Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kiss the Cook @ Maginhawa

A couple of weekends ago, my friends and I embarked on an adventure, which was of course focused on food. We decided to get out of our little comfort zone called Eastwood and go back to our roots - the UP area. Our target was this cafe called "Van Gogh is Bipolar" - how can you not want to try out a place with a name like that?

Unfortunately, we weren't able to find it easily, and we ended up at a cozy restaurant called "Kiss the Cook".
Located at 59 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City, the restaurant has a very welcoming look to it. They have this tiny kitschy boutique at a corner inside. As I said, though, food was the main thing that night, and for that reason, the boutique didn't get much attention.
The interior was very comfy - and so was the seating, with lots of pillows!
The menu looked interesting, with the prices being very reasonable.
I highly recommend the French Onion Soup - which you can easily find in other places, but Kiss the Cook's version is the best in its price range.
That thick layer of cheese on top - mmmm!

This Kesong Puti Fondue is to die for and can feed several people!

The dish on the left is Tabouleh Salad with Shrimp - very good except that the chef seemed to have gone overboard with the vinaigrette. The dish on the right is Spaghetti Bolognese, which did not really impress.
I'd say it was a satisfactory experience, and I would go back if only for the French Onion Soup and to try other dishes. Next time, I'd probably check out the boutique.







2 comments:

  1. Ever tried Lipa Lomi yet? I don't know if you'd like the local taste, but come visit us here and I'll show you the best places to find lomi in lipa :)

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  2. No, I don't think I've ever tried that. Sige one of these days! I do know that Barako and bulalo rock!

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