I’m starting a new series of posts for the blog — FOODIE.PH Delivery Sundays. I have a love-hate relationship to the fact that I have to go to work on Sundays. Though I really like the hassle-free transportation since most often than not, on weekends the roads are devoid of that nasty rush hour traffic we usually experience during the weekdays. Now my dilemma whenever I have to go to work on a weekend is food, not anyone have a lot of free time to whip up a decent home cooked meal for a packed lunch / dinner and usually during Sundays most of the food purveyors are closed.
For this week I was craving for some good Mexican food so I got these lip-smacking burrito and chimichanga from Ristras.
Now for the choice of food delivery service, I recently stumbled upon this new site called FOODIE.PH, partnered with a number of good restaurants they offer a hassle free delivery service with a considerably low minimum order of P300.
An online food delivery service available 24/7 with a very low minimum purchase, now what’s not to like? You can just choose an ordering area and the site will generate a list of restaurants that can cater your random food cravings.
Then you can easily choose food items from the menu, various customization options are available. After your order’s placed on the site you will get a confirmation email; of the food your ordered with your delivery address and contact number. Also on the day of your desired delivery date, a confirmation call will be made by one of their dispatchers, this is to make sure that everything’s good to go, from the food items you want to be delivered to the specifics of your delivery address and any other special instructions you may have. It’s really quite simple.
RISTRAS – The Fort was my choice of restaurant as I’m craving for some good Mexican food. Tried their Burrito and Chimichanga.
Though I love the usual Steak Carne Asada for my Burrito, I can’t pass on their Barbacoa — Shredded beef, slow braised for 6 hours with our own chipotle adobo, cumin, cloves, garlic and oregano.
Flour tortilla, cilantro lime rice or chorizo brown rice, pinto beans with bacon or vegetarian black beans, red or green chilli, choice of meat, salsa, corn salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and romaine lettuce.
Light flour tortilla that’s a bit chewy to the bite, chorizo brown rice as base – giving these notes of savory flavor that further highlight the flavor of the meat. Their steak carne asada was really good. Pieces of meat marinated in their garlic, ancho, citrus marinade for hours then grilled, and then I hit the barbacoa pieces and I really like how tender the meaty bits were. Th faintest hint of tartness, traces of that sour flavor to balance the really flavorful meat pieces. Eating their burrito was more of a roller coaster ride for my palate, layers of flavor and textures that really goes well together and a nice hint of spice leaves me wanting for more. The burrito is quite big and is definitely good for sharing.
CHIMICHANGA – A fried version of their burrito, same chorizo brown rice + steak carne asada base.
Flour Tortilla, cilantro lime rice or chorizo brown rice, pinto beans with bacon or vegetarian black beans, meat, red or green chili, corn salsa, cheddar jack cheese, deep fried to perfection served with lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole.
Their Chimichanga was really good too, a fried version of your usual burrito, it has a nice light and crispy outer layer and as you bite into it there’s these chewy bits reminiscent of their burrito. Then you hit the meaty bits, packed with flavor and it really goes well with the pinto beans. A good dose of their ranchero and garlic sauce would further highlight those flavors and give you utter bliss.
Really impressed with the quality of food, I’ll be adding Ristras on my bucketlist of go-to’s. It’ll probably be at the top of my list when I’m craving for Mexican Food. As for the quality of food delivery service it was laudable, the dispatcher and the delivery personnel were quite nice and the food arrived about half an hour earlier than the expected delivery time. And since they have a relatively lower minimum purchase requirement for the delivery, I’m definitely sticking with FOODIE.PH
Ristras Mexican Grill
Unit 106 J. Abad Santos Cor. Lopez Jaena, San Juan City
G/F, Fairways Tower, 5th Avenue Cor. Mckinley Road, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
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