Elias (UG/F Robinsons Magnolia)

PhotoGrid_1372860738997Date visited: June 2013

What we ordered:

Sisig Linares (Pork Sisig), Carlota (Squid Fillet sautéed in Garlic Oyster Sauce with Chilis), Dona Victorina (Sautéed Prawns in Crab Fat) and Espana (Ginataang Manok at Gulay with Tanglad)

 

Taste = 4.5/5

–          With names like Espana, Carlota, Linares and Dona Victorina, we expected the food to be extra special. We weren’t disappointed with the taste of most of the dishes. The sisig was very good. It was very meaty with lots of onion and a salty-sweet sauce. The taste of the squid dish was not that good since it tasted bland and the meat was on the tough side. The prawns were delightful. The crab fat sauce was creamy and went very well with the prawn. The chicken dish was what surprised me the most. I am not really a fan of coconut milk-based dishes but this dish tasted very good. The coconut milk was not overpowering and served as a very good base for the lemon grass and chicken. This is probably the dish that will make me come back to this restaurant. I hope they don’t change the recipe.

 

Service = 4/5

–          The place was almost full but we still received decent service although it took some amount of effort just to call their attention sometimes.

 

Ambience = 4.5/5

–          The atmosphere felt very Filipino. The ornaments and decorations made the customers know they were eating premium Filipino food. The problem with the restaurant was that the spaces between tables were very small.

 

Value for money = 3.5/5

–          The prices were very expensive. I understand that the quality and taste of the dishes were above average but the serving sizes were not. In addition, the space between tables needs to be increased. Improvement of the service wouldn’t hurt also.

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