Berde

In our many meetups in the Ayala Triangle area, we have been keeping an eye out for this place named Berde, while it was still being remodeled inside one of the spaces there. And in the first week of October, we finally had the chance to do so.

Berde, which translates to the color Green in Spanish, runs with the concept of choose-your-own-toppings into a salad or rice bowl. And to simplify this, one picks their protein, grains, greens / vegetables, and sauce, or pick a pre-selected bowl combination. However, what sets them differently from Faburrito or Salad Stop is their selection that’s tailored to Filipino tastes. At the same time, they also like a bit of diversity since they display their fish of the day, which for today was tuna.

In our food trip here, I tried to make my own bowl which was composed of a rice and salad combo, fish kinilaw, calamansi singkamas slaw, crispy garlic bits, green sauce (fresh basil, cilantro, and parsley), and ginger and green papaya atchara. Kat on the other hand, picked the Manok-Out signature bowl, which is made out of chicken inasal, berde salad, red rice, malunggay coconut pumpkin mash, calamansi red onion pickle, peanuts, and green sauce.

For our foreign readers, here are some terms to help you familiarize with Filipino cuisine.  Kinilaw is raw fish soaked in vinegar mixed with ginger, and green onions. Calamansi is Philippine lemon, which is size of a marble. Atchara, on the other hand, is pickled green papaya with carrots and annatto for its distinct yellow color. And inasal is a local variant roast chicken marinated in a mixture of lime, pepper, vinegar and annatto, then grilled over hot coals while basted with the marinade.

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The Tuna Kinilaw Bowl

In my bowl, the red rice and greens combination was the perfect subtle base to enjoy the sour notes from the kinilaw and the atchara that comes along with it. Their green sauce and the crispy garlic bits added some texture and sophistication that tied everything together.

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Manok-Out Bowl

The specialty Manok-Out bowl was a mix of delicate flavors, both from the chicken inasal as well as the greens and the vegetable puree. The rice added some body and fullness to the dish, helping round out the lightness of the rest of the bowl.

The entire place had a laid back vibe to it and made it perfectly suited for either a late breakfast, a quiet lunch, or a dinner date.

Food Score: 5/5: The main things we adore about Berde are the fresh ingredients and balanced selection that lend itself to be mixed and matched easily. And their Manok-Out signature bowl is spot on.

Ambiance / Service Score: 4.5/5: The place had a minimalist vibe to it, which made for a soothing feel during our quaint dinner here. And kudos to their staff, who walked us through the menu since it was our first time here and being attentive during our dinner.

GERD Score: 5/5: From selections to the spicy warning icon on the beef adobo, it’s a treat to dine here for anyone dealing with heartburn. And the portions here are enough to leave you full, but not bloated.

Epilepsy Score: 5/5: Fresh ingredients and natural modes of cooking, as well as a wide selection of viands and condiments make this place an option for sensitive diners or those with food restrictions.

Team Glasses Food Blog Score: 5/5: Simply put, we recommend Berde because they give a nod to Filipino tastes and keeping it healthy at the same time, especially for people with our respective conditions.

Berde Bowls Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Locavore

Sometimes there is nothing quite as comforting as ‘homecooked food’, and for many Filipinos this points to some classics such as sinigang, kare-kare, dinuguan, lechon—just to name a few.  It has become a challenge for restaurants to serve up their own versions of these favorites, especially in the face of trends such as fusion cuisine, food parks, etc. One place that is up to the task is Locavore, a sit-down restaurant/bar that caters to culinary purists as well as adventurous gourmands alike.

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I had the opportunity to dine here one Sunday lunchtime, as per the recommendation of one of my siblings. Fortunately, my family had made a reservation beforehand, as there was already a line of patrons outside the restaurant as early as 11:30 in the morning. Perusing the menu was a serious matter, as all the dishes were simply yet enticingly described; here at Locavore, tapsilog is not just meat with fried rice and a sunny side up egg! Eventually we decided on these entrees:

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  1.    Chori Silog

This is far more than simply chorizo sausage + egg + rice. What arrived at our table was an intimidating set-up of garlic rice topped with a soft and runny scrambled egg, crowned with a homemade chorizo patty. This very rich mountain of food was dripping with labuyo aioli and barbeque sauce, providing that sweet and spicy mix so beloved by Filipinos.  A side dish of picked cucumber and onion helped round out this sumptuous meal. In my opinion this meal is more appropriate for a breakfast or brunch as opposed to a family lunch. Nevertheless, it was very filling and definitely brings value for what one pays for.

