One of the things that J and I have in common is love for food. We enjoy trying different restaurants and cuisines. Eating out is one of our bonding sessions.
J brought me to Pino in Quezon City after I visited my auntie who was confined in Philippine Heart Center.I just came from Pampanga that night so just imagine how hungry I was. At the same time I was excited to taste the famous Kare-kareng Bagnet that J kept on bragging about.
Let's have a quick look of the restaurant first.
Pino is located inside Teachers Village. I am not very good in directions so I apologize I will not be able to give the exact instructions on how to get there.
I love the graffiti wall! It is super creative! Can I have one like this in my room? :)
On our table:
Pino's iced tea is actually good. It is very refreshing and it has a distinct taste. I think it's brewed. You can really taste that it's not the instant type.
|Pitcher of Iced Tea (P80)|
This is HEAVEN! The bagnet is really crunchy and the meat is tender. The rich peanut sauce is very flavorful and is perfect to eat with newly-cooked rice. Yum!
J is actually right when he said this is the ultimate meal! The serving is huge and is good for two. But yes, J finished this on his own. :)
|Kare-Kareng Bagnet (P245)|
I ordered this because I had been craving for Cordon Bleu. It is good but nothing special. I didn't like the gravy. It is too thick and a bit salty/bitter. The taste is weird. Nevertheless, the chicken breast is soft. The hearty bacon and melted cheese combination reminds me of my mother's concoction.
|Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast (P225)|
Pino offers interesting and unique dishes. I have tried the Sisig Carbonara and I swear, it's really very filling and tasty! I can't wait to try the Logganisa-topped Nachos! :)
Have you dined at Pino? What's your favorite dish?