Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Recipes Greenbelt by Cafe Metro

"Recipes by Cafe Metro provided a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of otherwise frantic Makati City lunchtime. Despite its sandwiched location in the heart of the 2nd floor strip of Greenbelt 3 restaurants, its relatively austere interiors and stone walls provide a change from the sensory overload of its more celebrated neighbors.

This was the first time the Makati Brunch Club ate as a complete group (Lean, Leigh, Tina, Idjea, and myself). Lean led the ordering of three entrees that we shared:
gising-gising, which is a lightly spiced vegetable melange in coconut milk; deliciously crisp deepfried milkfish, and general chicken, which is sweet and sour chicken with eggplant. The unique flavors mixed well together, and it was a memorable selection.

I feel the only negative side, unfortunately, was pricing: we spent around P180 each, and the portions we got simply weren't worth the P180, which could fetch a completely filling meal at other Greenbelt restaurants. Will I return? Certainly, but with portion sizes as they are, sharing seems an illogical choice." - Ganns

Recipes by Cafe Metro is one restaurant close to my heart. Not only am I a "suki", but I also ended up bringing friends and family there for the first time. Kind of a hostess, as you may say.
Their gising-gising, a take on Bicol Express, is simply to die for. A must-have on every visit. I can never seem to get enough of it. Every bite is like tasting it for the first time.

It's partner in crime is the Crispy Tilapia. Homestyle cooking, comfort at its best. Who would have thought that this ever reliable fish can take a different form...hehe - Lean

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