We ordered just a few of our favorites:
Tinolang Binakol (P295.00). Now this is not your ordinary tinolang manok mocked by Padre Damaso of Noli Me Tangere fame, no siree. This is tinolang manok with a twist -- they include tender buko strips and juice in their version! It is a fusion of the flavor of the ginger and the sweetness of the buco juice, boiled together with bite-sized pieces of chicken and lemon grass (or tanglad in the vernacular).
Lumpiang Hubad (P160.00). C2’s version is composed of various vegetable strips accompanied with a sweet and garlic peanut sauce. It even includes a small pile of crispy deep-fried lumpia wrappers, cut into small tortilla-like pieces.
C2 offers different types of rice as well, but if you ask me, complex-flavored rice just ruins the taste of the main course, which is why their steamed Pandan rice (P65.00) is just a perfect match to our meal.
For our drinks, mom ordered Sago’t Gulaman (P80.00) while I had my favorite Guinumis (P90.00), a sweet drink made up of small tapioca (sago) beads, with crushed ice and panocha syrup, topped with cripy pinipig and a generous serving of coconut milk. Yummy!
|Sago't Gulaman (left) and Guinumis|
With stomachs churning, mom and I happily dig in. We’re definitely gonna visit them again. Maybe next time we could try their award-winning Bibinka Souffle (P145.00) I’ve been hearing for so long.
Classic Cuisine (C2) has branches in EDSA Shangri-la (02 6361510), Megamall (02 7104759), Rockwell Power Plant Mall (02 8978113), Robinsons Place Manila (02 5672402), SM Mall of Asia (02 5563195), The Summit Ridge Promenade in
Tagaytagy City (046 4830114), SM City North EDSA (02 3324708) and in Greenhills (02 7232347).
P.S. They also deliver! Wooohooo!!!