It's the kind of the secret that I've carefully kept mum about for the past 13 years. However, I feel it's the right time to make the big reveal. So, here goes.... I found the ONE. That glorious plate of Baked Macaroni and I can dare say that it's the best that I've tasted in my entire 33 years of existence. Too good that I'm allowing myself to be melodramatic about it.
Okay, let me break it down for you. First, I love the al dente tube pasta that they used for it. It's not those tiny elbow macaroni which can get extremely soggy when overcooked but the tube macaroni has a nice bite to it. Next, the generous serving of minced beef. You'll surely get a fair amount in every scoop. Lastly, the creamy bechamel mixed with the tomato meat sauce. I love that it has a sweet taste (not the dessert kind) but it definitely the ratio of sweet to tangy was like 5:1. Kids will love this!
This alone has been a long time family favorite of my in laws. Thus, every visit to Angeles will never be complete without dropping by Toll House for a quick bite or to bring home a platter of Baked Macaroni. I missed this so much that I was so happy that it was served as an afternoon snack during our Christmas party last December and we were able to go to Toll House again just last month.
Aside from these four specialties, Toll House actually has a very wide menu selection but we somehow always stick to the ones that we've tried and tested throughout all these years. I know travelling to Pampanga is not as easy as just hopping into the car and driving away but one good news is that they have actually opened a new branch in Marquee Mall which is slightly closer to the expressway. I wonder if they're eventually venture out to Metro Manila someday.
Toll House is located at 1030 Sto. Rosario street, Angeles City, Pampanga. It's very near Holy Angel University. Check them out on Facebook.