East Cafe: High School Reunion Over Asian Cuisine (Rustan's Glorietta Complex Makati)

October 13, 2015 Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Wow!  Time sure passed by swiftly and high school memories seemed further and further away in the past.  My close friend has returned back from Toronto after finishing her second undergraduate degree there.  And, my close group of friends (three of us out of four) decided to go for a little high school reunion in East Cafe.


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Makati seemed to be the middle ground for us and East Cafe was quite conspicuous so it offered us the privacy and comfort we wanted.  If there is one common denominator we had back then, it was that we were all introverts.  Throughout my school years, my teachers remarks on my report card would indicate me being soft-spoken as a concern.

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I always wondered what it felt like to see old friends you haven't seen for a very long time.  That night, didn't feel any different for me as any other time we hanged out during our childhood.  Conservations began and didn't seem to want to end.  It was a fun chit chat over our lives and the news about our school mates.   I hope we can have another get together before my close friend decides to leave the country to pursue her love lifeI wish for her the best.

Food

East Style Maki
super salmon maki
Super Salmon Maki (320 php)
Even though my girlfriends and I are timid and shy, we all spoke up to order at least one kind of makiThe Super Salmon Maki had an enticing menu photo so we chose this.  We made the right choice!  I loved this!  Good thing my girlfriends were petite eaters so I ate most of this. =p

Starters
malaysian style chicken sate
Malaysian Style Chicken Sate (165 php)
I chose the Malaysian Style Chicken Sate.  This is sumptous and moist.  This is one of the best rendition I've tried.

Mains
grilled salmon banana leaf
Grilled Salmon in Banana Leaf (465 php)
We wanted to have some fish as we were all health-conscious.  The Grilled Salmon in Banana Leaf had a description that appeared to be enticing for us as so we went for it.  It is salmon fillet with red curry, coconut milk and lime dressing.  I loved this too and ate most of it.

chicken and mushroom in lettuce cups
Chicken and Mushroom in Lettuce Cups (250 php)
The Chicken and Mushroom in Lettuce Cups is a bit too salty for our taste.  The soy sauce depicted by the menu as light is is quite bold and strong for us.
 
Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
With great food and company, East Cafe has definitely left me a lasting good impression.  If you're looking for a serene place in the Glorietta area, I recommend this place.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating East Cafe Menu
Ambiance Menu 1 | Menu 2
Mains | Drinks
Taste
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=Favorites or Recommended 
East Cafe
Business Address 2nd Floor, Rustan's, Glorietta Complex, 
Makati City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10am-9pm (Mall Hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 812-0233
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