I have been meaning to try this out ever since it opened. There really should be more restaurants that serve healthy dishes in this district. We are so used to those quick and fast served dishes that it does take a toll on one’s health. That’s why I’m so glad that these Filipino-inspired rice and salad bowls will have me turning green. 😛
I liked how the whole set-up of having this very open kitchen. You could see how they prepare the food. Ordering was very simple as they have a separate door for the entrance and exit. You just have to line up and say your order. They have pre-mixed bowls but you can opt to have it your way too. I opted to have a pre-mixed one as it was just my first time. There was a lot going on in the kitchen that time so I wasn’t assisted immediately. One of the servers was busy preparing the other customer’s orders so I patiently waited. During that time, I was the only other customer then. Another customer arrived, and I was surprised that this other server was about to assist them. I was about to correct her but the other server, who I was watching, called her colleague and assisted me instead. I told my order and paid for my dish at the cashier. When my order was ready for pick up, I was being asked again for the payment. Just to be on the clear, the cashier is different from the server here. Once they cleared up that I indeed paid, you could guess that I wasn’t satisfied with their service. It turned into a different kind of green, much like the shade of the Hulk. I’m not sure why their service or workstream wasn’t seamless when they have been open for almost half a year now. There weren’t a lot of diners then so why the confusion and lousy service? Good thing I had my order to go as I probably wouldn’t stay. But I was more forgiving that time, and concentrated on their food instead. I was hoping that it would be good for it would save my dining experience here.
The dish above is their take on the Chicken Inasal. This had their Berde Salad Mix, Red Rice, Malunggay Coconut Pumpkin Smash, Calamansi Red Onion Pickle, peanuts and green sauce. It may not look good on their take-out box but thank the heavens for this was good! I loved how the chicken was tender and had that distinct inasal taste. It blended well with the other components. It tasted good and fresh at the same time. My fave component was the Malunggay Coconut Pumpkin Smash.
Good thing that the food was good for it definitely saved the day. I read another review too that the service wasn’t good. I’m not sure if it was the timing but I do hope they’d improve on that. Being that it’s healthy, it is not friendly on the budget. I’m not sure if I will dine here or even have their dishes to-go. Probably when I have the extra money again.