I’ve eaten at C2 Classic Cuisine in Greenhills twice before and both times with balikbayans. There were hits and misses but generally my guests enjoyed the Filipino food. When I was recently invited to try out their new menu I immediately invited 3 of my friends to join me.
I liked the new interiors a lot. It evoked a modern Filipino atmosphere which was a more apt reflection of their cuisine.
There weren’t any appetizers so we started with soup. The sinigang was a tad too sour nevertheless it was still comforting. The beef ribs may look dry in the picture as it did in person but it was surprisingly tasty. The ribs were indeed crispy.
crispy ribs sinigang P475
Two of my friends couldn’t eat the sinigang due to their sensitive tummies so we ordered another soup. I simply loved the chicken soup made from coconut water. The broth had a sweetness to it yet flavorful from the abundant chicken pieces. Even the young coconut meat was a joy to eat with the soup. An added bonus was the sotanghon (vermicelli noodles) inside the coconut shell. This soup could easily be an entire meal.
A good waiter is one of a restaurant’s most important resource. This branch is lucky to have a knowledgable waiter who did a great job recommending dishes to us. He convinced us to try the rellenong bangus which he said was presented as balls. Bangus balls? That really piqued our curiosity.
rellenong bangus P355
The rellenong bangus balls was one of our most favorite dishes which should tell you something since everything we ate for lunch was a big hit. No misses this time.
Bangus (milkfish) meat mixed with green peas, raisins, spices and shaped into a ball, coated with panko breadcrumbs was a terrific idea. It was served with sauce but it didn’t really need anything else in my opinion. Kudos to the person who thought of this.
I love anything cooked with coconut so therefore I should love laing right? I don’t really eat laing because I don’t like gabi leaves. When our waiter said C2’s version of laing was made of spinach I immediately ordered it.
I really wanted to order all new items but I just couldn’t resist ordering my all-time favorite C2 dish. Well fried pork hocks with it’s crispy skin served with super thick peanutty kare kare sauce. Sinful but oh so good.
The manager told us they just returned this dish to the new menu. What?!? You mean they removed it for a while? They can’t do that! C2 please keep this dish in your menu forever!!!
crispy kare kare P695
Our meal was an eye opening revelation on how much the quality and consistency of C2’s food has improved. It is now back in my list of favorite Filipino restaurants.