22 Prime at Discovery Suites Ortigas – I had a lovely dinner here the other night, an indulgent meal that showcases their specialty dishes that they crafted specially for the upcoming holidays. Been hearing a lot of great things about this place from foodie friends and I’m very happy that I was able to try their food and other offerings last night. A fun night of good food and wine as well as bespoke cocktails by Enzo Lim.
A piece of USDA Angus Prime Ribeye served with a velvety purple potato puree and some green peppercorn sauce for that bit of zing. Fatty, and beautifully cooked with nice toasted bits on all the right places – a sure treat to us steak lovers.
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ALCHEMY BISTRO BAR – Stumbled upon this nice little restaurant in Poblacion, Makati and fell in love with the food – the chef that spearheads the kitchen is classically trained, from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, her training is evident with the dishes they serve in the restaurant mostly classic dishes prepared well and with gusto. The place serves fine food without being snooty and the hefty price tag and couple that with a laid back, fun place you’re in for a nice dining and drinking experience.
Surf and Turf Skewers of steak bite-sized pieces cooked nice medium rare yielding this tender meat along with shrimp pieces and a lovely cognac green peppercorn sauce. Laced in sauce, it gives it that nice depth of flavour – this is so simple but very good and tasty I wanted to eat it with rice or some starch / carb filler. Goes really well with the drinks that we got too. Continue reading Alchemy Bistro Bar in Poblacion, Makati
JOHNNY KAHUKU’S HAWAIIAN SHRIMP HOUSE – We had a fantastic feast for a lunch at this restaurant in Newport Mall of Resorts World Manila. Everything that we tried during the lunch was just fantastic it went above and beyond my expectations. Johnny Kahuku will also be opening their second branch in Eastwood Mall, Libis.
This is their Special Seafood Poke of seared blackened tuna, salmon sashimi, grilled squid, white shrimps and that awesome miso-shoyu dressing that coats everything and further titillates the palate. This is really, really good I’d gladly eat one serving and that’s coming from a guy that’s normally not a fan of seafood. Everything from the flavor combination to the play on texture to the quality of sashimi and other seafood components – just fantastic! Continue reading A Feast at Johnny Kahuku’s Hawaiian Shrimp House