Revisiting the Chef

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Chef d' Angelo
Upper Ground Floor, Annex Building - SM City Fairview
Regalado cor. Quirino Highway, Quezon City
+63 (02) 937-2433
22 September 2009

Our first memories of dining in Chef d' Angelo wasn't that good, but we did give them some credit - they were one of the new restaurants in the mall, and that maybe they were still cultivating their recipes. Even though it wasn't that great of an experience, the family still eats there from time to time because their servings were big, and there were a lot of choices.

Before doing our grocery shopping, the family had lunch first, and because we already missed eating here, we decided to revisit the store.

Facade

Facade. This store in SM City Fairview was the third branch, which opened in 2004. The very first branch was located in Robinson's Place Manila, and because of its success, it branched out to different locations. Currently, they have 10 branches, 9 of which are in Metro Manila, while the other one is located in SM City Pampanga.

Interiors

Interiors. Whenever we eat here, we would always choose the table near the cashier because we felt the store didn't have much space. The chairs were too close to each other, and it was quite difficult to get around, especially if you had to sit near the wall.

Decoration

Ceiling Decoration. Aesthetically, what I loved about Chef d' Angelo was its homey feel. From the wall decors to this ceiling decoration, we felt as if we were just eating at home.

Cakes

Cakes. This cake stand was located next to the cashier. They all look lovely, but for 100 pesos per slice (approx. 2.25USD), it was a bit expensive for me. Either that, or I just don't have a sweet tooth.

As for our lunch that day, we had:

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Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad. Sister's "appetizer." She loved eating this kind of salad, and at first I felt a little guilty because she went for something "healthy," only to find out that this wasn't all she ordered. After eating this one, she had...

Baked Ziti

Oven-Baked Ziti. Their pasta plates were actually good for sharing, but if you have a big appetite, you can really eat it by yourself, like my sister did. Unlike the other baked ziti I have tasted, this one had a blend of two sauces - Alfredo and Marinara. This is my sister's favorite pasta here in Chef d' Angelo, and she would always go for this whenever we eat there.

Sampler 1

Chef Sampler 1. Mom and I had the same order. There were three samplers, but we always go for #1, because it basically had everything we wanted to eat - fried chicken, pizza, and pasta. For the pasta, foodies had a choice if they want the tomato or the white sauce. I went for white, mom went for the tomato. The pizza is called "Sweet Porky Pizza," which was their version of the Hawaiian Pizza. The chicken they called "Big Bird Fried Chicken," and really, it was big. Recalling the first visit to this store, I also went in for the Sampler 1 and was quite disappointed with the fried chicken because it had too much breading, which made it really, really salty. This food on my plate was completely different - it was much better. The only complaint would be the color of the chicken - it looked a overcooked, but the taste was still good.

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki. Brother's choice. All SM Malls had this "Advantage Card," which can be used to earn points as you shop, and since the program has tied up with Chef d' Angelo, people with the Advantage Card can get a free refill of rice (if they order the rice meal, of course). My mom had the card that time, and because brother wanted to eat a lot, he went for their rice meal, with the free rice refill.

Green Tea

Iced Green Tea. My favorite drink at Chef d' Angelo. It was really good and refreshing, and is so much different from the normal iced tea.

It was a very great eating experience. Dining with my family is always great, and I was happy we chose to eat here again. If you want to know more of Chef d' Angelo's food, you can check their website HERE.

*** Jenn ***

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