16 February 2014

Wooden Spoon, Rockwell

This year, Mickey and I celebrated Valentine's Day at Rockwell.  Unlike most Valentine's Day dates we had, we didn't make advance reservations or even choose a specific restaurant.  We just decided that we'll try a new restaurant when we get to The Powerplant in Rockwell.  

While walking past the row restaurants at the ground level, we saw Sandy Daza's Wooden Spoon!  A lot of people have been raving about this restaurant since it opened late last year.  We wanted to try the dishes at Wooden Spoon and it was a good thing that we were able to get a good table (probably because we arrived at mid-afternoon already).

Me and my Valentine date (Le husband, Mickey) at Wooden Spoon, Rockwell

Here's what we had:

Kaldereta - Morsels of beef in rich, red tomato sauce, Php 255.00

Adobong kangkong with lechon kawali bites - A balance of the good (veggies) with the deliciously bad (crunchy delicious lechon), Php 159.00  

Binagoongan - Morsels of tender lean pork cooked with bagoong guisado (sauteed shrimp paste) and a dollop of gata (coconut milk), Php 207.00

Garlic rice - White rice seasoned and stir fried garnished with chopped spring onions and lots of toasted garlic, Php 125.00

We absolutely loved Wooden Spoon, and here are the reasons why:  Food selections that remind us of home cooked meals when we were growing up, the straightforward dishes that may look a bit plain on the plate, but is so satisfyingly delicious once you try it, the affordable pricing of the dishes that makes you take a double look on the menu and the free live jazz music (at the time we dined in Wooden Spoon) of the Vince Lahorra quartet who just happens to be playing across the restaurant (score!).

For some really good Filipino cuisine with a bit of nostalgia, stop by Wooden Spoon at the Ground Floor of Powerplant in Rockwell (they also have a branch in Katipunan, Quezon City).


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