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  1.       Dinuguang Lechon

Who would have thought that two fiesta favorites could make such a good marriage? The thick and tasty dinuguan makes a balance to the crisp and slightly salty lechon, especially the skin! This is not a dish that is meant to be enjoyed alone.

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  1.       Kare Kare Wings

I do have a weakness for chicken wings in all kinds of sauces, but it usually takes some persuading for me to eat kare kare (especially since most kare kare requires bagoong and I have some pretty dreadful allergies). This time I was won over; Locavore serves its kare kare wings with a choice of dips: bagoong and a special buttermilk ranch dressing. The kare kare was surprisingly light on the palate, with just the right amount of peanut flavor. The ranch dressing was an especial treat, since it lent a great contrast to the classic kare kare taste. Here’s to my adding kare kare to my list of ‘Things that Chicken Wings Must Be Dipped In.’.

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  1.       Sizzling Sinigang

It’s not every day that one gets served stew that is sizzling on a plate. Locavore does just that, with its beef sinigang sa sampaloc served with sautéed French beans and a garlic confit. The soup itself was so thick and flavorful, perfect for dipping in the French beans or spooning all over hot rice. The beef was so tender that it could melt in our mouths. It can only take culinary magic to make a dish that is this rich and yet does not overwhelm the taste buds.

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We washed all of this down with Locavore’s sorbetes, which comes in the classic trio of Tsoknut, milk (gatas) and cheese (keso). The other dessert offerings such as the sizzling pandesal pudding were just as tempting, but these will have to wait for subsequent food trips.

Although Locavore also styles itself as a bar, it also has a friendly selection of seasonal fruit juices as well as mocktails for those eschewing alcohol. We tried the Cucumber Lime Cooler and the Apple Lime Cooler mocktails. Both of these icy drinks had just the right amount of sweet-sourness to cleanse the palate and whet one’s appetite for the rest of the feast.

 

We cannot look at Filipino food (especially sinigang!) the same way again after this trip to Locavore. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to try more of its delights soon!

 

The Food Score: 4.5/5:  The food here is rich, sometimes overwhelmingly so. Nevertheless the cuisine at Locavore exemplifies the Filipino mode of feasting, all the way down to appealing to the Pinoy penchant for sweet sour dishes. And I will insist that the sinigang is sheer sorcery.

Ambiance/Service Score: 4/5: The service here is excellent and prompt, however the restaurant itself is quite crowded. The black and white décor may be appealing for patrons who will go to this establishment in the evenings for the bar aspect, but it seemed a bit dreary for the Sunday family lunch crowd.  

GERD Score: 3.5/5: Some Filipino favorites and heartburn normally don’t go hand in hand, but the wide selection of dishes makes the place worthwhile to visit. One’s best option is to share on the heartier meals.

Epilepsy Score:  4/5: Again, variety saves the day. While some foods here are definitely processed and should be eaten in moderation, there are enough fresh options such as ensalada for those with dietary restrictions. The mocktails also make this place an option for partygoers and night owls who may wish to accompany friends to the bar, but cannot partake of the other alcoholic offerings.  

 

Team Glasses Score: 4/5: Locavore is definitely a place to go if one wants Filipino food taken to a new level. Whether for a family lunch or a loud night out, this place has you covered. This is a place worth the excursion, whether for newbies to cuisine in this part of the world, or die-hard aficionados.

Locavore Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tong Keun So

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In our many months of writing down reviews here in the Team Glasses Food Blog, we finally had a chance to eat at a Korean restaurant. And all of this due to a last minute change of plans when my dad arrived from Davao, a day before his birthday.

To celebrate, we ended up at Remedios Circle in Malate and picked a place called Tong Keun So. For the frugal person my dad is, the signage displaying the PHP 990 for the Tong Keun So Hanmari (which consisted of rib finger, prime chuck eye roll, and brisket point) was enough to seal the deal.

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Tong Keun So Hanmari

The wooden tables and bright room, along with the lively crowd dining made for a perfectly casual and cozy place to dine in. Best of all, aside from the usual side dishes like kimchi, the servers were doing the grilling of the meat for us.

