Last week, Papa N and I were invited to attend the GRILLA FOOD CUISINE TASTING EVENT. Super excited kami ni Papa N. Hindi lang dahil may food involved, but FILIPINO FOOD at that! May mas sasarap pa ba sa pagkaing Pinoy???
Nanggaling na kami ni D sa Grilla, Rockwell before pero kapansin-pansin ang “new look” nito ngayon. And that’s only from the outside.
Pagpasok, the interiors were tastefully redesigned. This is in line with Grilla’s rebranding from just being one of the more popular “inuman” places to becoming a one-stop-taste-the-entire-Philippines restaurant, catering to families and balik-bayans as well.
But of course, the late-night drinking crowd is still most welcome at Grilla. In fact, they have asked Chef Mike to concoct a unique but yummy array of cocktails using the following:
Calamansi Basil Liqueur
Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Liqueur
Dapat shot glass lang ang gagamitin.
Pero sa sarap niya, baso na ang ginamit ko.
We were all welcomed by the owners of Grilla, Mr. and Mrs. Chito and Lizzie Guerrero. They started Grilla in 1998 with its first branch in Antipolo City. In celebration of their 16th year in the business, they’ve decided to add exciting new Filipino dishes to their menu.
And they’ve asked renowned Cheff Redd Agustin to do this. According to Chef Redd, the new dishes were inpired by his travels throughout the various regions of our country. Mula Luzon (Ilocos, Bataan, Quezon, etc.), Visayas (Cebu, Bacolod, etc.) hanggang Mindanao, lahat ng pinakakilalang dishes doon, nilagyan niya ng twist to make it “Tatak Grilla”.
Ms. Trixie, me and Chef Redd
Chef Redd and Papa N (close!)
For starters, we had the Pork BBQ & Salted Egg Triangles (P185). Ang sarap nito, pramis!
Healthy but tasty Tofu and Sigarilyas Sisig (P145)
Chicharong Cebu (P160)
Starters pa lang yun! Next we had my personal favorite, Inihaw na Manok na Sinampalukan (P225). Halata naman diba?
Medyo nagtitinginan na kami ni Papa N by this time. Tinginan pa lang, alam na namin kung ano ang iniisip ng bawat isa…”Gusto ko ng rice!!!” But the delicious dishes continued coming in…
Ilocos Dinuydoy (P135) – Mashed squash and ampalaya with Bagnet — a traditional Ilocano dish.
Beef Kansi (P345)
Lechon Liempo ala Cebu (P850/kilo)
Inadobong Tilapia sa Gata at Sili (P225)
Hindi na kami nakatiis, humingi na talaga kami ng RICE!!! Kasalanan ang hindi mag-rice kung ganito kasasarap ang ulam mo! The people from Grilla were more than happy to oblige…buti na lang! 🙂
The star dish of the night was the Grill-a-Palayok (P695)!!! Composed of Maya maya, Mussels, Shrimps, Clams, Thinly Sliced Beef and Pork Shortplate cooked over very hot stones and served with Pork-Lemongrass Broth, Sinamak, Grilled Eggplant and Nilasing na Mangga. Malalasing ka talaga sa sarap!
And for dessert…
Halo Halo Spring Rolls (135)
Haaaay…B.U.S.O.G.!!! Kung may mga balikbayan kayong darating, I strongly recommend you bring them to Grilla. One stop lang, you and your visitors can experience and taste the entire Philippine archipelago!
My fellow bloggers and I were super happy. After the food tasting, Grilla’s Marketing Manager, Mr. Ace Azarraga, organized a game for us. QUIZ BEE. One table, one team. We were asked to come up with a name for our team/table at siyempre, ang naisip namin ay…TEAM RICE PLEASE!
Thank you, Grilla! Promise, magde-date ulit kami dyan ni Papa N. 🙂
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