I live in Mandaluyong and I donâ€™t frequent going to Quezon City area.Â This time though, it was nice discovering places that have been around for around 10 years and still serving the best dishes it has to offer.
We were greeted by the very friendly Chef of Moomba Chef Jimmy Jardiniano.Â He explained that during Christmas time, the restaurant is often booked with dinner affairs and event functions.Â It was indeed a busy holiday but a happy one indeed.
The restaurant felt cozy and comfortable, contrasting the heat of Manila.Â Moomba is a restaurant/bar and thus it was a bit dim inside with lights around and a stage for entertainment.
Our meal started off with a very cheesy pizza.Â Vince and I both love cheese and this dish was a winner.Â This cheese pizza was a complimentary dish from the Chef.
Julienne of Vegetables
To start the Manila Signature Dish set made possible by Unilever Food Solutions, we had an appetizer/salad made with different slices of vegetables topped with crab meat and sauce.
Tiyan of Ostrich
The next dish served was Tiyan of Ostrich.Â Â This was my first time trying Ostrich meat!Â Â I was actually very excited to dine here and try it.
The Ostrich tasted both like chicken and beef.Â The wine provided by Unilever was a perfect match for this.
The Ostrich meat was topped with mashed potatoes â€“ a perfect pair
Panna Cota with Mango Canache
Lastly, we were served a very fab dessert â€“ Panna Cota with Mango Canache.
I love creamy desserts (more than the usual chocolate cake) and I love letting the Panna Cota stay on top of my tongue and sort of melt it there.Â I love the creamy texture and the not-so-sweet taste.
The accent came from the Mango Canache with strawberry syrup.
Unilever Foodsolutions (UFS), being the preferred foodservice business partners among restaurateurs, felt the need to acknowledge notable restaurants who are developing Manila as a culinary city.Â They have partnerered with select restaurants within the metropolis in coming up with signature dishes.Â UFS has synergized with these restaurants, both through dish development and promotion campaign for these signature dishes, in achieving one common goal: coming up with a different culinary experiences that provide value for money and culinary memories for diners.
If youâ€™re a restaurateur (or an aspiring one) and in need of help in coming with your signature dish, call (632) 588-8855 or email at [email protected].
*This is a sponsored post for Unilever Food Solutions.