It's a given that from the numerous restaurants I've tried, I have tasted a lot of really scrumptious victuals. It's also good to note that there are even some restaurants, though quite rare, which serve a copious amount of delectable food on their menu, that it's hard to pinpoint for which dish exactly are they known for.
This list comprises the particular viands that not only do I think are good, but something that makes me crave for it on some days, and salivate while thinking about it. If I were to just list down everything that I loved, I'm afraid this would be more of a novel instead of a blog post; my list is already far too long as it is, hence the need to divide it into two parts. So, without further ado, let me escort you down my 2012 gustatory memory lane...
Crispy Dinuguan from Kanin Club
Chicharon Bulaklak from LZM Restaurant. Go try their Boneless Bangus and Pinakbet, too!
US Bone-In Prime Rib Roast from Circles Event Cafe
Seafood Salad Maki from Kulinarya Kitchen. This is one of those aforementioned restaurants where just about everything tastes good. From salads such as the Harvest Salad (see cover photo) and Crab and Mango Salad to mains like Grilled Steak with Truffle Butter and Beef Salpicao (see cover photo), and all the way to desserts like their Red Velvet and Choco Lava Cake, you'll definitely be back just so you can get your hands on more of their dishes.
Salpicado from Napa Restaurant and Bar
Premium Boneless Short Ribs from Bulgogi Brothers. Nicely paired with Bulgogi Bibimbap.
USDA Porterhouse from Hai Chix and Steaks
Maryland-Style Crab Cakes from Village Tavern
Grilled Chicken Spinach and Mixed Greens also from Village Tavern
Brunch dishes from The Cake Club. Clockwise from Top Left: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes, Stuffed French Toast, Pan Fried Foie Gras, Mediterranean Eggs.
Kurobuta Pork Set from Yabu
Cerveseria's eponymous Paella
Pokipoki Gratin from Chef Tatung
More unforgettable dishes on my next post...