Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar: A Foodies' Galore

Ever since I was young, I've been quite a food explorer.  I've been to many restaurant with the hope of searching for new dishes to delight my appetite.  There are a lot of restuarants out there but only few stand out.  Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar is one that will surely impress you with its unique fusion or dishes.  They have so many selection to offer that it's worthy of being a foodies' galore.  

naci comfort food and dessert bar
Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar is located at the second floor of Fox Square building.  I must say, I was surprised upon entry.  The place is huge with several function room.  It has an exquisite interior and an excellent playlist that brings out a homey feel.  According to the young owner, Ms. Nadine Nocom, the restaurant has a seating capacity for 120 people.  Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar is actually named after her supportive father, Mr. Ignacio "Nacy" Nocom.  She shared that the restaurant is a family effort and some of the dishes were even named after themselves.  

naci comfort food and dessert bar
I love the set up of the dessert bar.  Watching the bakers prepare the delicious treats tickles my appetite.  

naci appetizer sampler
 Naci's Appetizer Sampler (380 php)
The Naci's Appetizer Sampler is a sampler serving of Buffalo Chicken Wings, Chorizo and Brie Puffs, Junior Crab Cakes and Taco Springrolls.  This is best to order when you don't have your favorite appetizer at Naci yet or simply want to have all four.  I loved the Chorizo and Brie Puffs filled with chorize bits, brie cheese and a slice of banana the most.  I also enjoyed the Taco Springrolls.  It's a fun and neat way to enjoy Taco's anytime you crave for it.  The Buffalo Chicken Wings with cheese dip and celery sticks and the Junior Crab Cakes are also delicious but are too tasty for a finger food.

kani mango crunch
Kani Mango Crunch (200 php)
The ♥ Kani Mango Crunch is a salad with mixed greens, kani, ripe mango and cucumeber topped with light and crispy components such as vermicelli and fried wanton.  It is drizzled with a wasabi mayonnaise dressing that will certainly awaken your senses.

fried chicken macaroni salad
Fried Chicken Macaroni Salad (250 php)
The Fried Chicken Macaroni Salad is crispy chicken cutlets topped with the macaroni salad and green lettuce.  Although this dish is good, it's simplicity did not make it stand out among the other dishes.

smoked salmon salad
 Smoked Salmon Salad (290 php)
The Smoked Salmon Salad is not as daring as the previous salad but still as glorified.  The honey-lemon dressing and Parmesan shavings brings out the natural flavors of the freshest greens topped with generous proportions of smoked salmon and onion rings.

beef caldereta lasagna
 Beef Caldereta Lasagna (310 php)
The Beef Caldereta Lasagna is the first time I've tried a Italian-Filipino fusion in the form of a lasagna and I was flubbergaster that it was so good yet no one thought of it before.  It's best eaten with the accompanying garlic toast because the flavor is stronger than the usual lasagna.  

nadines adobo cannelloni
Nadine's Adobo Cannelloni (300 php)
The Nadine's Adobo Cannelloni is the classic flaked adobo rolled in pasta topped with Bechamel and covered in adobo sauce and mozzarella.  

peking chicken pizza
 Peking Chicken Pizza (495 php)
I'm surprised that Naci made a bold move of creating a fusion with Italian and Chinese cuisine.  And, I dare say that Peking Chicken Pizza is a successful blend of strong Chinese flavors.  It is topped with bits of chinese sausage, flaked roasted chicken, shitake mushrooms, cheese and Hoisin tomato sauce.  

peruvian chicken rice
Peruvian Chicken Rice (350 php)
The Peruvian Chicken Rice is a slow baked rice with chunks of chicken and suateed capsicum topped with aoli and slices of lemon.  Although it is pretty tasty, it did not fit to my liking because I was yearning for richness in the flavors similar to those of an authentic Spanish paella.

fox square fish fillet
Fox Square Fish Fillet (360 php)
The Fox Square Fish Fillet is a pan seared marinated fish fillet topped with a fried banana and served with crisp potato wedges, buttered vegetables and lemon butter sauce.  The sweet banana is a great partner for the fish fillet that gives it a fresh and unique twist.

chef ed's pork shank
 Chef Ed's Pork Shank (480 php)
Chef Ed's Pork Shank is pork shank braised with onion soup topped with melted cheese.  It is served with a petite bread basket.  The pork shanks is so tender that it literally falls of the bone.  I recommend you try this ingenious dish.  

bistek lechon kawali
Bistek Lechon Kawali (280 php)
The Bistek Lechon Kawali is double fried crispy pork belly served with bistek sauce.  Two Filipino favorite dishes merged into one to give the two food qualities that we seek to enjoy: crunchiness and flavor.

garlic rosemary chicken
 Garlic Rosemary Chicken (420 php)
The Garlic Rosemary Chicken gained the approval of all my companions.  The chicken fillet is tender and succulent.  Even without the gravy, one bite is sufficient to fall in love with its unique sweet yet fragrant rosemary taste.

nate's steak and eggs
Nate's Steak and Eggs (385 php)
Because of the lack of beefiness in the seared steak, the Nate's Steak and Eggs failed to impress all of us.  Although it can be a tasty dish with the gravy, it didn't quite justify the price.

Dessert Bar
From the moment we came in, I already had already set my eyes on the dessert bar.  Of course, we wanted to try as much as we can.

naci desserts
Cream Puffs (45 php) , Chocolate Fondant ♥ Pistachio Chocolate (70 php), 
Red Velvet (60 php) and Caramel Cream (60 php) (clockwise)
The Cream Puffs are caramel glazed puffs filled with vanilla cream.  I love the rich flavors of the vanilla cream but the I'd prefer it with little or less caramel.  I loved the Pistachio Chocolate the most in this set.  The flavor of the pistachio is stronger than what I've even expected and it was so good!  The Red Velvet has the right amount of sweetness.  I was able to appreciate it although I'm not a fan.  The Caramel Cream failed to stand out among the rest.  I prefer the moist texture of their chocolate cupcakes compared to the vanilla ones.

naci desserts
 Black and White (75 php), Banana Walnut (65 php)  and Coconut (80 php) (left to right)
Razz, Mango and Blueberry Cheesecake (front left to right)
The Black and White is the best dessert for the night!  The dark bitter sweet chocolate ganache that cracks as you bite it and melts in your mouth topping is a perfect complement to the vanilla cupcake.  The Razz, Mango and Blueberry Cheesecake had a great consistency of not being too heavy nor light.  

Update: (June 15, 2014) Reopened.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar is sure to satisfy your appetite from food presentation to taste quality.  Coupled with it's cozy ambiance, it is sure to grant you a state of comfort.  Naci is a foodies' galore and will surely be a hit to those who want to explore new flavors because it offers a wide range of fusion dishes that surprisingly work out.  The service is pretty good because we were well-accomodate despite the fact that the place was packed and Mrs. Imelda Marcos was there during our visit.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar Menu
Ambiance Menu
=Favorites or Recommended 
Naci Comfort Food & Dessert Bar 
Business Address
2nd Flr. Fox Square Bldg.
Connecticut St. Greenhills,
San Juan City, Metro Manila
Business Hours
Mon-Thu: 11am-1am
Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Sun: 11am -10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 250-600
Free WiFi No
Contact (02) 7267266
Other  Email: Facebook Fan Page
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