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Bulgogi-Jungol

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The Dips

Aside from the grilled meats and side dish staples like kimchi, we also had a medium-sized Bulgogi-Jungol (which is a beef stew with mushrooms and other assortments of vegetables), and Haemul-Gyeran Jien (an egg dish) came with the Hanmari. Accompanying the meat are some crisp lettuce, and three dips, which are a spiced red paste, a sweet soy sauce-onion combination, and a mix of salt, pepper, and sesame seeds.

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Haemul-Gyeran Jien

Even without the three dips, the grilled meat, rice, and lettuce wrapping these all together was amazing and simple. A word of caution, one has to remember to dab lightly when dipping the meat in the salt-pepper-sesame mix. I dabbed a little too much and it overpowered my tastebuds a bit.

The Haemul-Gyeran Jien we had for a side dish were light and fluffy, flavored subtly with vegetables. These made the perfect complement to our more strongly flavored main entrees.

Like with most Korean restaurants here in the Metro, the serving size per order is meant to be shared. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience sharing a meal with loved ones, just like what we had here.

 

 

 

 

Ambiance / Service: 4/5. The entire place has been inviting to dine in, no frills at all. The real star here was the attentive servers who took care of the preparation of our meals here, especially with the grill.

Food Score: 4/5. While simple in appearance and preparation, the dinner was quite hearty, filling, and satisfying without the guilty feeling one normally gets, because these weren’t oily at all.

GERD Score: 3.5/5. Even with the spicy chilli-based selections that’s a staple in Korean cuisine, there’s still enough choices to pick from with anyone dealing with heartburn.

Epilepsy Score: 4/5. Some of the seasonings may not be amenable to more sensitive persons. However the more subtly flavored dishes may be given a bit of extra kick with one’s choice of condiment, which allows for persons to choose flavorings more suited to their conditions.

Team Glasses Food Score: 4/5. Tong Keun So is a must-try, when craving for Korean food but without the worry of having too much about our own respective conditions, provided however that one’s meals here are experienced as a group.

Tong Keun So Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Food Strip Chronicles: Industrie Food Loft

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After my Persons and Family Relations class got cancelled for the day, I proceeded all the way to SM Megamall for one of our Saturday dates, away from our usual haunts. With a bit of walking, we decided to try out a place Kat was eyeing for sometime, the Industrie Food Loft found in Julia Vargas street.

For both of us, the area of Julia Vargas was more or less terra incognita, for the reason that we do not work or live near the area. One could say we went on an adventure, carrying her statistics notes and my law books.

At first, we didn’t quite know what to expect aside from the word-of-mouth talk about the place, but when we got there, we found it to be a rustic two story cabin with the actual food loft right upstairs. The wooden chairs and tables, well-lit dining area, and different hole-in-the-wall stalls of different cuisines made it appear quite livelier than its wooden exterior. And for this reason, we decided to try out different spots for an early dinner study date, even if we found a familiar face with Buns and Bros.

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A modern take on certain Japanese foods, their menu focuses mainly on sushi rolls or rice bowls. For this one, I chose a rice bowl (one can pick between steamed or stir-fried rice along with the actual meal), namely their Salmon Aburi, which consists of a pan-fried salmon fillet with torched aburi sauce on top.

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Salmon Aburi

The salmon’s inherent sweetness managed to be well balanced with the savory aburi sauce and the smoky notes from the torching method. It’s was a treat on the taste buds. But in hindsight, steamed rice would have been the better choice for this one since the saltiness of the stir-fried rice’s flavors clashed with the actual star of the dish. Quite simply, their Salmon Aburi rice bowl is a filling and satisfying meal for people who need something substantial as a meal. I do have one nitpick however, which is the importance of picking out the bones in any fish fillet to be served. Thankfully, I bit into it early on and felt it immediately, so a crisis averted.

 

 

Pullet

 

Kat on the other hand, had a hankering for some winner, winner, chicken dinner. This meant specifically some fried chicken along with a serving of macaroni and cheese. The Mac and Cheese definitely made the cheese-fiend quite happy, especially seeing all that melted cheeses on top oozing into the soft and firm macaroni.

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Mac and Cheese

The fried chicken, on the other hand was served with a syringe full of gravy, which happened to be a quirky and welcome touch to those that like to try something new every now and then. We noticed that most of the flavor of the chicken was on the skin and breading, instead of the chicken meat itself, which was a tad bit disappointing. Maybe some buttermilk on the chicken might have improved it significantly.

