Neil's Kitchen

Westgate Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd. cor. Filinvest Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Neil's Kitchen
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Aly T.
5.0 Stars
4

Filipino food at its finest 10084️ Neil’s Kitchen in Westgate Alabang offers you a different kind of filipino taste. I love their choices of Paellas, perfect combo with Pinoy favorite ulam! I love their Bagoong Paella with Kare Kare and Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork. For desserts, they have our traditional favorite like suman and puto bungbong but with a twist. Their Suman is fried and paired with Mangga and Chocnut. While their puto bungbong is combined with buco jelly and toasted coconut.

Price ranges from PhP1,500-PhP1,500 for two.

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Jamee U.
5.0 Stars
6

Food was good but I think I prefer it to be less "malasa".

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
6

I've always wanted to try Neil's Kitchen and despite living in the South and working within the vicinity of the restaurant, I never really had the chance to do so. Until now, when an invite came along to try out their new soon to be released dishes. They are centrally located at the laidback Westgate Center in Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Coming from Manila, one can take the Skyway or South Superhiway and exit at South Station. Traverse Alabang-Zapote Road and in about 5 minutes, turn left into Westgate Center (entrance inbetween Home Depot and SnR Warehouse Shopping).

Neil's Kitchen occupies the building which previously housed Poquito Mas Restaurant. We had the pleasure of having owner Neil Ramos join us and talk about the story behind the restaurant, it evolved from a humble catering business, and the building is their 'storage facility' turned into an events place and restaurant. Their take on Filipino Cuisine is familiar with a twist.

We had the following:
Menudo Mania - generous serving of Menudo with a fresh steaming white rice, topped with a sunny side up egg. Sprinkled with paprika to give spice. The menudo is good enough for two. Delicious and tasty dish, hardly tasted the liver though.

Sloppy K - caldereta presented like a Sloppy Joe! Instead of bread, Neil's sandwiched the Caldereta in between two fried rice patties. Topped with creamy coleslaw and lots of parmesan cheese and cheese sauce. This is an equally good dish but had a little after taste probably from the beef. I like how the coleslaw paired well with kaldereta sauce.

Oh La Laing - from leaf to root, nothing goes to waste in this dish. Layered dish of laing, rice and a fried patty of shrimps and root crop. Deliciously creamy with a little bit of bite. Not as spicy as i have hoped for but this is a great contender for those who can really cook the Bicol classic.

Alabang Pork Chop - fried chops served with gravy rice. Nice and juicy piece of pork chop. Not as flavorful as i thought. I love to try out the Chicken version next time.

Sinigang Paella with Grilled Liempo - now this is one of the claim to fame dishes. I like how the sour sinigang soup translated well into the rice! It was like eating a dry version of sinigang - with the right tartness, beautifully garnished with fried (huge) kangkong leaves. The grilled pork was soft and cooked nicely. This is a good dish to have foreigner friends try out.

Wagyu Beef Sinigang - served gyudon style, the vegetables blanched and still had a bite. The beef was buttery soft. Served over a bed of rice. The sinigang soup was served separately so you can control how much you pour on your bowl. Serving is good enough for two.

NEW DISHES:
Sisig Cannelloni - pork sisig served inside molo wrappers (a la camnelloni). Topped with more sisig, cheese sauce, mayonnaise and a freshly cracked egg! This is one super rich dish. The pork sisig is nicely crisp and chewy. Another new dish coming soon is the Beef Papaitan Pie - your classic papaitan served inside a pie!

For dessert - what else, the now instafamous Fried Suman, Mangga and Chocnut. Soft mango on top a suman and crumbled chocnut!

The have a nice space on the second floor with a private function room on the third. My only qualm is the inaccessiblity of the restaurant for PWDs and the elderly since one must use a spiral staircase (not as high but still a challenge for some). One of the recommended restaurants in the South.

Disclaimer: Sponsored dining by Neil's Kitchen.

