Tito Chef Express in Microtel By Windham Acropolis (E. Rodriguez Quezon City)

December 18, 2014 Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

I've long been hearing about Tito Chef in BF Paranaque but never knew that there's a Tito Chef Express located in Microtel By Windham Acropolis.  Luckily, I was invited to sample their new Traveler's Menu which I instantly accepted as I was eager to meet and try the dishes of Chef Menoy Gimenez.  
 
tito chef express
Chef Menoy Gimenez
Tito Chef Express is situated just by the lobby so you'll see it as soon as you're in Microtel By Windham Acropolis.  It's actually my first time to visit a Microtel branch and I'm quite impressed with the place.


Food
Everything on the Traveler's Menu is priced at 250 php.

Salads
crispy squid and watermelon
Crispy Squid and Watermelon (250 php)
The Crispy Squid and Watermelon is a long platter of fresh lettuce with fresh cool watermelon slices and fried crispy squid in delicious balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Poultry
barbecued chicken jambalaya
Barbecued Chicken Jambalaya (250 php)
The Barbecued Chicken Jambalaya is not the usual sweet barbecued chicken I was expecting.  It was well-spiced, smoky, tender and juicy.

barbecued chicken jambalaya
Barbecued Chicken Jambalaya (250 php)
Together with the jambalaya rice and coleslaw, it delivered a festive flavor to my mouth. 

Seafood
salmon miso ramen
Salmon Miso Ramen (250 php)
The Salmon Miso Ramen is a humungous bowl with beautifully spiced-seared ramen fillet in warm Japanese miso broth with smooth hint of butter, enoki mushrooms, shredded nori, scallions and carrots and freshly made firm ramen noodles.  Being a traveler (visit my travel blog here), I would definitely be pleased to have this warm, soothing and hefty bowlful after a tiring day.  The generous portion, quality ingredient and perfect execution makes this my favorite in the menu.

fish in pesto
Fish in Pesto (250 php)
The Fish in Pesto is pan-seared cream dory fillet served with a very light pesto cream and garnished with cherry tomatoes and sprouts.  It's great that they use fresh grated basil leaves but it something felt lacking.

Meats
binagoongan
Binagoongan (250 php)
The Binagoongan are huge lean sauteed pork belly chunks stewed in shrimp paste and garnished with chili.  It was a bit fishy for me.  It would have been better if it was spiced up or sauteed in garlic.  This was served with a tasty binagoongan rice that is comfortingly good!


smothered pork chop
Smothered Pork Chop (250 php)
The Smothered Pork Chop is a plateful of two large very tender pork chops literally smothered with rich onion gravy sprinkled with herbs and served with mashed potato. 

Specialty Pastas
spanish chorizo and mushroom penne
Spanish Chorizo and Mushroom Penne (250 php)
The Spanish Chorizo and Mushroom Penne is an olive oil sauteed dish topped with huge chunks of Spanish chorizo, arugula mushroom, garlic and pepper flakes and grated cheese.  This was very flavorful but the.flavor would have been more distributed if the chorizo is cut into smaller pieces.

Sandwich Plates
american burger
American Burger (250 php)
The American Burger is a thick, juicy, beefy patty topped with caramelized onions, sliced tomatoes and pickles and melted Monterey Jack cheese sandwiches between soft tasty buns.  It is served with potato allumettes and side salad. 

american burger
American Burger (250 php)
You can tell by its looks how heavenly a big bite of this thick lean and juicy beef patty drenched with flavorful hickory barbecue sauce can deliver explosive sensation to the mouth of any hungry traveler.  This is one of the best burger I've tried!

Desserts
dulce de leche cheesecake
Dulce de leche Cheesecake (175 php) *photo credits to my IG
I was so excited to try the Dulce de leche Cheesecake that I even forgot to take a photo.  I swear it is one of the most glorifying cheesecake I have ever had.  I don't think I've ever appreciated dulce de leche until I've had this!  

Drinks

Juices
pineapple juice
Pineapple (85 php)
Fresh Shakes
cucumber lime
Cucumber Lime (155 php)
 I love the Cucumber Lime but I'd practically prefer to spend more on food that this.


Loaf Cakes
lemon pistachio pound cake
Pistachio Cherry Pound Cake (370 php)
Ever since we were little, we often bought the Sara Lee All Purpose Butter Pound CakeHowever, a few years ago, we were disappointed that it became too commercialized, expensive and it hardens too quickly before we could finish it.  Tito Chef's Pistachio Cherry Pound Cake is way way better than that.  It's so soft and moist even though it was chilled for a long time on our fridge.  It had a nice hint of lemon, very light butter and it was topped with chopped pistachio nuts and candied cherries.

chocolate chunk cookies
Chocolate Chunk Cookies (220 php)
It's quite common to encounter cookies which are on the sweet side.  But, Tito Chef's Chocolate Chunk Cookies is surprisingly and amazingly on the pleasant salty side.  I'm not a fun of these type of cookies but I actually enjoy these!  It also has a nice crunchy and easy-to-crumble texture.


Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Tito Chef Express is not just a place of comfort for travelers but anyone looking for good and affordable dishes.  Aside from the cooked dishes, I'm really impressed with their baked goods.  I should also note that they have excellent service.

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Tito Chef Express
Business Address G/F Microtel Acropolis, E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Bagumbayan, 
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 7am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-800
Free WiFi Yes
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 962-8899
Other  Facebook Fan Page
Disclosure: Everything was provided for this feature under the terms that I can freely express my opinion.

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