Friday, October 7, 2016

Recipes by Cafe Metro

General's Chicken P 225

Gosh, I guess many foodies would say, "you've been hiding under a rock all these years!"

Recipes by Cafe Metro had been around since 2000.  I'm sure I've been to at least one of their many chains of restaurant on some malls by it's a shame why I can't remember an experience.

Anyhow, just last month, together with a couple friends based in the South and some newly met foodies, we had lunch at Recipes, which was way tucked in behind other establishments.  It's actually located outside the main mall of ATC, Alabang.

Regular mall-goers should know them, but if you're not from that area, it may be hard to find it.

This quaint location and space may not win you but I assure you, their menu is a jewel.

Each dish may be shared by two or three persons, or can be enjoyed by one.  With a minimum spend of P 300 per head.

As suggested by one of the ladies that were with us, we ordered their best-selling and famous General's Chicken.

Well, it didn't disappoint.  This bowl of fried chicken strips is laced with sweet and chili sauce which you can somehow compare to Bonchon's.  But the flavor is still beyond compare.  The addition of fried eggplants.  Make sure you order it with plain rice or General's fried rice.

Gising-gising P 190
 Hom-cooking goodness at it's finest here with all-time veggie fave, Gising gising but with coconut milk.  Sauteed ground pork and Baguio beans are doused with creamy coco milk.

Crispy Tilapia with Tamarind Sauce P 230
 Another interesting and guilt-free dish is the Crispy Tilapia with Tamarind Sauce.  Crisp-fried whole tilapia drizzled with sweet and tangy tamarind sauce.

Vegetable Kare-Kare P 175
Lastly, another vegetable dish worth-ordering here - Vegetable Kare-Kare.  Vegetarians are welcome to flock them with this dish.  Vegetables are not overcooked and the sauce to really die-for.  No fuss cooking!  Just simple blanched vegetables in the original Kare-kare dish placed on a mound of one of the best Kare-kare, peanut sauce that I have tasted!  No joke!  I wouldn't mind paying another bowl of this and I'm sure I won't tire having this everyday, if only there's one branch near me.

Would you believe all these were shared by six hungry people?  But with s few health-conscious ladies whom didn't have rice?  And we only paid less than P1300.  That's #SULIT!

All in all, the lunch was hefty, truly satisfying, which makes up for the simplicity of the place and being cramped.  We were surprised that the serving was fast and efficient, the staff were even patient in taking or group photos.  They are Filipino-Asian fare with no-fuss menu, just delish.

RECIPES by Cafe Metro

Address:  2nd FL, Alabang Town Center,
                Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Recipes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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