I never was a veggie person. But the girl I was about to date wanted to have great salad. What do I know about salads?! So, I sent some text messages to friends who're health conscious and have tried different restos. 9 out of 10 who replied said to try Pho Hoa's Pomelo Shrimp salad. We went for lunch one Saturday morning and found the place with a little difficulty. Thanks to the friendly concierge staff.
I came 5 minutes early and sat on one of their comfy chairs. My date arrived and we ordered our meal. The waiters were a little rowdy and plates were handled unceremoniously. So I really didn't like it. Their service is not that exemplary either. But the place and ambiance is great!
The salad servings were excellent for a big boy like me (no wonder the price is at Php200 per plate). It's going to make me full even if it's just a salad! I must say, this Pomelo Shrimp Salad is the best salad I've tasted in my entire life! It's worth every centavo!
If you're a salad lover, this is worthy of recommendation.
We don't dine here offen because some of my family members is doesn't want to eat spicy food. Because of the name, they thought that all the food here are spicy. Anyway, I treat them here during my birthday.
Food: Food was so yummy. We ordered chicken crispers (the cheapest chicken in their menu). This is really value for your money because its so yummy and price is cheap. "Sulit na sulit! ". I ordred for Country Fried-chicken. This is the best! the sauce on top of the chicken taste so good.
What I don't like with their food is the fries. Fries of Friday's is taste better. Their fries is just like an ordinary french fries. Their mashed potato is a must try. It's one of the best mashed potato I ever tasted.
Service: Service is okay. Though it took a long before it was served.
Ambiance: Ambiance is good.
Value: Price is a bit high, but it's really worth it.
I really like the brocolli creamy soup here. it's a healthy soup with delectable taste. It's just that the place cannot accomodate numerous customers. There a lot of unique recipes thst must be tried. i am planning to go back again.
+1 for the pumpkin & carrot soup, we usually request them to split 1 order into 2 bowls, so 1 order is good for 2 =) food is great but the portions are small and a bit pricey. service & ambiance are good. there's a valet parking so parking is not a problem, & one good thing on their valet parking service is they attach a lock on the steering wheel for added security. overall, i classify this resto for special occasions only.
food is ok... a major drawback is there's an extra charge for extra sauce. as if the sauce that comes with your order is enough... we ordered the oriental chicken salad, there's an heaping plate of salad (mmmm... that's good) but it comes with a small shot glass of dressing (d'oh!). sayang, the salad is good pa naman... & another thing, the servers are kinda lazy in refilling the drinks.
This little coffee shop is no Starbucks, but that's okay. It never aspired to be one in the first place. But what I like about it is that it is Asian in its presentation of coffee. The kopi bun on its own is not much to rave about but the magic happens when you dip it in the coffee! It is better than having donuts with your coffee. This reminds of the pan de sal that was popular in the past. It had a crust almost as hard as eggshell but when cracked open, the inside is soft and sweet with the aroma of milk. Old timers used to dip this in their coffee. Sad to say, I rarely see this pan de sal. The kopi bun reminds of this practice, which is very Filipino. The Americans have their coffee with donuts. The Europeans have their coffee with brioche. We Asians have our coffee with Kopi buns/pan de sal. By the way, don't try dipping the kopi bun with instant coffee, it seems to work only with brewed coffee sweetened with condensed milk.
Uni is always served fresh and not frozen with generous proportions. Its a great value for you money especially if you're into Japanese...friends who aren't that keen on trying the more exciting entrees still have a lot of options with their rice dishes.
for wallet-friendly filling meals, this is the place to go... that is if you don't mind crowded food court setting...
it offers quite a wide array of sides to go with the grilled chicken... asian pasta is my fave...
i just hope they do something about their serving sizes... i notice that servings are sometimes small or big depending on who is serving you...
i dined here a couple of times... im impressed by their pesto pasta variations.. i'd recommend the pesto w/ hungarian sausage... price is quite ok for the serving size... and pesto is delicious... nutty flavor and all...
one comment though, i hope they'd add more meat dishes to their menu... i can't seem to find something like buffalo wings (just like don hen) to go with my pasta... oh and also, i agree that some improvement should be made on service...
overall, it's worth a try... (better go on off-peak hours)
i certainly don't understand why people are raving about this place!
i don't mind the ambiance, as long as the food is good.... the price is not that cheap also... i mean if you compare it to other similar restos, you can get much more...
food is just so-so and i agree that they shouldn't claim that they're an "italian" resto, coz their food tastes nothing like authentic italian
there's valet parking... gelato is good, but pricey for a small scoop
i love love the chicago white deep dish pizza... for 170+ bucks a slice, i think it's well worth it... its got lots of fillings... last time i dined there, i just tried asking the cashier if i can have some sauce on top of the pizza, she obliged right away...
i also like the spinach lasagna... baked ziti is good, but ii think it's quite pricey (half order is almost 100 bucks) coz it's just ziti and cheese sauce, no meat whatsoever...
Just had lunch there with my wife last week, we had the local porterhouse and ribs, the steak was unexpectedly tender and the portion was not bad, cant say the same for ribs, the glazing was too sweet and meat was a bit dry, the meat to bone ration was not satisfying. We also had potato skins as appetizers, the sour cream dip was delightful especially with a dash habañero sauce.
a small very cozy place for meals n sweet things. i've eaten here several times and often with a group. which gave me the opportunity to take a bite out of other dishes. the food is actually good, although the portions may leave someone with a healthier appetite wanting for more. but, after several visits, i had the weird feeling that most of the dishes taste too much the same or is it perhaps i ate there too often. the sans rival is good, so are the cakes. this is the kind of place that you'd go to for dessert or coffee. i recommend the pastries over the meals.