It is a habit of mine to invite my grandparents whenever I receive invitations to visit food establishments. For me, Sundays must be spent with the family since most of us are busy with work and school the whole week.
Last October 30, I invited Lolo Peping and Lola Paquita to go with me to Â C2 Classic Cuisine in Missouri Street, Northeast Greenhills. They were excited and for quite some time, my Lolo kept on wondering if the restaurant is worth visiting. The Greenhills Branch is best known for its Events Place. I usually pass by the area at night and i rarely see it empty. Debuts, receptions and press launches are usually conducted there.
Our task for the night is to pick among the Three Pinoy Favorites Set – Seared Tilapia in Coconut Emulsion (Set 1), Crispy Kare-Kare (Set 2) and Seafood Inasal (Set 3). We love Kare-Kare so we choose Set 2. It is also a perfect time to check the rest of the menu. I am very much intrigued with the bibingka soufflÃ©!
While waiting for the main dish, the Pandan Iced Tea was served. I first thought it will taste a bit weird… yes it is, but in a good way 🙂 I think I finished half of the pitcher LOL.
The Tatlong Ensalada is impressive. Or maybe I just miss the usual Ilocano vegetable dishes we used to eat in my mother’s hometown. The salad trio is composed of the following: green mango with bagoong, grilled eggplant ensalada and salted egg with tomatoes. Lola and I loved the grilled eggplant ensalada. It is sour yet a bit sweet. We couldn’t help but remember my Dad since he used to make one for us. Miss you dad and your healthy salads!
Next in line is not the usual Sizzling Bangus Belly served in Filipino restaurants. What C2 served is a choice cut boneless bangus belly topped with lemon – flavored butter. I am very meticulous when it comes to milkfish dishes since i am from Dagupan City. This one surpassed our expectations. S’yempre, kinuha ko na most of the belly part 😛
Finally, the Crispy Kare-Kare! Boneless pork leg drizzled with rich peanut sauce. We drooled over the big serving and took a piece immediately 😛 The peanut sauce and bagoong goes perfect with the dish. I even added more peanut sauce in my rice hehe. What I love about C2’s Crispy Kare-Kare is it is not that oily. Over-all, this set is perfect for groups since they compliment each other. Pampatanggal ng suya factor.
I am glad to see my grandparents enjoy as we share this delicious dinner and at the same time talk about some important stuff – mostly reminiscing about memories related to the other family members. Also, my Lolo and Lola’s extra sweetness everytime we dine out makes every meal worth remembering. This also serves as my belated 51st Anniversary treat to them. I am a fan of their love story hehe 😛
If you’re looking for a place who serves a range of Filipino dishes in a unique way, i suggest that you visit the nearest C2 Classic Cuisine branch! We’ll be going back this Friday to try the bibingka soufflÃ© <3
C2 Classic Cuisine Signature Series Pinoy Favorites Set 2 is worth PhpÂ 1395 good for 3-4 persons.
C2 Classic Cuisine – Greenhills
#18 Missouri St., Northeast Greenhills
San Juan City
Tel. Nos. (02)7232347/(02)7262712
Facebook Page:Â http://www.facebook.com/C2.Philippines
ang sweet mo naman kina lolo and lola.. 😛 i think i have tried C2 Classic Cuisine pero sa shang? yung may tinolang binakol? not so sure.. anyways, nakakatulo-laway yung tatlong ensalada.. waahhh
Thanks 😀 Yup, may branch din sila sa Shangri-la. Tried the Tinolang Binakol before when i attended a press launch sa Events Place. Kakaiba! 😀
WOW! Seems like they have an interesting Filipino Cuisine Menu. Would love to try everything. 🙂
Let’s visit one of the branches when you visit Manila next month! 😀
Looks like some tasty dishes there and the iced tea sounds interesting. Great that you are able to enjoy this restaurant with your grandparents.
Thanks, Ted! were you able to eat some good Filipino food when you were here?
We always eat around greenhills pero haven’t tried here. Masubukan nga 🙂
Go Go Go! Bring your family or the barkada. It won’t disappoint 😀
Hi Mica! We’re so glad to see your blog, and we’re more excited to share it in our Facebook account! Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts about our food. Please expect that we’ll post this on our wall! You’re always welcome to go back to C2 Classic Cuisine! Please keep in touch with us.
From your C2 Classic Cuisine family!
Thanks for the invitation and for sharing my post to the FB page! Can’t wait to taste the bibingka soufflÃ© on Friday 😀
hi mica… nagutom nman ako dito.. sobra! a must try… i love the tatlong ensalada & the pandan iced tea… i wanna try this sooooon… <3
You must! Lalo na habang mainit-init pa 😀
Holy crap, that Kare Kare looks amazing. When can I move to the Philippines already!?
Go here now and find a Filipina wife! Hehe 😛
I had never even seen photos of Filipino cuisine before. Now I’ll have to Google search my area and see if I can find a rest. around here! 😀
It’s about time! 😀 Hope you could come and visit the Philippines too 😀
this so amazing pics.
This is my first time seeing a crispy kare-kare. Its my wife’s favorite but the standard kare-kare. :-).
Kare-Kare with a twist! 😀 I’m sure she’ll love it too 😀