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Pullet’s Fried Chicken

 

Manila Creamery

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And for dessert, Kat had some Matcha Taho shake, which is cold matcha-flavored taho (fresh soft tofu with caramelized brown sugar, and tapioca balls), with two pieces of matcha-flavored Pocky sticks. The smoothness of the tofu and the tea flavors one gets from the matcha is surprisingly complex, even if at first glance it appears as your usual sweet drink. This unlikely combination is a match made in heaven, and truly deserves its reputation as a bestseller.

 

We left Industrie Food Loft around 7:30 or 8:00 PM in a satiated state, but in a good way, looking forward to the next time we’ll find ourselves there. Hopefully this time we can come with some more friends and perhaps some board games in tow.

 

Ambiance / Service Score: 5/5. From the well-lit place, lively atmosphere, and cozy seating, to the attentive staffers that kept the place orderly and neat, it’s definitely a great place to hang around and enjoy a good meal (or three).

GERD Score: 3.5/5. One drawback from the place is the fact that there are fewer options for people who deal with heartburn in general for a solo diner. In all fairness however, perhaps the point of the place is to have company along be it a date or as a group or barkada.

Epilepsy Score: 3.5/5. Much of our food selections were highly seasoned, which may be problematic for some diners who are sensitive to preservatives. However there is a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in the Industrie Food Loft. We recommend in particular the Virgin Sangria from On The Rocks.

Team Glasses Food Blog Score: 4/5. Even if there are some selections that are not entirely heartburn or epilepsy-friendly, the wide variety of food selections to choose from mitigates that particular problem, ensuring that you’ll still have a great time dining here in the first place, which we definitely did.

 

Pipino

One of the most readily mentioned health foods—regardless of trends and fads—is Cucumis sativus, or more commonly known as the cucumber. It has been touted as a refreshing source of micronutrients such as magnesium and potassium, as well as antioxidants that help protect the body from the effects of stress and toxins. It is only fitting that this fruit should lend its name, albeit in the Filipino language, to a healthy dining restaurant on Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Diliman in Quezon City.

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Pipino is one of three restaurants located on 39 Malingap Street; one of its neighbors, Pi Breakfast and Pies, is dedicated to baked delicacies and hearty morning meals. The other, Pino, is a sleek and edgy casual dining restaurant and bar. Pipino on the other hand specializes in vegan dishes inspired from various Southeast Asian as well as Italian cuisines. The restaurant with its small store has a fresh and airy garden-type ambiance. Casual and comfortable seating and homey accent pieces add to the serene vibe, perfect for a leisurely dinner, or in my case, a girls’ brunch out.

My friends and I dropped in at the beginning of the long weekend, as part of kicking off some newfound resolutions for healthy eating. In light of this, it took us a while to peruse the menu of vegan Filipino dishes, eager to find a new take on some of our favorite flavors. We decided to try out the potato chilaquiles, the vegetable kare-kare, the tofu satay, and the portobello inasal.

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The potato chilaquiles, a platter of fresh potato chips topped with chili con lentils, salsa, jalapenos, and vegan mayo capers, is clearly meant for sharing or as ‘bar chow’. Despite the presence of chili peppers, the sauce is more of tangy than actually hot and spicy, and thus will not force diners into consuming copious amounts of beverages to beat the heat. It was an excellent way to whet our appetites for the coming entrees.

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The vegetable kare-kare has been touted as a vegan version of the kare-kare of Pino, with beans and eggplant in lieu of the traditional ox tripe. Everything was still topped with the traditional peanut sauce, and served with a side of black bean bagoong. As I have an allergy to the usual seafood bagoong, this vegan version was a welcome surprise for me.  No flavors were skimped or lost in this healthy take on a Filipino favorite.

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The tofu satay came as a pair of grilled tofu and vegetable skewers, served with satay sauce and brown rice. The tofu was delicately seared on the outside, yet firm and moist on the inside. The vegetables were also carefully grilled, brushed only with oil to preserve their natural flavors. The satay sauce did not overwhelm this precise mixture, but added a mild and slightly earthy backdrop to the tastes of the tofu, tomato, and zucchini. This is a hearty yet ‘guilt-free’ dish for the calorie conscious.

