Lunch Special Menu

There are just some foods that you tend to crave more than others during the summer. And after you take a bite of these favorites, some of those beach vacations become even more special. I put together this Special Lunch Menu featuring some Filipino favorites to help you get through the warmer weather while…
There are just some foods that you tend to crave more than others during the summer. And after you take a bite of these favorites, some of those beach vacations become even more special. In order to help you get through the hotter months and to give you a taste of one of the best types of food we have to offer in the Philippines, inihaw meals, I came up with this special lunch menu. You might be aware, though, that certain of our favorite grilled side dishes go best with certain other courses. I’ve listed a handful of them below to help you put together a lunch the whole family will love!

We’ll be working with Inihaw na Liempo recipes.

The intoxicatingly smokey Inihaw na Liempo comes first. A little tanginess from our calamansi and a lot of savory flavor from Knorr Liquid Seasoning will be discernible. Additionally, it contributes to how substantial and hearty our Special Lunch Menu is.

The Pusit Inihaw

You must include some seafood if you want a lunch that is genuinely unique. Due to its great flavor balance, Inihaw na Pusit is the ideal component to this mixture. Onions, tomatoes, and ginger will add a delectable, light crunch to your stuffing.

These two are already quite filling and go well with our lunch arrangement. However, if you want to get the most out of your grilling session, you may learn more about these other recipes by clicking on them.

Talong Ensaladang

If you are new with this Filipino meal, try to picture a Chinese eggplant, tomato, and onion salad that is wonderfully sour and salted. This is my favorite dish since it might be the ideal palette cleanser after consuming a lot of our inihaw dishes.


Speaking of palate cleanser, you could also want to add some delicious sweetness to your dinner. With all of these wonderful, smokin’ hot grilled foods, this milkshake is the ideal way to stay energized!

Making this Spectacular Lunch Menu

Making a Pork Marinade

Start by combining 1 kilogram of pork belly with 5 calamansi, Knorr Liquid Seasoning, and other ingredients. Just let the ingredients sit together for at least 30 minutes after fully combining them.

Making the stuffing and salad for the squid

One red onion and three chopped tomatoes should be combined in a bowl. Divide them into two after thoroughly combining them. We will later need the first half for the Ensaladang, so set it aside in a different bowl. Pour some Knorr Liquid Seasoning into the mixture for the second half and add two calamansi pieces. Set about combining these. Finally, we must fit all of this into our 1-kg giant squid.

Lunch Special Menu

Eggplant on the Grill

Grab the four eggplants you need, and cook them until the interior is tender. After that, all you have to do is wait for the skin to cool before preluding it off. After that, mash it up and add it to the bowl that already included the tomato and onion. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar, 3 tablespoons of white vinegar, and some freshly crushed black pepper to taste. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the eggplant after thoroughly combining them. Combine everything, and then serve with bagoong alarming on top.

The squid and pork belly are grilled.

Time to fetch our meat and fish! Pick up the stuffed squid that you previously prepared, and grill it until it is fully done. Keep a tight eye on this because overcooked squid is prone to becoming rubbery. Simply take it off the grill and arrange it on your preferred serving plate.

The marinated pork belly can then be grilled. Use a basting sauce consisting of 2 tablespoons of frying oil, Knorr Liquid Seasoning, calamansi, and banana ketchup. Every few minutes or so, flip the pork over and continue to baste it with the basting sauce. The meat can be cut into serving pieces and placed on a clean plate once it has finished cooking.

How to Make a Milkshake

You’ll need a blender for this. Simply combine 4 cups of Selecta Vanilla Ice Cream and 1 cup of fresh milk in the blender and whirl for 30 seconds. Place the mixture in a tall glass, then add some whipped cream on top.

After that, simply serve the entire meal as is, being sure to include lots of rice! How do you feel about this special lunch menu? Please comment on this delicious meal below.

