COMFORT FOOD — that for me, most often than not, directly translates to succulent pieces of meat, fatty bits – the sinful stuff. Recently we tried this meek restaurant at Il Terrazzo Mall, Tomas Morato. A place that’s called Grandmomma’s Kitchen where they serve some palatable comfort food that’s very simple, all in a laid back, casual dining setup.
This is their Roast Beef — sinful, succulent pieces of meat with the fatty bits melting in your mouth served with a rich mushroom gravy that compliments the flavor packed meat pieces. Simple, slow cooked goodness with every bite.
Something very simple for starters, their Potato Croquette.
The croquette had a crispy outer layer, a bit flaky, then you hit the center and the cheese stuffed tender potato bits oozes out, then you have the alfalfa sprouts to give that really faint hint of crunch to the bite. The dip had this nice tart flavor giving a nice balance to the flavors.
They also serve all-day breakfast meals so I got some of that too. First was a perfect breakfast pizza, good food made from simple flavors loaded with some of my favorite breakfast treats; bacon and egg.
An awesome breakfast pizza, a bed of cheese topped with bacon and some runny sunny side up eggs then there’s the spinach pieces too, all in a thin crust pizza. I loved their light, thin crust pizza then I hit the toppings and I got this creamy medley of varying flavors. With the cheese complimenting the golden yolk-y goodness of the eggs, then there’s the bacon pieces giving this spike of savory flavor with its crispy cured meat glory, it’s really good, a must-try.
For their Country Sausage, Biscuits, and Egg, I was expecting more of a smoked or spiced flavor from the sausage but when I bite inyo it I got this really cheesy and meaty flavor which was also good but it’s not definitely what I expected it to be. And of course you can’t go wrong with bacon and eggs, the biscuits was served with some sweet marmalade and honey that gives the dish a nice tinge of sweetness and a good contrast in flavor.
Succulent pieces of meat that’s packed with amazing flavors. Took a bite and I love how the edges had a faint hint of crunch to the bite then you hit the fatty bits with its slow cooked, melt-in-your-mouth glory, then the lean, meaty bits – it’s just wonderful. I got to enjoy all its slow roasted sinful goodness with every bite, then I hit it with the mushroom gravy and it just take things up a notch with its rich umami goodness highlighting the flavor of the meat quite well. Another must-try.
Rich crab fat pasta sauce base complimented with nice notes of garlic, a little bit of lemon binds all those flavors together and cuts out some of the richness of the crab fat. I was so focused on the rich, sinful goodness of the pasta that I finished the whole thing before I finally tried the chicken. For 80 pesos this is actually a treat, a quarter of their roasted chicken that’s packed with flavor; there’s no need for gravy, any kind of sauce and whatnot. I got the slightest hint of spice from the meat which I really liked and it definitely left me wanting for more.
For desserts I tried their Aunt Betty’s Caramel Cake and Key Lime Pie.
Moist chiffon cake with swirls of caramel and a nice coat of sweet butter-cream icing. This could use some more swirls of caramel to have that nice, solid caramel flavor with every bite.
Their Key Lime Pie was really nice, it had the right amount of tartness and the graham base wasn’t too sweet so it’s not cloying. Took a bite and I love it’s bright flavors; tartness that’s just right and it’s very refreshing as well.
The place is homey with a lot of nice woodworks on the walls and the ceilings with some nice art pieces, it gives a warm, welcoming feel to the restaurant.
VERDICT: Grandmomma’s Kitchen serves some really fine comfort food with some very reasonable prices, I really liked their roast beef and that crab fat pasta with roasted chicken. I’d definitely go back here and try some other stuff. Service was good and I like the look and feel of the place.
VALUE FOR MONEY: Food that’s reasonably priced and good for sharing, good value for money.
Grandmomma’s Kitchen, Il Terrazzo Mall
G/F Il Terrazzo Bldg.,
305 Tomas Morato cor. Scout Madrinan
Quezon City, Philippines
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