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The portobello inasal was also a welcome surprise; I had encountered various ways to cook mushrooms but inasal had never crossed my mind till this particular meal. The roasted mushroom was served on top of brown rice, with red beet puree as well as an eggplant ensalada salad. The inasal cooking method had imparted a slightly earthy flavor to the outside of the mushroom, but still locked in its natural juices. The red beet puree provided a slightly sweet contrast to the mushroom, while the eggplant salad was an excellent way to clean the palate.

A plethora of other Filipino favorites, as well as pastas, salads and desserts are featured on Pipino’s menu. The cookies and pastries are also available in the in-house store. Among the restaurants in the Maginhawa Street/Teachers Village stretch, this is one place that can cater to diehard vegans as well as newcomers to healthier food choices. It is worth traveling across the city for. More power to the chefs and staff of this wonderful haven, and we at Team Glasses look forward to coming back here soon.

The Food Score:  5/5: This is a place that does vegan and healthy food right: flavors locked in, few spices and seasonings, and fresh ingredients. It’s a far cry from the ‘rabbit chow’ feel so associated with some other establishments. While the food is a little above the student budget range, the prices will not break the bank or leave a diner in debt.

Ambiance/Service Score: 5/5: The airy second-floor location is perfect for a relaxed dining experience, far above the hustle and bustle below. The service is prompt, friendly, and helpful. Although it may take time for the food to be served, the dishes are worth the wait.

GERD Score: 5/5: The selections are plentiful, allowing for persons coping with GERD to more easily pick foods that will exclude any triggers. The serving sizes are manageable, and good for either sharing or solo scoffing—with less risk of reflux.

Epilepsy Score:  5/5: The style of cooking here uses few additives and seasonings, thus making the dishes safer for persons with adverse reactions to these substances. Preserved ingredients are scarce. The restaurant’s ambiance is devoid of harsh lighting and loud sounds, making it a safe space to dine.

Team Glasses Score: 5/5: We’d travel miles again for this restaurant and its specialties. While this is not a place for students to hold study groups and cramming sessions in (despite its location in proximity to some universities), this is more of a place to celebrate the beginning of the weekend, or take a break from the chaos of the city.

Pipino Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Gumbo: a foray into Cajun cuisine

Throughout all our (mis)adventures and run-ins with hot and piquant food, we’ve sampled various cuisines utilizing chilis and spices such as Thai, Tex-Mex, Indian, and Lebanese, just to name a few. Oddly enough, one we had skipped was Cajun, referring to a culinary tradition with its roots among French-Canadians who had settled in Louisiana, USA. For many diners, this word brings to mind dishes such as ‘Cajun chicken’, gumbo, jambalaya, and an assortment of meats smothered in gravy and served on top of ‘dirty rice’. This tradition is often confused with, or crossed over with other traditions of Louisiana such as Creole food, which originated among another set of French immigrants in the area.

For the sake of broadening our horizons, we decided to dine at Gumbo, located in Robinson’s Place, Ermita, Manila. The restaurant’s ambiance on this busy Friday night reminded us of a Mardi Gras combined with a wood-and-brick bistro. The staff were accommodating and prompt with showing us to a table, as well as providing menus and a complimentary appetizer. The facilities themselves were spacious and a welcome respite from the chaos of the mall.

After poring over the rather extensive menu, we ordered the seafood gumbo and the chicken jambalaya. Our server asked us if we wanted the dishes to be mild or spicy, thus we decided to have the ‘mild’ gumbo and the ‘spicy’ jambalaya.  We thought that ‘mild’ would be along the lines of peppery or sweetly piquant. Boy, we were in for a surprise.

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The seafood gumbo was definitely a surprise to the palate. I ordered a mild one and at least to Filipino sensitivities and my subdued eating state, it was already spicy. But it doesn’t take anything away from it, rather, with an extra order of rice or two with the meal, and some yogurt or yakult after it should help make the meal even more palatable. Another plus is how well they cooked the seafood, such as the squid. The squid was firm but not chewing gum with consistency, and the shrimps were well cooked, absorbing all the flavors along with the clams.

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The chicken jambalaya was intimidating at first sight: three large chicken fillets atop a sea of rice and sausages. The chicken itself was mildly flavored; the real star of the dish was the rice! We quickly realized that the hotness of this jambalaya was not an explosion in one’s mouth; rather it was a steady, roaring burn accentuated by the slight saltiness of the sausage. Needless to say, we could not quite finish this dish, as our tastebuds were already begging for mercy.