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Charlzz C.
5.0 Stars
10

Ito ang aking unang pagkakataon na ihayag ang aking pagsusuri sa isang bahay kainan,ito ay bilang pagbibigay pugay sa ating mahal na wika.

Ang bahay kainan na ito ay ang "Neil's Kitchen" na matatagpuan sa maunlad na distrito ng Alabang sa syudad ng Muntinlupa.

Ako ay naanyayahan ng isang grupo ng mga taong mahilig kumain,at mga kritiko ng pagkain.Ito ang aking unang pagbisita sa lugar na ito .Ng bumungad sa akin ang harapan ng gusali ng "Neil's Kitchen" ako ay namangha at nabighani at napaisip na baka ito ay kainan na naghahain ng pagkaing Europeo.Sa aking pagpasok isang naiibang uri ng pasukan ang sumalubong sa akin,isang hagdaang paikot na papalibutan ng puting pader.Isang disenyo at estilong sumsalamin sa mga lugar sa Mediteranyo partikular ang Gresya.Isang magandang lugar para sa mga gustong
magpakuha ng larawan.Sa aking pag akyat mas marami pa akong nabatid at nakitang mga bagay bagay na maganda at kapakipakinabang na kunan ng larawan ,mula sa sulat sa pader,aranya ng ilaw na inilakip sa garapon,mga abubot at dekorasyon at hanggang sa munting tindahan ng aklat na tinawag nilang "My Father's Bookstore" .

Dumako naman tayo sa mga ulam na kanilang inihanda para sa amin.Ito ay ang piniritong tagiliran ng baboy,sinigang paella wangis ng Espanol, Menudo,Kalderetang baka na iprinisenta na tulad ng pagkain sa Estados Unidos,Sinigang na baka na istilong Gyudon ng Hapon,Dinuguan inihain at iniharap istilong Swiso.Inasal na manok,sisig anyong Italyano ,papaitang itsurang Briton ,inihaw na manok baryanteng Amerikano at ang laing na itsurang Hapones.Sa panghimagas naman kami ay
binigyan ng piniritong suman na me manggang kakanin at tsoklaeng mani sa ibabaw,sinamahan pa ng puto bungbung na me gulamang buko at tinustang nyog.

Kung inyong mapapansin karamihan sa mga nabanggit na ulam ay itsura at me banyagang pagka prisinta datapwat lahat ay puro at tradisyonal na Pilipino sa oras na iyong natikman at kinain.Ang isang kawili wiling aspeto ng kanilang mga inihain ay ang bawat bisita ay may pagkakataong isaayos at me interaksyon sa mga sangkap at lahok ng bawat ulam.Isang magandang halimbawa ang pagkaka hiwalay ng sabaw at karne at gulay sa sinigang na baka at ang paghihiwalay ng karne ng dinuguan sa dugong sarsa nito bagkus ginawa itong parang sawsawan.Ang laing na inipit sa mukang tinapay na ukoy at inihaw na kanin ng Hapon.Ang aking mga naging paborito ay ang papaitan,menudo,dinuguan at pritongsuman na me manggang kakanin.

Sa aming munting panayam sa may ari na si Ginoong Neil Ramos, aming napag alaman na lahat ng pagkaing inihain ay tradisyonal,lokal at purong Pilipino at walang pagsasanib mula sa anumang banyagang kultura at bansa kahit ang mga anyo ng mga ito ay pandaigdigan at bawat is a ng mga ulam at niluto at ginawa sa proseso at pamamarang Pinoy.Ang nagtulak at pumukaw daw sa kanya para gawin ito ay para iharap at maipakita sa mundo ang ating kultura sa larangan ng pagkain.Hindi lang sa pamamagitan na masarap na lasa kundi pati na rin sa anyo at itsura.

