Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Manila's Signature Dishes : Quattro

Behind all the hassles of the bustling Metro Manila, Manila is home to great culinary finds that astound the greatest chefs and food enthusiasts all over the world.  

Thus, we find ourselves here in Quattro to savor one of Manila's Signature Dishes.  As you may known through the years Quattro has been a hang out place for drinks and good pulutan (beer match treats), what most of Manila does not know is that they offer delicious food, that I would regard them as one of the most reputable restobars that offer great and delicious food.
First up, Quattro Frito...I was intrigued by this and have asked what could be the filling for this, "Taste and you shall see", as the manager Arnel has explained to me, that made me more intrigued and thus finally took a piece and gave it a good bite.  And WOW was I surprised as they infused Laing (a famous Bicol dish). I was smiling all over as this appetizer gave me a different kick and was out of the usual.  It tasted good, really good. I would definitely come back for this.
After that surprisingly good appetizer, they served their main course, Japanese Chicken Adobo.  The presentation was very simple and neat, with Japanese fried rice on the side then Chicken Teriyaki-styled boneless fillet of chicken cooked in their special sauce with a hint of chili.  The Japanese rice was cooked very well, as the most important thing for any Japanese fried rice was it had no burnt smell and that enough is good for me.  The Chicken Adobo fillet was also a treat as the skin was very surprisingly crispy as it really did not look like it, the taste was very appealing and chili complemented the sauce... one word, delicious!!
As for desert, Chef Ma-an made a different twist with regards to the Panna Cotta, and offered a selection of 3 flavors - Langka, Buko Pandan and Monggo with ube.  I loved the monggo and ube, just sweet enough for me.  Well, I guess that shows how old I am to be loving ube so much.... match it with the free wine from Casillero del Diablo to counter the sweetness.
It was definitely a food feast and one that I will be craving for, and definitely on my coming back again list.   Definitely worth the price whatever way you may see it.

Unilever Foodsolutions (UFS), being the preferred foodservice business partners among restaurateurs, felt the need to acknowledge notable restaurants who are developing Manila as a culinary city. They have partnered with select restaurants within the metropolis in coming up with signature dishes. UFS has synergized with these restaurants, both through dish development and promotion campaign for these signature dishes, in achieving one common goal: coming up with a different culinary experiences that provide value for money and culinary memories for diners.  
If you're a restaurateur (or an aspiring one) and in need of help in coming with your signature dish, call (02) 588-8855 or email at

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