RECIPES by CAFÉ METRO: My Family’s Comfort Food

I’ve been in a hiatus for a couple of days in food blogging, but my tummy hasn’t!  I guess I’m just too busy looking for the awesomeeeest food in town (or I’m just simply busy?). Well enough with the talking and more with the food.

Last cold and rainy Sunday, my family and I celebrated my Grandma’s birthday at Recipes. I’m really so glad that Ayala Terraces is just a few minutes away from my home, and that they have good restos there. Recipes is one of those Filipino restos my family loves, because they serve authentic Pinoy dishes and has an affordable price range.

Normally during peak hours on weekends (especially holidays and occasions), it’s really hard to have a seat at Recipes, so we went there past 1 and had late lunch. I don’t know if it’s because of the strong rain or it was off-peak hours, but there were really a lot of empty tables. But good for us because they served the food fast!

Kare-Kare with Ox Tail & Tripe (PHP368)

Kare-Kare with Ox Tail & Tripe (PHP368)

We ordered their best sellers and my family’s favorites. Kare-Kare, a Filipino delicacy made out of peanut sauce, beef and vegtables is one of my family’s favorite Filipino dish. And Recipes’ version did not disappoint. I love their version because it has a generous serving of beef and the sauce was just perfect (no need for bagoong).

General's Chicken (PHP225)

General’s Chicken (PHP225)

We also ordered General’s Chicken (my personal favourite). General’s Chicken is basically chicken pops fried to crisp and served in sweet-salty secret sauce with eggplants on the side.

Crispy Tilapia (PHP225)

Crispy Tilapia (PHP225)

Their Crispy Tilapia is also yummy, super crispy paired with their sweet-sour toyo sauce. We tried their version of Laing, and it was great.

Laing with Gata (PHP138)

Laing with Gata (PHP138)

It had generous serving of gata and it’s quite sweet as well (I don’t recommend this though for those who like their laing with a kick of spice).

Lechon Kawali with Kangkong (PHP225)

Lechon Kawali with Kangkong (PHP225)

It was also our first time to try their Lechon Kawali with Kangkong; well personally I’m not a fan since I find it a bit bland. But my brother enjoyed it nevertheless.

My family is a sucker for Pinoy restos. We love our food sweet, hot and heavy. And we also like to pair dishes with rice. So if you’re looking for a place to have a Sunday dine-in with your family or have your foreign friends taste authentic Filipino dishes, I recommend Recipes.

PS. If you’re planning to visit Recipes, be prepared to line up for a while during peak hours. But rest assured, the wait is worth it!


A’s rating:
Food: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Service: 9/10




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