Sa pangkabuoan ,ang pagkain at pagbisita sa "Neil's Kitchen" ay panalo,mula sa arkitektura,disenyong panloob,banayad at matamis na musika, serbisyo at syempre ng masarap na pagkain.Ang bahay kainan na ito ay isang huwaran na lugar na binuhusan ng pawis at pagmamahal di lang ng may ari kundi pati na rin ng mga taong bumubuo nito

Tara na sa "Neil's Kitchen" nangunguna sa Alabang!
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AlwaysHungryPh P.
5.0 Stars
10

I am the happiest at discovering this awesome food gem in West Gate Alabang. It's called Neil's Kitchen, named as such after its owner, Chef Neil Ramos. If you happened to be from the north, Neil's Kitchen is the best reason for you to brave the traffic and commute all the way to the south, as this Filipino restaurant in Alabang has so much in store for their dining customers.

Aside from its very laidback setting, the place offers authentic Filipino cuisine with a modern spin to it. Each epic meal made will earn your stamp of approval.

I had a wonderful opportunity of trying out some of the best and latest offerings in their menu. One of which is their take on a popular Bicolano dish, the Laing. I would be LAING if I tell you that this isn't a delicious dish, as this one was creatively crafted to satisfy one's palate. It was made up of layers of taro leaves in coconut milk that would go tanta-LAING your taste buds. At the bottom was grilled rice wrapped in Japanese nori, while there are taro root shoestrings placed on top. It was TARO-bly flavorful, and (coco)NUT at all disappointing! Every spoonful of it would make you go moan in pleasure, and with that, I would happily name it my "Ooh-La-Laing!" You can have this new favorite dish of mine for only Php450.

I also had Neil's Kitchen's Menudo Mania. This hearty Filipino stew is reminiscent of our grandma's or our mother's homemade meals. You can tell from the taste of the menudo that they have marinated the meat well in soy sauce and lemon. Its partly sweet, salty and sour flavors complemented the potato shoestrings perfectly and i just find the whole thing MENUDO-licious! Definitely a must for meat maniacs! You can have it for only Php395 and it comes with rice and fried egg. It's the menudo that will outdo all other menudos. Even singer Ricky Martin (who was from an 80s Puerto Rican boyband named Menudo) would agree with me if he gets a taste of this.

Another offering from Neil's Kitchen is their Sloppy-K Beef Caldereta. Imagine your favorite beef caldereta made like a classic sloppy joe. Sandwiched between the two grilled rice patties was the tender beef kaldereta. I never knew that cheese would go so great with the flavors of the beef and the rich taste of tomatoes. It was topped with partly sweet and sour coleslaw, and everything in this food was so well put together. Their Sloppy K is as K-sty as it should be and you wouldn't have any BEEF about it. This serving of kaldereta is priced at Php425.

And since Neil's Kitchen is in Alabang, they have coined one of their dishes after the place they call home, their Alabang Pork Chop with Gravy Rice. I was thinking, since pork chop isn't exactly a Filipino dish, it kinda seemed out of place on their menu given that they serve a Filipino-themed cuisine. Anyway, this dish was somewhat just like any other pork chops, with the pork all covered up in thick batter, deep fried to a golden crisp, making it a bit tough to bite into. Priced at Php395, this could just give you the most bang for your buck because of its huge serving, you may need a CHOP-erone to share it with. It takes only little chops to find out how it's like too.

Another one of those specialties is their Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork Belly. Priced at Php350, it isn't your usual sinigang that comes with a sour broth and veggies. Served on a wooden platter is this serving of grilled pork belly that looked too sinful, given its amount of fat. It came with crispy fried water spinach and rice. The sinigang paella's sour flavor just tasted alright, but I guess I prefer their Gyudon Style Beef Wagyu Sinigang more than this one. The Wagyu slices in this beef sinigang dish were served in a bowl, together with tomatoes and fried water spinach leaves. Served separately was the sour sinigang beef broth on a little tea pot which you can pour into your bowl of Wagyu. The gang will definitely have a swell time with this sinigang as it was filled with so much SWAG-yu. You can have this one for only Php495.

