Rub Ribs and BBQ (64 Scout Rallos, Quezon City)

Date visited: August 2013

What we ordered:

Raki’s BBQ Ribs and Rub Beef

Taste = 5/5

–          If you want to eat delicious ribs fast, this is the place to go. When Lyn and I went here, we were very hungry. This was the best time to assess their food and we were very impressed. Not only were the dishes served quickly, they tasted very good. I was a little confused when there were no knives on the table but when I tried to separate the meat from the bone, it came off very easily and cleanly. No meat was left on the bone just by using a fork. The taste was sweet with a little tanginess and a bit of a peppery taste and it was just perfectly seasoned that it really didn’t need a sauce. The Sprice was a very good compliment to the meat – it was cooked spiced rice. Lyn’s beef dish was equally delicious. The meat was very tender and the sauce had a very good garlicky taste to it and was on the salty side. At first, we were sceptical on the combination of beef and toasted bread but when we combined them with the sauce, they were perfect for each other. Very yummy.

Service = 5/5

–          The servers and cooks looked like they were having a good time preparing the dishes. Maybe that was why the dishes tasted very good and were served fast.

Ambience = 3.5/5

–          The place was clean and well-maintained but it was very cramped inside especially when it was full.

Value for money = 5/5

–          They priced their dishes very well. The high quality, superior taste and large serving sizes of their food were reflected very fairly on their prices.

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Tender Bob’s (Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan)

Tender Bob'sDate visited: May 2013

What we ate:

Rib-eye Steak with Jave rice and Sea Burger

 

Taste = 4/5

–          The steak was great as expected. Whenever we want good steak at a reasonable price in Greenhills, we go to Tender Bob’s. Both Lyn and I prefer our steaks medium-well because we don’t really want too much blood on our meat. The steak was tender in the middle part and a little bit tougher on the edges. I know it’s hard to cook meat evenly but the toughness on the edges were too obvious. The overall taste was nice. We could really taste good-quality beef and it really went well with the gravy. We experimented on the steak and barbecue sauces but we thought that it went best with the gravy. The sea burger was also nice. The fish tasted fresh and the crust was crunchy. The onion rings were huge and was great with ketchup.

 

Service = 3/5

–          The place was almost full but that doesn’t mean the customers will receive poor service. Since they placed that amount of chairs, they should be able to cater to full capacity.

 

Ambience = 4/5

–          The air-conditioned area was great for dining and chatting. Unfortunately, we were only able to sit on the al fresco area but good thing it was a cool night. The seats were soft and the dining area was clean and tidy but the tables (on the al fresco area) were a bit too close to the walkway of those just passing through.

 

Value for money = 4/5

–          The prices of their steaks and sea burger are reasonable considering the size and quality. I just hope they can improve their service.

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