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Special Lunch Menu

Prep: 20minutes 
Cook: 45minutes 


Inihaw Na Liempo:

  • 1 kg. pork belly
  • Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 5 Calamansi
  • 8 cloves garlic

Inihaw Na Pusit:

  • 1 kg. large squid
  • Knorr Liquid Seasoning
  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 thumb ginger grated

Ensaladang Talong:

  • 4 eggplants grilled
  • 3 tomatoes diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 4 cups Selecta Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whipping cream


  • Prepare the pork by combining the pork belly, Knorr Liquid Seasoning, and calamansi. Mix well. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Make the ensaladang talong by combining diced tomato and onion in a bowl. Mix well. Divide this into two equal parts. Put the other half into a separate bowl. Set it aside for now. This will be used for the ensalada later.
  • Meanwhile, work on the other bowl by adding Knorr Liquid seasoning and squeezing 2 pieces of calamansi. Mix well. This will be used as stuffing for the squid. Stuff the squid with the mixture and heat-up your grill.
  • Grill the eggplants until the inside part softens. Let it cool down and peel the skin off. Mash the eggplant and combine with the first bowl with tomato and onion. Combine white vinegar, ground black pepper, and sugar. Mix well. Pour thus into the bowl with eggplant. Toss until well blended. Top with bagoong alamang.
  • Grill the squid until it gets cooked completely. Remember to not overcook it as it can get tough. Remove from the grill and arrange on a serving plate.
  • Start grilling the pork belly. You can make the basting sauce by combining Knorr Liquid Seasoning, calamansi, banana ketchup, and 2 teaspoons of cooking oil. Continue grilling the pork and turn it over every few minutes while basting until it gets completely cooked. Slice into serving pieces and arrange on a clean plate.
  • Make the milk shake by scooping 4 cups of Selecta ice cream in a blener. Add milk. Blend for 30 seconds. Transfer to a tall glass. Top with whip cream.
  • Serve everything together with lots of rice on the side. Share and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1636kcal (82%) Carbohydrates: 74g (25%) Protein: 61g (122%) Fat: 123g (189%) Saturated Fat: 48g (240%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g Monounsaturated Fat: 53g Cholesterol: 662mg (221%) Sodium: 274mg (11%) Potassium: 2487mg (71%) Fiber: 16g (64%) Sugar: 45g (50%) Vitamin A: 1958IU (39%) Vitamin C: 63mg (76%) Calcium: 358mg (36%) Iron: 4mg (22%)


  • What is the lunch special menu? 

  • The lunch special menu is a selection of specially curated dishes offered by a restaurant during lunch hours. These menus often feature a limited set of items at discounted prices or with additional perks, attracting customers to dine during the lunchtime period.
  • What time does the lunch special menu start and end? 

  • The specific timing of the lunch special menu can vary depending on the restaurant’s policies. Generally, lunch specials are available during midday hours, typically from around 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. However, some restaurants may extend the lunch special period or have specific time slots on certain days.
  • Are lunch special menus available every day? 

  • Most restaurants offer lunch specials on weekdays (Monday to Friday) to cater to office-goers and customers seeking a quick and affordable meal during their lunch breaks. Some restaurants may also provide lunch specials on weekends, but it’s less common.
  • What type of dishes are usually included in the lunch special menu? 

  • Lunch specials often consist of popular and quick-to-prepare dishes that can be served promptly to accommodate customers with limited time. Common items include sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta dishes, wraps, or smaller portions of regular dinner entrees. Some restaurants may also feature daily rotating specials to add variety to the menu.
  • Are lunch specials available for takeout or delivery orders? 

  • Yes, many restaurants offer lunch specials for both dine-in and takeout/delivery orders. Customers can enjoy the same discounted prices and menu options when ordering for takeout or delivery during the designated lunch hours. However, it’s essential to check with the restaurant if there are any specific conditions or limitations for takeout or delivery orders for lunch specials.


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