I also had a taste of their Tokwa and Seafood offering. Instead of the usual pig's ears and pork belly, this appetizer had shrimps and tanigue in it. Priced at Php395, this one was crunchy and it tasted nice too, I find it so TOK-wonderful! Like Kilawin and Tokwa't Baboy in one.

If sinful and satisfying meals is your thing, their Aligue Palabok can knock you down. My other foodies ALIGUE with me, it was reallt tasty and full of flavor!

After having a rundown of all the dishes I had at Neil's Kitchen, I am so hoping that reading this blog would make you check out the place for yourself. With everything I had in their restaurant, it seems like Chef has NEILED it.

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars
6

Neil's Kitchen never fails. Take all your balik bayans and get your Filo food fix here. It never disappoints! 128149128523

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Chariz R.
5.0 Stars
6

My second time in Neil's Kitchen! But still, I will always love to go there. 128522
Treated my parents for their 28th Anniversary and Neil's Kitchen is on the Top of my lists. I've been there once with my officemates and I really love everything about this resto.
We came late lunch around 1pm, very hungry. The service is really fast. We waited less than 20mins for our orders to be complete.
We order Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork Belly, Bagoong Paella with Kare-kare, Grilled Chicken & Crispy Pork Dinuguan Foundie and Shrimp Pad Thai Noodle. We love everything we ordered especially the Dinuguan. We also love their fresh juices128076🏻

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Lia B.
5.0 Stars
6

Nice resto with good filipino fusion food. My 2nd visit here and have tried their Sinigang paella with grilled pork belly, Bagoong paella with karekare, Alabang fried chicken with gravy rice, boneless chicken barbecue, adobo project, pinakbet salad, Grilled squid with kimchi fried rice, grilled salmon in miso sinigang. All good! Dessert is also good - fried suman, mangga and chocnut, puto bumbong with buco jelly and toasted coconut.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
4

For our dinner, since they wanted rice and something heavy, I decided to bring them here at Neil's Kitchen. Already tried this place w my family before and we liked pretty much everything we ordered so for sure, my friends would also love it here. 128521

PLACE. Place is very homey. My favorite part of the place was the entrance + stairs. 128525 I also love all the food related quotations printed all over the place (i.e., I was sad, but then I saw food). For a foodie, you just can't help but relate to almost all of them. 128518

We arrived at around 8pm and the place was full. We had to wait for almost 30 minutes just to get a table. Good thing, we weren't that hungry or else... 128563128563128563

Once seated, we ordered right away. Again, since I'm the "foodie", they let me decide which dishes to get.

ADOBO PROJECT. Our favorite!!! Crispy chicken adobo flakes + the usual pork adobo (not the too saucy type). Loved the red egg + onions + tomatoes on the side, and the green mangoes too!! This was really good!! A must for adobo lovers!! 128077🏼 Suggestion: Maybe they can also serve this with a sunny side up, scrambled or soft boiled egg instead of the red egg + tomatoes! 128513 Why? Because egg is lyf! Haha! 127859127859

SINIGANG PAELLA. I remember not liking this that much before because the rice was too sour but surprisingly, they all still liked this. According to them, the rice was very flavorful, you still get to enjoy the sinigang goodness even without the actual hot soup. Rice was cooked just right, not wet nor too dry. Tried the pork belly and it was good, the pork was tender and tasty!! We all enjoyed eating the crispy kangkong. Nakakaadik! Can we order just the crispy kang kong?? 128518

CHICKEN BBQ. This was good but our least favorite. Usual chicken BBQ, nothing too special or extraordinary. You can skip this one and just get the first two dishes above. 128521128521

Other must try dishes: Corned Beef Hash; Bagoong Paella with Kare Kare.

