A lot of times (well most of the time) when dining out in the philippines we can find nothing good to say about the dining experience. Between poor service, poor food, dirty conditions and loud, ill mannered filipinos it can often be compared to sitting at a trough in a major pig farm during slopping. But this is not one of those stories, far from it as a matter of fact. So after seeing posts about the above I thought I would share an experience with you all. So pull up your chair, put your bib on to catch the saliva as your mouth starts to water.
My wife and I tend to travel a lot and have tried several restaurants on several islands which were more disappointment than enjoyable. So a little while back we decide to go out and eat. My wife was told about this Vietnamese restaurant and she wanted to try it. Very nice they told my wife so off we go. Yes we did find it after about 45 minutes in a taxi that had the a/c on strike. Said restaurant turned out to be in the middle of a squatters area and pretty much looked like a squatter hut itself. Hiyo Silver away to next place which I was told was a good steakhouse (but then I was also told the Vietnamese was good). Now at this point my hope starts to fade as my stomach comes up to see if my throat has been cut.
We found the steakhouse pretty easy as we passed it going to the first so in we walk. Right off we are greeted at the door by staff who ask A/C or non A/C and shown to the A/C room and to our table where COLD water was promptly served and menus passed out. A nice selection of imported steaks! They even had gator and ostrich on the menu so this is not your normal filipino dining facility I thought to myself. Looking at the menu, going into steak shock as the waiter wipes my drool off the menu I choose a Porterhouse cooked medium and off he goes and returns with the steaks so I can pick the one I want, more drool!
The steak is delivered to my table and placed in front of me with a REAL steak knife and flatware, not the cheap shit that Unicity keeps locked behind a glass case. Now at this point I could change direction and talk about something else and keep you in suspense about “THE STEAK”. Well it was cooked the way I ordered it, was very juicy and tender. It came with mashed potatoes and veggies, only the dinner roll was missing. In short I was in no way disappointed with the meal, setting, service or anything. Just my meal came to 2,000 pesos but worth every peso!! The name of the steakhouse is Kristin’s Steakhouse in Bacolod City. You can also find them on Facebook with pictures of the steaks. And yes, they really are that big.