After such an eventful introduction to Gumbo and its rendition of Cajun cuisine, we look forward to trying some of the other entrees such as the ribs or the pizzas. Other diners may also peruse the drinks and desserts selections to round off their meals.

The Food Score:  4/5: The food comes in hefty, very savory portions. There is no skimping here on flavors, which makes this worth a visit. There is a whole range of entrees and drinks for everything from a family dinner out, to pre-gaming before an evening on the town.

Ambiance/Service Score: 4/5: The service here is excellent, with dishes arriving promptly at the table, and the staff ready to assist diners. The ambiance, as described, is more homey and welcoming instead of going over the top on the Mardi Gras theme.

GERD Score: 3.5/5: Admittedly, Gumbo isn’t quite the places for people in need of heartburn-friendly food, but at the same time, they still have a decent selection of food for anyone to choose. And also, please do take note that their mildly spicy meals like the jambalaya or gumbo is spicy already for Filipino standards. Anything that goes beyond their restaurant is very bad for your stomach in the event of a heartburn.

Epilepsy Score:  3.5/5: Diners with issues regarding highly seasoned food or gluten may be better off elsewhere; while salads and other options are available, this place’s best-selling dishes lean towards spicy, with plenty of grains and meats. That aside the restaurant’s lighting and music are mellow, and less likely to be jarring or overstimulating.

Team Glasses Score: 4/5 : We certainly cannot eat at this restaurant too often, thanks to our health issues, however it is still worth a second visit if only to try the rest of the Cajun food on the menu. We are glad we found this on a rainy night.

Gumbo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Salad Stop: Salad’s Up

IMG_4641Hi Readers! Finally, Kat and I are taking our graduate degrees (she in MPH and I’m in Law), but it does mean that Kat and I won’t be able to publish as much as we would like to. But that said, we’re still going to write and find places to eat, as well as health information to share with everyone, just like my recent quick respite at Salad Stop.

After a particularly rough week with the start of classes and moving to a new place, I wandered around BGC High Street to find a decent meal to de-stress. I eventually found Salad Stop at the other end of the mall.

Going inside the restaurant, I noticed the light wooden panels complementing the grey concrete walls, surprisingly giving off the feel of breakfast at a garden with the well-lit ambiance

For this solo adventure, I chose the “Go Geisha” salad instead of its wrap counterpart. Normally, when one says ‘salad’, one expects a plate with leafy greens and carrots, but in this instance, it was much more than I expected.

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Go Geisha! (without the red and white lettuce)

The ‘Go Geisha’ salad has romaine, red, and white lettuce, firm tofu, asparagus, carrot, snow peas, soba noodles, cucumber, sesame seeds, and sweet corn, with their Japanese miso dressing. One could also add on baked salmon or fried garlic, which I unfortunately did not do for this trip. The sesame bread stick was a quaint touch as well.

While the restaurant ran out of red and white lettuce that night, the servers added some more romaine lettuce to address the discrepancy. After a few minutes of waiting, my salad bowl arrived. The lettuce greens and assortment of colors made for an appealing meal in itself, which tasted as good as it looked. The vegetables were crisp and fresh, the tofu soft and firm, and the miso dressing brought out another layer of complexity to the salad, with its slightly sweet and sour flavors.

The salads here are definitely a good start to a meal, or if chosen as a wrap, a vegetarian meal all to itself.

Food Score: 4.5/5. One main draw of the food here is the healthy and varied menu. There are salads to suit various tastes and appetites.
Ambiance / Service Score: 4.5/5. From start to finish, especially with the late hour that I got in, the staff maintained a professional and friendly demeanor to them. This Salad Stop has quick service, and the lovely dining experience is a welcome place to share a meal with friends of a light afternoon snack.
GERD Score: 5/5. While not all their selections are heartburn-friendly, the menu shows warnings as to what are spicy and those that trigger allergies from seafood to gluten.
Epilepsy Score: 5/5. An attraction about salad bars like this place is that one can pick or omit ingredients, thus making it easier for persons to avoid ‘trigger foods’ or ingredients that may interact badly with medications. On the whole, the selections are safe for people with seizure conditions.
Team Glasses Score:4.5/5. All things considered, we’re grateful for Salad Stop for being a great place to dine in for people like us who deal with medical conditions and allergies, and have to deal with limited dining options everytime we go out.