And oh, we also tried the ICED TEA and it was surprisingly good and not too sweet. 127865

The next time I visit this place, I'll make sure to try the Paella Negra with Calamares, Tokwa and Chicken/Seafood, and the Fried Suman, Mangga at Chocnut.

SERVICE was just okay. Slow (understandable since there were a lot of customers) and kind of inconsistent (some servers were nice while some were snob and not approachable). Oh wellzz.

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Cezar R.
3.0 Stars

We ordered the Sinigang Pella with grilled pork belly (house's best according to our server) and the paella valenciana with shrimp tempura. The servings were really generous. You should eat here if that's your thing.

However, my date and I found the food a bit on the salty side. We weren't able to finish our orders.

It must be noted that the interiors of the place are really nice. Will we go back again? Yes but we will not be ordering the paella anytime soon.

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Hannah V.
5.0 Stars
6

Cozy and cool interior. Good service. Clean Washroom and Delicious Food. Yaaaaas! 128523

10024Ordered:
128149Sinigang Paella with Crispy Pork Belly.
I like their Pork Belly. It's soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. (too sour or im *just* not into sour foods)128517

128149Fried Suman, Mangga and Chocnut. Mango jelly was not too sweet and works well with the suman. *Fave*

128149Bagoong Paella with Kare Kare
I like it better than their Sinigang Paella. since im a kare kare lover.

128149Crab Fat Palabok
Crab Fat was very flavorful.

10024Overall
Perfect for friends,date night and family gathering.

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Liezzy M.
5.0 Stars
5

everything about this place is 10084️!

sinigang na paella 11088110881108811088
chicken bbq with java rice 1108811088110881108811088
nachos 1108811088110881108811088
tokwa't baboy 1108811088110881108811088
fried suman with mango jelly and chocnut 1108811088110881108811088

would definitely comeback for the rest of the menu. 128521

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
10

Neil's Kitchen is one of the restaurants I have been wanting to visit. My eager-beaver demeanor is due to their infamous Fried Suman. I have an affinity with rice cakes now #SignsOfAging

Imagine my glee when i found out that it is the first stop of our WestGate FoodCrawl! Woo-hoo! Lady Luck is on my side once again. Without further ado, I present to you...Neil's Kitchen.

A short history lesson is in order. Chef Neil that ze kitchen was born out of their catering business. He said that some of their regular customers jokingly mentioned that they should open a restaurant. The plan was to offer American comfort food but after a couple tasting sessions, Chef Neil had an epiphany. He took a gamble and decided to make Filipino Comfort Food instead. He wanted to let the world know how awesome Filipino Food is.

The idea is to reinvent familiar dishes, a lil deconstruction here and there. That is how some of their signature dishes are born.

| Tokwa at Baboy. This is the quintessential Pinoy Merienda. What makes this different from the rest is the trifecta of meats used - crispy pork, ear and tongue. And oh, let us not forget the semi sweet x spur taste, this is due to the mixture of two of vinegar - cane and white. They added a lil color with some red and green bell pepper, onions and green chillies.

| Adobo Project. This is gets top honors from me because of the imagination and innovation incorporated in the dish. This is not your typical adobo. Chef Neil used two types of protein - chicken and pork. Where's the fowl, you ask? That is the shredded part, the pork is hiding underneath and dem hogs are cooked two ways - fried and grilled. The sides comprises of tomatoes, onions, fresh cilantro, mangoes and salted egg. The dressing on the other hand comprises of mayonnaise, yogurt sour cream. Mix 'em together and you got yourself a tzatziki Neil's Kitchen Style.

| Grilled Chicken and Crispy Pork Dinuguan Fondue. Another innovative take on a classic. The popularity of the crispy dinuguan challenged Chef Neil to come up with his own version. The ones you get at other restaurants are all the same, the meat is deep fried then mixed with the blood stew. It kinda defeats the purpose of calling it crispy when the meat and strew are together. Why not separate 'em and let the customers dip the meat - Aha! Fondue! Smart, right? The word fondue brings out the curious cat in diners and it makes first time diners try ze infamous blood stew.

