23 February 2014

Kabila Bistro Filipino

Kabila in English translates to the other side, which is exactly where Kabila Bistro Filipino is, right beside M Cafe which is also under the same restaurant group called Raintree Restaurants.

Kabila is also the place where our Assumption College barkada converged this year for a reunion with our Canada-based friend, Margot.  Of course, when a balikbayan friend comes home, we bring her to a restaurant that serves Filipino dishes, but this time, one where the dishes have been wonderfully reinvented.

One of the many things I like about Kabila is that they not only know how to make the food taste good, but the food looks good too.  Of course, apart from the service which is great, there is just the right amount of tables making it a special place to gather with friends, plus, you can also cross-order from M Cafe's menu.

Here's the food that was enjoyed with good company and great conversation:

A pot of Pinakbet - Stewed in a lotus leaf pouch with bagnet and squash flowers

U.S. Beef Adobo - Simmered in vinegar, soy and garlic served with crispy garlic confit

Barbecue Chicken Inasal - Sinamak, chicken oil on a charcoal grill

Crispy Pata - Sweet soy vinegar, loads of chili garlic and lemongrass chili liver sauce

Aligue rice

I have shared many years of friendship with these wonderful ladies.  
There was just not enough time to go back in time and reminisce some "throwback" memories.  
Memories that makes us look back and laugh at.  But there's always next year, right ladies

From left to right: Marilen, Margot, Me, Bambi and Agnes
We are missing Cindy, who is based in New York and Rhia who could not join us

For some reinvented Filipino dishes, try Kabila Bistro Filipino at the Ground Floor of the Ayala Museum Complex, Makati Avenue, Makati City.  For inquiries and reservations call (+63-2) 757-3000.


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