, yuuuuum 😛

  3. Luna Miranda

    November 19, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Small Talk Cafe—i love the name.
    i’ve heard of this pasta–i’m sure laing-lovers would love it.

    1. Lui

      November 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

      @luna, its really a lovely little cafe with some very interesting selections. a must visit for food lovers :))

  4. Tetcha

    November 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Pasta Mayon, that’s an intriguing name, but your description of this pasta dish makes me drool! Happy FTF! Here’s my entry:

    1. Lui

      November 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

      @tetcha, hehe thanks. will visit you back

  5. kat-in-the-kitchen

    November 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Yummy…The laing/pinangat pasta sounds so yummy to me. anyway, visiting from FTF. Hope you can visit me back.

    1. Lui

      November 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

      @kat, yup it was indeed yummy 🙂

  6. Jessica Cassidy

    November 20, 2011 at 6:26 am

    yum, looks very delish, am drooling and hungry too 🙂 Dropping some love for FTF, hope that you can return the favor too.

  7. misiuBeare

    November 21, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Sounds yummy. Just down the road in Guinobatan, there’s a little street hawker who makes Almondegas. Chilli peppers stuffed with meat and seafood then deep fired. These awesome little bal;ls of tasty fun are so good – i ate 20 in one sitting.

    Bicol Express is probably my favourite Filo dish. Yay for Bicolano Cuisine

    1. Lui

      November 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

      @MisiuBeare, wow. now I wanna drop by Guinobatan the next time i go home. Are you from bicol? Thanks for visiting :))

  8. Margarita@ Pinoy Kitchenette

    November 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Oh sayang! I’ve been to Legaspi last week, had I known this place I would have paid it a visit too. Mukhang masarap food nila. Would like to try it next time.

    Visiting from FTF!
    here’s my entry

    Have a great week!

    1. Lui

      November 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

      @margarita, sayang nga. next time check it out. they have really intriguing menu entries 🙂 thanks for the visit. will check out your entry..

  9. Joy of Gastronomy

    November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Yes, it’s gonna be first on my list. I’m a coffee lover, and have ton’s of coffee shop reviews. We are planning to visit Albay by summer next year, hopefully. Thanks for this.

  10. Suzanne Grey

    January 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Its more fun in the Philippines! I’m glad I had the chance to visit Mayon Volcano.

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    February 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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