Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Roving Gourmand: Pilipinas Food Audit 1.1.1

In our quest to give our readers an overview of food eats within the Metro Manila area and the rest of the country that are reasonable in terms of price but also tasty, we are posting the results of what promise to be a series of periodic food audits.We are also encouraging our readers to send in entries as well (Price, comments on the food, location of the eating establishment and pictures).

What's Hot

Pancit Canton (PhP 81.00) with Black Gulaman (PhP 30.00) at Mushroomburger, Katipunan Avenue (right besides National Bookstore). This is an excellent meal that is tasty, with the right sauce, soft pancit noodles and succulent mushrooms with the black gulaman rounding off the slighly heavy taste of the Pancit Canton. Thumbs up!

 (Beef Red Curry)

(Shrimp Pad Thai)

Beef Red Curry (PhP 180.00) and Shrimp Pad Thai (PhP 180.00) at Som's Noodle House. 5921 Alger Street Poblacion, Makati City (Right outside Powerplant Mall, Rockwell and perpendicular to Kalayaan Avenue). These two dishes alone, with rice were enough to amply feed Diliman Diary writers Robby Robiso, Dolly Mose and Chanda Shahani. Authentic Thai cuisine is at stake here with special mention being made for the Spicy Beef Red Curry where one mouthful is so flavorful and can go a long way to satisfy one's palate. The Shrimp Pad Thai was also excellent, but milder tasting but the flat noodles with ground peanut and sauce were also yummy and filling.Thumbs up!

What's Not

(Lamb Gyros)

The Lamb Gyros (PhP 150.00) in Café Mediterranean in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City was  a sheer disappointment. The lamb was long, stringy and tasteless while the flat bread wrapped around it was damp and uninspiring. For the higher price, this was definitely a thumbs down.

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