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Food Reviews Manila's 2nd Anniversary Kulinarya Kitchen Giveaway

Food Reviews Manila's 2nd Anniversary Kulinarya Kitchen Giveaway

Thursday, June 6, 2013

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A secret gem of a restaurant right in the middle of the Power Plant Mall.

Kulinarya Kitchen is one of my family's go-to places for special occasions or even for just plain satisfying our sporadic cravings for their delicious dishes. It's one of those restaurants where you will surely enjoy almost everything on the menu.

Most people aren't aware about it yet, albeit they are one of the mall's pioneers, having been in operation for about 13 years. But those in the know are pretty certain that this is one restaurant kept mum, yet very well-appreciated for the consistent high-quality food they serve. This precious little Makati secret, though, is slowly leaking out. With the rampant fervor for sharing secret food finds, Kulinarya Kitchen, is making its way through the different foodie circles, slowly and steadily. It's not for some hype nor is it some joint that's hip at the moment. As proven by the number of years it has been in service, Kulinarya Kitchen favors consistency and stability over a temporary spike in popularity.

Aside from both their classic and unique takes on different cuisines, I'd like to share with you some of their new dishes...

New KK soup and salad
Tomato Bisque (P150); Garlic Shrimps and Pancetta Salad (P225 solo; P420 sharing)

The Tomato Bisque is a rich, warm pottage of summer tomatoes that perfectly satisfies my cravings for something savory when I'm quite hungry.

If you want something light and refreshing, their Garlic Shrimps and Pancetta Salad is worth a try. The interplay of butter and garlic amid the mustard celery seed dressing and balsamic glaze makes for an interesting combination of flavors.

New KK appetizers
Hot Cheese and Chorizo Dip (P395); Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins (P595)

Pure indulgence can be described of these two appetizers. Bubbling mozzarella cheese with smoky chorizo dip is already darn good on its own, yet try it with pulled roast beef, and see if you don't close your eyes in ecstasy. Salsa is also available for dipping, but I do prefer to pair it with the beef.

One whole baked brie sits under a heap of caramelized walnuts and raisins. Such opulence! Infused with orange zest and drizzled with honey, I prefer to eat it on its own and ignore the crackers and apple slices on the side.

New KK pasta
Mushrooms and Ricotta Ravioli (P350); Wafu Steak Pasta (P250)

I have a penchant for raviolis, and this is no exception. Fresh mushroom ragout and ricotta cheese, what's not to love? I would have wanted more fillings in each piece; I simply couldn't get enough. And the sauce, ah the sauce, the truffle cream and brown butter combination is just utter bliss.

While I don't have a proclivity for sauceless pasta, whether it be oil-based or in this case, sauteed in garlic sesame soy reduction, I have to admit that its pairing with some tender Yakiniku style beef and shiitake mushrooms was a hit.

New KK Surf and Turf
Cheesy Potatoes (P95); Surf and Turf (P895)

The Surf and Turf is one of their Family Platters that already comes with 2 side dishes. Among them---mashed potatoes, french fries, parsley butter rice, mushroom risotto, sesame noodles, buttered corn and carrots, etc.---the Cheesy Potatoes was my favorite, while the risotto comes in a close second. Chunks of potatoes covered with melted cheese and topped with bacon bits; be careful not to sate yourself with too much of this before trying out its main dish partner.

A platter of fork-tender roast beef drenched with red wine sauce and baked shrimps thermidor casserole make up the Surf and Turf. Think super soft meat that almost melts in your mouth, followed by such a robust, savory flavor of casserole, its rich cream just clinging to your palate, and you don't want to ever let go. Alternating between the two, it's hard to decide which I like better. Both are just so good!

New KK desserts
Orange and Thyme Panna Cotta (P120); French Apple Tart (P175)

Another version of their popular Buco Pandan Panna Cotta, the orange and thyme tandem brings a sweet yet zesty taste on top of their creamy panna cotta.

The French Apple Tart easily makes it to my favorite dessert list simply because it isn't cloying at all in spite of the abundant salted caramel sauce occupying half of the dish. Or maybe it is the vanilla ice cream who stops it from being sickeningly saccharine. Whichever it is, I would love to order this dish again and again.

Kulinarya Kitchen
Spot: P1 Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Contact Nos.: 898.1738 or 898.1864
Website: kulinaryakitchen.com
Facebook: facebook.com/KulinaryaKitchen



To celebrate FRM's 2nd Anniversary, Kulinarya Kitchen has magnanimously sponsored a giveaway for FRM's readers and followers!

