Let me interrupt my posts on my recent trip to the US with this local restaurant I treated my office mates to last September for my birthday. I don’t know how I missed posting these pictures.
The first time I tried Recipes several years ago was at SM Mega Mall. My friend Rizette treated us there for her birthday. I loved the food so much I told all my friends about it. This was long before I had a blog. I brought all the balikbayans there and they all loved it. There was a time I ate at Recipes up to five times a month. Can you guess what happened? I got tired of eating the same food over and over again so I stopped cold turkey.
The servings were small which I didn’t mind since that gave me an excuse to order more dishes. I prefer eating a smaller amount of food with more variety.
An order of prawns aligue yielded only 3 pieces. The prawns were a good size and the aligue (crab fat) sauce was good. I can’t believe I ate all these food without rice. The sauce would have been awesome on rice.
prawns with aligue P310
General’s tofu was a new dish inspired by their famous general’s chicken. Crunchy fried chicken and eggplant with the same sweet, spicy sauce. This is one of their most popular dish.
general’s chicken P215
The crispy tilapia is another dish that I always order and it never fails to please everyone. It was at Recipes that I first tried this dish. Today almost all Filipino restaurants serve this. But still they do it best. It was really crispy and not greasy.
crispy tilapia P215
I’m happy to rediscover Recipes again. The food quality hasn’t changed. They still serve good, Filipino comfort food. The next time I go back I will make a conscious effort to try new dishes but it will be hard since I always want to order the tried and tested dishes. I heartily recommend this restaurant.
Recipes by Cafe Metro
5th Floor Shangri-La Plaza Mall
Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila