Where is KUSINA NI ENRIQUE?
If you try google-search, you won't find it. But it's there. Side by side Mann Hann and Banana Leaf, to name a few, in the Lower Ground of Century City Mall along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City.
It's Pinoy cuisine. I dare say, WITH A TWIST, without meaning to. We liked the dilis with sliced green mangoes for starters. Then the confusion commenced. Imagine your adobo stew served with raw papaya a la tinola.
The adobong kangkong with lechon kawali and the grilled tanigue didn't stray from the norm. But the callos tasted like paksiw or sinigang. Worse, we specified pig's cheeks rather than tripe, but we still got tripe.
Obviously, it's a case of overeager waiters who'd say YES even if they meant no. We accepted the tripe and hardly complained. The fresh lumpia could have eased our frustration if only it wasn't mediocre.
To make a long frustrating dinner bearable, we simply worked on the Chicken Inasal and Pakbet. Not bad. But neither is outstanding to merit a repeat. Well, luck wasn't with us. Hopefully, the owners would spend more time managing this joint to improve the food and service. 👎