| Boneless Chicken Inasal with Hainanese Rice. Think of this as the Pinoy Version of Hainanese Chicken Rice. The fowl is cooked the traditional way - grilled with lots of amazing flavors. The rice is infused with juices and sauces from the inasal.

| Escargot De Gata. I dunno about you but i think that anything cooked in coconut milk is delicious. Be it escargot, pork or fish. And don't stress yourself with the idea of eating Escargot in public. The shells are just for show, the meat is carefully removed for ease of eating.

| Sinigang Paella with Crispy Pork Belly. I didnt get to try the Paella as I was too fixated with ze Adobo. The others seemed satisfied. Chef Neil mentioned that this dish is already part of their catering roster. He tweaked it a lil bit, got rave reviews and the rest is history

The moment of truth....desserts!

| Fried Suman, Mangga and Chocnut. This is what dreams are made of! I think i died and went to rice cake heaven after the first bite. Gah! This is so friggin' good. The suman works well with the mango jelly.

The idea behind this heavenly dessert stemmed from how Filipinos eat suman - some pair it with ripe mangoes while others prefer their suman with hot chocolate.

| Puto Bungbong with Buco Jelly and Toasted Coconut. Another creative take on the classic. Instead of using shredded coconut, they made jelly! And to stay true to the conventional, the added topped the rice cake with toasted coconut.

| Sweet Corn Maja BB Special. An innovative take on the classic maja. I love that this is not overly sweet and the texture is on point. The fork glides smoothly as i slice into that yellow masterpiece.

| Turon de Napoleon. Imagine if turon and napoleones made sweet sweet love...this is their love child.

Lunch at Neil's Kitchen is truly unforgettable. Everything they served is made with so much love and expertise. I loved listening to Chef Neil carefully explaining each dish with gusto and overflowing enthusiasm - this is a testament that he is really passionate about his craft and elevating Filipino Cuisine.

Another long review from yours truly, my bad. Neil's Kitchen brings out my inner novelist.

Peace Out!

~Reich

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Riza A.
5.0 Stars
3

What can you say about the exterior and the interiors? It's insta-worthy! Just way too awesome the vibes in here is just like you are in the house, it's comfortable but the place is not spacious. The staffs are smiling as soon as we came in they are all approachable. They are very accommodating, but also they have the downside when you enter you will wait for you, will able to sit but that's okay because that is part of the waiting game.

Paella Negra with Calamares, Boneless Chicken BBQ with Java Rice, and Fried Suman, Mangga, & Chocnut. This is all Filipino cuisine with a twist. It's all goood!

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Jom L.
5.0 Stars
3

Neil's Kitchen for a Saturday lunch with my mom. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Alabang. Most of the food in their menu are Filipino dishes, but with a twist.

Mom had Sinigang Paella with Pork Belly (this is her favorite), and I got Chicken Inasal with Hainanese Rice. Both tasted heavenly, plus the serving is really generous. Chicken is very tender, and flavorful. As well as the rice! The Paella is something that you would always crave for. It is sooo good!

For dessert, we had Turon de Napoleon. Like what I said, they do not settle for something usual. Try it yourself, I swear, you will really like the twist they gave to it!

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
7

After my visit to Asian Hospital. I immediately suggested in trying out some resto in Alabang and one that I've been eyeing even before was Neil's Kitchen.

Neil's Kitchen is located in WestGate Alabang. The place is such a beauty even on the outside it looks very nice. I love the clean black and white looks of the building with a nicely placed Neil's Kitchen signage. So simple yet artistic in a way. Inside was an IG haven. It was like entering an art gallery. Every wall is designed with quotes and cute lttle pieces of decor. Giving colorful life to the white walls of the place. That is one of the reason I've been eyeing this place because of the beautiful IG feed I saw of this place.

