Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pino Resto Bar

Great food, amazing environment and incredible service are keys to a successful restaurant business. These are the same reason why people love dining in Pino Resto Bar. Starting their business in Quezon City, they  expanded their presence in Makati to cater more food lovers who just can't resist what they offer.

Pino Resto Bar is a place where you simply love to go back over and over and, do an unpaid advertising by letting your friends know about it.


THE PLACE

Pino Resto Bar gives that homey feel. It's one of those many places that you will fall instantly in love with the moment you step in. It has that eclectic interior. It's like a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean interiors maybe because of the wood and the bricks.

Soft incandescent glow filled the entire room making it perfect for a lovely evening date.







THE MENU

What's so great about the resto is they offer familiar Filipino dishes. However, they are cooked and served differently that will wow and surprise your taste buds. It's like Filipino fare with a twist.

The restaurant is vegetarian-friendly too. They offer Pipino Vegetarian menu that could earn two thumbs up from veggie lovers.


Crispy Hito with Ensaladang Talong
Bagnet
Kare-kare and bagoong rice
Tablea Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake


THE PRICE

The food justifies the price.  With the quality of food and the environment, nobody leaves the place heavy-hearted.

Your P400-500 budget would let you enjoy a sumptuous meal that consist of the main course, a drink and a delicious cake for dessert.



Pino Resto Bar
  • 39 Malingap, Teachers Village, QC 4411773
  • 38 Jupiter, Bel-Air, Makati 550-1781
Facebook page: Pino Resto Bar


Here are some mouth-watering photos I grabbed from Pino Resto Bar Facebook page:

Kare-Kareng Bagnet
Binusog na Pusit with Kesong Puti

Tofu Balls

Pipino Vegetarian Bestsellers


Watermelon steak
Stuffed Demi-Dried Tomatoes with Mushroom Salpicao
Portobello Inasal
Black Bean Burger





Thursday, April 4, 2013

Indian Cuisine: True Food, Boracay

Boracay is a paradise not only for beach bummers but for food lovers. It is one of those travel destinations in the Philippines where you get to enjoy the beach, the night life and get to feast on local and international dishes.

When I went there several weeks ago, I was surprised to see McDonald's and Yellow Cab. I was wondering if Jollibee has plans of putting up a store there too.

That's how vibrant tourism is in Boracay, it's enticing a lot of investors and restaurant owners to put there presence in this little island.

An Indian meal at True Food was one of my memorable dinner in Boracay. And my favorite too. It was my first time to try Indian cuisine and it won my heart. I love it.

THE PLACE

True food has that relaxing and intimate ambiance. The restaurant's lighting gives a warm glow to the place.  I believe the best time to visit this restaurant is during the evening because the lights makes it more adorable and romantic.

True Food is a two-storey resto. It has that tropical interiors. The dining tables are made of wood and the floor cushions are the seats. Basically, you have to do an Indian sit when dining here.

True Food, Boracay



FOOD

We ordered one garlic and a cheese-flavored naan. Naan is a flatbread made from white flour, salt, yeast and yoghurt. It is eaten by tearing a piece and then dipping or scooping some curry.

To add more carbo to our dinner, we had biryani rice. Wikipedia says the name is derived from the Persian word beryā(n) (بریان) which means "fried" or "roasted". It uses spices  and condiments that includes saffron,
ghee, nutmeg, mace, pepper, cloves, cardamom,cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint leaves, ginger, onions, and garlic.

We partnered our naan and biryani rice with chicken masala. This is a spicy chicken dish with masala sauce. We eat our naan by dipping into the thick masala sauce.

naan
Naan

Biryani rice
Biryani rice

Chicken massala, biryani and naan
Chicken massala, biryani and naan

BUDGET/PRICE

Dining out in a group makes eating a lot cheaper since you will be sharing everything including the bill. This meal for three cost each of us P400.  That is a reasonable price considering that we are already in Boracay where everything is relatively expensive.


If you are planning to go to Boracay, don't miss True Food in your dining itinerary.

True Food
Beachfront, Station 2, Boracay Island, 5608 Malay, Aklan
(036) 288 3142
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TruefoodBoracay


Some photos I grabbed from True Food's Facebook page: