For our Friday Lunch Out Extravaganza (that’s a thing. shut up), M and I decided to try the newly-opened, fancy-looking restaurant very near from where I work.
Full Belly Craft Kitchen is situated along Sgt. Esguerra in Quezon City. Country Spice once stood on that location (I think it just re-invented itself. It still uses Country Spice OR). Full Belly Craft Kitchen is next to Historia and Ma Chicken Mami House, and very near Timog Ave.
Here’s their ‘executive lunch’ menu (because I was not able to take pictures of their whole menu. you can check out zomato for that):
Our meals were served with… i don’t know what these were. Iced tea? We didn’t even know that our meals came with drinks.
While waiting for our food, Ate placed a candle on our table – and it was 1 in the afternoon. It felt very fancy. Also, hot (it was scorching hot outside already). It made the ambiance very romantic, though.
Roast Belly Plate, Php 245
Roast beef belly with whipped potatoes and mushroom sauce
I opted for the healthier fish.
Bangus Belly Al Ajillo, Php 210
Marinated Milkfish Belly topped with garlic and chilly flakes
A closer look.
And the highlight of the day:
Baked Cheesecake, Php 195
New York Style Baked Cheesecake served with Homemade Bacon Jam
The cheesecake’s ok. I’ve tasted better cheesecakes. The bacon jam made it extraordinary. At first, I was eating the jam on its own (M does not eat bacon. Yey for me!), then I tried mixing it with the cheesecake and it was spectacular. It just… worked.
The bacon jam reminded me of tocino, but it has a tangy, zest taste which made it work as a dessert.
What a nice experience.