Have you ever wondered who the real Lola Basyang is?
Lola Basyang is actually the nom de plume of the late Don Severino Reyes, the father of the Tagalog zarzuela and the founder of the now-defunct Liwayway Magazine, where Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang first regularly appeared. He and his wife Maria Paz were blessed with 17 children – a norm then but still would look like a blatant insult to China’s one-child policy. His family used to live in an ancestral home in Quezon City that is now converted into Dong Juan, a Cebu home-grown restaurant that serves delicious comfort food.
Lemon iced tea
Gambas al ajillo pasta
Dong Juan’s all-meat special
Ice cream burger
Portrait of Don Severino Reyes
This is the home of Lola Basyang and yet I couldn’t even find a copy of Rosamistica.
#72 Mother Ignacia Ave. cor. Sct. Reyes
Paligsahan, Quezon City
Tel. No.: 374-0265