Prizes:
  • FIVE (5) winners of a Php 500 Gift Certificate from Kulinarya Kitchen valid until October 9, 2013
Mechanics:
  • Anyone who lives in the Philippines is eligible to join; however, the prizes are only redeemable at Kulinarya Kitchen's Makati City branch.
  • Contest runs from June 6, 2013 until July 5, 2013.
  • You must have a valid and active Facebook and Twitter accounts to join.
  • Please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.
  • There are 7 very simple mandatory tasks you have to complete in order to qualify for the draw, but there are also optional tasks that you can do in order to increase your chances of winning.
  • Please follow instructions (put the correct message, tag the sponsors in the message, submit direct links, tag your friends,etc) for your entry to count.
  • Make sure that your Facebook shared posts are set to "Public" (the posting option is beside the time/date of your post, just set it to the globe icon), and your Twitter account is not protected/locked, otherwise I might not be able to view them, and your entry will not be counted.
  • The winners will be announced on this website on July 9, 2013.
  • Winners will also be notified via email and must be willing to pick up the GC at Kulinarya Kitchen's branch in Rockwell, Makati City. Please present a valid ID when claiming your GC.
  • The gift certificates are valid until October 9, 2013.

Good luck! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And the winners are...

Emilie Canapi Prades Udasco
Sherry Ann Gole Cruz
Theresa Cruz-Escaros
Helen Gatbonton
Cess Joy Barsaga

Congratulations to the five winners! I'll be in touch with you soon for details on how to claim your prizes.

Thank you very much to Kulinarya Kitchen for again being a part of FRM's anniversary celebration! :)
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53 comments:

Jhay Ramones said...

NO, i want to try first the SURF and TURF when i win a GC.

complete name: Rhozallino Chua Ramones
and email address: senomarj@gmail.com

Abigail said...

No. Have'nt eaten there yet. i like to try the Wafu Steak pasta.
Abigail Sy
gaylesy38@yahoo.com

Cel Mendiola said...

I haven't tried at Kulinarya yet but I want to taste them all especially the Baked Bries with Walnuts and Raisin and also the Garlic Shrimps and Pancetta Salad
Maricel Fajardo
m_mendiola08@yahoo.com

Theresa Cruz-Escaros said...

Haven't dined there yet but would love to try the Hot Cheese and Chorizo Dip.
Theresa Cruz-Escaros
drterecruz@yahoo.com

Marizza Domingo said...

I'd love to try the Surf and Turf dish. :)


Name: Marizza Domingo
Email: modomingo@yahoo.com


Thank you! :)

Robert Jonathan Chan said...

Have not eaten there yet and would like to try the surf and turf
Robert Jonathan Chan
robertjonathanchan88@yahoo.com

sherry ann gole cruz said...

i havent tried it but i would like to try Garlic Shrimps and Pancetta Salad,
sherry ann gole cruz
khryza1022@yahoo.com

Cess Joy Barsaga said...

Haven't tried but I'd love to try the Hot Cheese and Chorizo Dip and Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins! :)
Cess Joy Barsaga
gppb247@yahoo.com

helen gatbonton said...

i havent tried it but i would like to try the pancetta salad and chorizo dip.
helen gatbonton
helen_17gatbonton@yahoo.com.ph

marge888 said...

yes I have tried their Italian Roast Chicken
Margaret Chan
compromise88@yahoo.com

Anna Ayao said...

Wafu Steak Pasta

Anna Ayao
jhaypheeannaisha@gmail.com

Amberry Heavenly said...

I love to try Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins.

Julieanne Francis U. Abayan
fujickoann5@yahoo.com

Kimberly Camille Tiu said...

I've tried their Carbonara and its delish!


Kimberly Camille Tiu
purple_kimy37@yahoo.com

flynster said...

I've been meaning to eat there but had not had the chance yet and I'm dying to try the Baked Brie. I'm also curious with the Wafu steak pasta.

Carolyn Santos (iFlip Over)
ebaycarol@gmail.com

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Jim Marlon Macaraeg said...

I would love to try their Wafu Steak Pasta


Jim Marlon A. Macaraeg
cyber18sg@yahoo.com

Rolly Nunez said...

I would like to try Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins!

Rolly Nunez

rolly.nunez@yahoo.com

Lovely Joy V. Merced said...

I haven't been there yet but i definitely would love to give Mushrooms and Ricotta Ravioli a shot! Looks inviting!

Lovely Joy Merced
bundlesofjoy@rocketmail.com

frej said...

i haven't try them yet but if i won i want to taste first the mushrooms and ricotta ravioli, its look like mouth watering. So I hope i could win and taste them at once.

jenny vecina said...

I haven't been there yet but i definitely would love to taste baked brie and cheesy potato

jenny vecina

jennyvecina26@yahoo.com

belinda b. ibanez said...

