5 girls and 5 growling tummies made The (original) Cookbook Kitchen experience filling and delicious for us.
The first time I tried Cookbook Kitchen in Eastwood years back, I couldn’t forget their Parmesan Crusted White Fish. So when we went to Cookbook Kitchen in Mandaluyong, we didn’t pass up the chance to have it again.
It was a bit difficult to find it since it was in a residential area. Good thing we had our human GPS with us, Leeann. hehe.
The ambiance here was different from that of Eastwood. It used to be a house which they transformed into a restaurant which explains that homey feel.
It was fun to hang out here as it offered a very relaxed atmosphere. It actually invited you to stay a little bit longer with the warm lights and the homey designs. You can also converse with each other without the fear of not being able to hear each other over background music.
Leeann recommended Pasta al Adobo which I found really yummy. Adobo is one of my favorite Filipino dishes so this one is a plus to me. However I couldn’t quite detect the adobo taste which I’ve grown up to or any familiar adobo taste for that matter. But what the heck, I enjoyed it all the same. 🙂
Gen’s steak was beefsteak seasoned in 8 herbs and spices. This was a good choice as well since the beef was really tender and easy to bite into. It was also flavourful and this one is the next best thing I won’t forget at Cookbook Kitchen.
For the built up anticipation, Parmesan Crusted White Fish wasn’t quite what I remembered it to be. Or probably because the preceding flavours took over. It was baked, still rich and succulent that as I scooped a piece of it, butter oozed out of it.
Most in their menu was delicious however with the Chicken slathered with sweet sesame mayo, I’m not so sure of. The sauce kind of had that tangy aftertaste in your mouth.
There’s nothing like Red Velvet cake to cap off the night. Red Velvet has been a flavor of the month for me (for more than 3 months now) and I was delighted to have tried their version of Red Velvet, Kittin’s Scarlet Cake. I enjoyed the cake topped with chocolate powder. The cake was moist and the cream cheese had the right mix of sourness and sweetness.
It was the last bite my tastebuds were craving for that night. 🙂
All servings were good for 1, but it’s best shared with your friends to get the best of all worlds 🙂
8 Socorro Fernandez St. Bagong Silang, Mandaluyong
1880-A Bldg., Eastwood City, QC.