BIG BEN’s Kitchen was founded in 2015 by a local Cavite-based family.
Situated at 385 Medicion 1st Imus, Cavite, a few minutes’ drive from its city hall and the iconic Imus Cathedral, the restaurant was conceptualized as an avenue to present the family’s heirloom recipes, including local Imuseño and Caviteño cuisine. The restaurant also features its pride, Big Ben’s Gourmet Imus Longganisa, a local version of longganisa that has been enjoyed by local Imuseños since the 1950s. With BIG BEN’s collective effort to promote it on a national level, Big Ben’s Gourmet Imus Longganisa was finally proclaimed as One Town, One Product by the City of Imus Government.
Today, the company has started to flourish and has branched into three main businesses:
Big Ben’s Kitchen (Restaurant)
Named to pay tribute to the owner’s late grandfather, it has gained popularity among local and nearby towns as a restaurant that serves traditional home cooked meals that are very reasonably priced. The restaurant is defined as a “Longganisahan” — an alternative to Tapsihan — in which it also offers Filipino comfort food such as Organic Adobong Tagalog,, Kare Kare, Fiesta Menudo and Batchoy Tagalog, among the timeless Imuseño specialties from the Big Ben kitchen.
Big Ben’s Artisanal Bottled Gourmet Products
This business focuses on providing convenience to customers especially those who do not have much time to cook. The bottled specialties, Grass Fed Tapa, Organic Chicken Tocino, Adobong Tagalog, Adobong Tinali, Organic Atchara Papaya, Bagoong Alamang and the bestselling Sukang Sasa will all soon be available this year at specialty stores and groceries in the Luzon area.
Big Ben’s Artisanal All Natural Frozen Products
Big Ben’s flagship product is D’Famous Imus Longganisa. It has won several awards including The National Product Excellence Award 2015-2016 as “The Best Gourmet Longganisa” and the Philippine Social Media Award as “Most Outstanding Natural Gourmet Longganisa in the Market” for 2016-2017. Using an original family recipe from the 1950s, many people especially those from the older generation have always found themselves waxing nostalgic with every bite. The secret lies in consistently following the original recipe and Big Ben’s have not changed anything — not skimping on any ingredient or taking any shortcuts in the process of creating it. Additional frozen products have been added to offer customers more choices: Organic Chicken Tocino which supports a local Organic Farm based in Silang, Cavite; and Big Ben’s Grass-Fed Tapa which uses beef from natural grass-fed and grazed cow farm in the mountains of Batangas.
An all-day breakfast joint offering classic and nostalgic home-prepared dishes using natural, organic and slow food cooking methods — that’s Big Ben’s Kitchen.