No, haven't been there, but would love to try their Wafu Steak pasta and their salad.

Nicole Ann Valladolid said...

I haven't been there but I would love to try Garlic Shrimps and Pancetta Salad, Hot Cheese and Chorizo Dip, Cheesy Potatoes, Orange and Thyme Panna Cotta and French Apple Tart when I won the GC. They look so yummy :)

Name: Nicole Ann Valladolid
E-mail Address: nicole_ann0518@yahoo.com

Noemi P. Quines said...

I haven't been there but I would love to try Wafu Steak Pasta, Cheesy Potatoes and Orange and Thyme Panna Cotta



Noemi P. Quines
ncplaza77@yahoo.com

Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales said...

Haven't been there, but I would like to try the Wafu Steak Pasta - looks Yummy!

Rachelle Therese F. Gonzales
dimplesgon@yahoo.com

NinaMercado said...

I haven't tried it yet but I really want to try the Wafu Steak Pasta :> <3


Nina Mercado
mninamerc@yahoo.com

The Food Scout said...

Baked Brie looks so good!! I need to try it :)

Guia Obsum said...

It's sooo good, Jill. You have to try it! :)

Francis Falucho said...

I like to try GRILLED RIBEYE STEAK & CHILLED PRAWN SALAD

Francis Falucho
cloudz_strife08@yahoo.com.ph

Jaziel Oliveros said...

Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins!

Jaziel Oliveros

jaziel.oliveros@yahoo.com

marlene said...

I haven't been there but I would love to try the Surf and Turf and
Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins

Marlene R. Yanga

marlenerivera31@yahoo.com

Lawrence Tseng said...

Surf and Turf!
lawrence tseng
tseng.lawrence@gmail.com

Ma Gerllie Espinar said...

I wanna try Wafu Steak Pasta

Ma Gerlie Espinar

gerlie_1802@yahoo.com

Ikri Mercado said...

looks delicious! I want to try them all!!!!

Victor O. Mercado

wikiwikiwiki6666@gmail.com

Elie Udasco said...

Haven't tried yet! If I'll win the GC, I want to try the Surf and Turf!. i'm so hoping! ;)


Emilie P. Udasco
eliecious@rocketmail.com

Raven Mcgyver Gan said...

Wanna try French Apple Tart
Raven Mcgyver Gan
ravenmcgyvergan@gmail.com

Karenkeng said...

Baked Brie with Walnuts and Raisins

Jan Karen Ku
jan.karen.ku(at)gmail.com

Jackal Frazor said...

I haven't tried but If I will be a winner I want to try the Wafu Steak Pasta.



Emmanuel Leal
jackfrazor@gmail.com

Charlene Clara Dominguez said...

I would love to try their Surf and Turf! It looks so delicious!

Charlene Clara Dominguez
chin_1003@yahoo.com

Pau-pau Alagao said...

I want to try the Wafu Steak Pasta! :)

Paula Romana Alagao

whitsplash14@yahoo.com

Sarah Angela Malory Peralta said...

Haven't tried but would like to try Surf and Turf. :)
Sarah Angela Malory A. Peralta
sam18_rain@yahoo.com

Nicole de Dios said...

Haven't tried - but would like to try the baked brie and of course wafu steak pasta!

Antonella Nicole de Dios
nico_xxviii@yahoo.com

Jowell Jay Gadiana said...

Haven't tried but would like to try please!

Jowell Jay Gadiana
jowelljaygadiana@gmail.com

Julie Gonzales said...

I would like to try Baked Brie with Walnuts

Julie Gonzales

juliegper@yahoo.com

Jaff Gabriel said...

Never been there yet and I guess, The SURF AND TURF is an awesome dish! Please lemme try it. :)


Juan Rafaell Gabriel
super.jaff@yahoo.com

Kany Vic Perez said...

i havent tried. But I want to taste wafu steak pasta

Kany Vic Perez

alex246813@yahoo.com

Zarah Loteria said...

I would love to try the Surf and Turf!



Zarah Fretzie C. Loteria
zarkskipot@yahoo.com

Zyra Anne said...

I havent gone to kulinarya, but i want to eat Surf and Turf

Zyra Anne Perez
generalwakawa1@yahoo.com

Perlin Evangelio Bon said...

I would love to try the wafu steak pasta

Perin E. Bon

lexillan@yahoo.com

Ana Darato said...

I Want to try cheesy potato and surf and turf
anadarato@yahoo.com

Amberry Heavenly said...

congrats winners!

sherry ann gole cruz said...

thank you so much :)

Elie Udasco said...

Thank you so much. First time to win GC!. ^_^

helen gatbonton said...

thanks you so much

helen gatbonton said...

thank you so much

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