For the food I tried out their best seller Sinigang Paella with Pork Belly. Seems like an odd pairing Paella and Siningang??? 128562But was shocked that it was indeed good. The good asim flavor of sinigang embedded on the Paella was very nicely done. The Pork Belly got the charred flavor that I love and when combined with sinigang paella its just a match in heaven. 128537

The place is also home to My Father's Bookstore. A bookstore co-owned by Miriam Quiambao. It was like an OMF Lit Bookshop. Full of Christian, Inspirational and Business books. Honesty system also apply to this bookstore, by simply placing on a small envelop you payment and dropping it in a box. 128591

Overall love this wonderful place. Perfect for date night or family and friends gathering. Food are good but price a little bit on high end. Definitely will visit again. 128522128077

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Julienne D.
5.0 Stars
10

I have been wanting to try it here but due to unforseen things, I always end up not going.. BUT since we're having our team dinner here tonight, I actually had no choice (who wouldn't want to eat here for free, right?128539). Anyway, since we are a big group, the sponsors rented the function room so we would fit in.

I was already anticipating the minimalistic, backyard feels of the place from the pictures I've been seeing from other people so I was wondering what the function room would look like (because function room + work meeting = boring set up). BUT again, I was surprised to see that it was very very pretty.

Well my definition of pretty is a room filled with lights. It was dim so the lights were really sparkling. I am so in love with it!128150 This is a the perfect set-up for a romantic evening (hint hehe)

Anyway, moving on with the food, we had buffet service with 3 entrées, 1 appetizer, 1 salad, 1 pasta and dessert. If I remember it right, the food served were

Ham and Cheese Croquettes
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Pasta Puttanesca
Fish Fillet with Tomato Basil Sauce
Boneless Chicken BBQ
Beef in Creamy Mushroom Sauce
Fried Suman, Mangga and Chocnut

Got to try all of them, except the beef thing (which I regretted a little because the staff said its one their bestsellers). My personal favorite is the Ham and Cheese Croquettes - super mushy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. But generally, everything is delicious!

This place is a must try when you visit the south. Perfect for a group event with friends, or workmates! 128522

PS. They have a bookstore inside that sells Christian books so another yay for me!!128150

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Joy and Lance x.
4.0 Stars
4

#JLJustLanded recommends:

Sinigang Paella
--this combination is a match made in (food) heaven 128525128076 you wouldn't actually think it's possible for these two to taste good but surprisingly its sour and salty-spicy flavors brought out the best in each other 128076

Crispy Pork Dinuguan Fondue
--it actually makes you appreciate the dish more by eating the two main ingredients separately. And for me who do not eat dinuguan at all, (I'm Catholic, btw, just our of preference 128540) I'm glad I tried it 128170

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Gem D.
5.0 Stars
3

It was a bit pricey but they have big servings. Cute place and nice ambiance. Pinakbet Salad is my favorite.

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
5

On our way back to Manila after an office workshop in Laguna, we decided to have lunch first. I suggested Neil’s Kitchen and there were no objections.

We ordered the following:

🔹 Nachos Grande. We were a group of 13 and this was just enough for all. It was good and they didn't go easy on the dressing and the other ingredients.

🔹 Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork Belly. The server suggested this since it is one of their best-sellers. I loved the sinigang taste of the rice. This isn’t a new concept but it’s great that it was executed well. The pork belly was good, tender and flavorful.

🔹 Boneless Chicken Barbeque with Java Rice. Simple dish but really delicious.

🔹 Grilled Salmon in Miso Sinigang. I loved this too. The salmon wasn’t overcooked so it didn’t turn dry.

🔹 Fried Suman, Mangga & Chocnut. This was good but I wish there were more real mangoes in it.

🔹 Turon De Napoleon. The way it’s presented is unusual but it works!

Service was great. When one of my colleagues noticed there was a worm on the veggies of the Grilled Salmon, they sent us a new one.

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