Filipino cuisine will always be on the top of my list, I actually couldn’t imagine myself living in another country and not having the chance to indulge on a Filipino dish so I try and cook some just in case I have to live somewhere *heehee* (check out some of my recipes) Anyway I got invited last Thursday at C2 in Greenhills, I got giddy because I’ve really been a regular customer of theirs particularly in their Shangri La and Rockwell (now closed) restaurants and really love their dishes.
C2 Greenhills sported their new interior that spells very much Filipino with a modern twist. I specifically love their capiz-like lamps which were flown all the way from Cebu (or was it Davao?). Spot Michelle of My Mom-Friday also taking pictures.
Some of you don’t know that C2 in Greenhills is open for public. Like me, before I thought that C2 in Greenhills only caters for the clients of C3 the events place which is located right beside C2. Although these two are adjoined together, C2 recently renovated their space providing a separate entrance so that walk-in customers may find it easier to dine in. *Spot the MRT illustration on the wall*
The family area which can seat up to 10 people is a cozy and intimate place perfect for small groups and families who want to dine in yet still experience the feel-at-home ambiance. C2 also has function rooms located on the second floor that can cater to a small group of people where you can host your special occasion.
Check out C2’s revamped menu, literally!
Now time for some food porn. C2 reinvents their menu every year adding new dishes that entices new clients and surprises their regular customers.
Tinolang Binakol 295 php
Tender chicken cutlets in ginger-coconut soup
with diced sayote and coconut meat.
This dish is one of my family’s favorites. My two year old daughter loves this. She’s a fan of vegetables, soup and noodles so I was very pleased to know they’ve added sotanghon (glass) noodles. The chicken based ginger soup infused with sweetness from the coconut makes it a flavorful dish.
Grilled Liempo Sinigang 355 php
Our latest creation of grilled pork belly served with tamarind broth
thickened with gabi and local vegetables.
A two in one dish wherein you can eat the grilled tender pork belly separately or with the sour tamarind soup. The vegetables were cooked perfectly giving you enough crispiness to chew without hurting your jaw.
Tortang de Cangreho 165 php
Omelet of crabmeat and vegetables smothered with savory brown sauce.
Perfectly blended omelet that’s spongey and fluffy. Topped with fried garlic, spring onions and wan soy (Chinese parsley) matched with a sweet salty sauce like that of fresh lumpia.
Bringhe Rice (top) 110 php and Adobo Rice (bottom) 105 php
Stir- fried rice with minced Chinese chorizo , shrimps, chicken and vegetables finished
with coconut cream.
Chicken adobo shreds and sauce mixed with our garlic fried rice.
The flavored rice can be eaten by itself. Bringhe bringing out the flavor of Chinese chorizo and shrimps with just a hint of coconut cream while the Chicken Adobo rice has the right amount of sauce topped with fried garlic.
Kinilaw na Liempo 375 php
Grilled pork belly served kinilaw style: with vinegar, peppers
and spices finished with coconut cream.
For the spicy lovers out there you’ll love this dish as much as I do. The flavorful coconut cream that blends well with vinegar and infused with just the right amount of spiciness can be a spicy lover’s top pick. Did I mention the grilled pork belly is tender?
Walastik 395 php
Our version of the ultimate bistek tagalog: tender beef, pork and liver
marinated in soy -lime sauce served with crispy onion rings.
One of the staple dishes that we order, I can say this dish has improved. The meat is definitely tender, more saucy and the flavor really seeped in. The additional soy-lime sauce was a bonus especially for those who loves drowning their rice with sauce.
Grilled Gindara 395 php
Gindara steaks seasoned and grilled , served on a sizzling plate with pickled vegetables.
I now have another favorite dish! Haven’t tried Gindara fish before (or have I?). I love how tender and juicy the fish steak is. The burst of flavor in every bite but not compromising the tenderness of the fish meat. I swear I could finish this dish by myself. I just hope they serve this hot and oozing with sizzles but we had this a bit cold and seems like the sizzling plate wasn’t used, would’ve been more delicious if it was.
Sotanghon Guisado 265 php
Rice noodles cooked in soy sauce and chicken stock with chicken strips,
local vegetables, peanuts and topped with scrambled eggs.
I’m a fan of sotanghon (glass noodles) and what’s crucial about this dish is that there has to be a right consistency of how the noodle was cooked. C2’s Sotanghon Guisado was cooked just right. I like that it’s moist enough to leisurely chew packed with flavors from the chicken, mushroom and peanuts.
Sago’t Gulaman 85 php
Tapioca pearls and jelly cubes with brown syrup on crushed ice.
My all time favorite Filipino beverage. Everything a sweet tooth could ever want.
Buko Pandan Shake 105 php
A refreshing pandan drink with jelly cubes and coconut meat.
The perfect drink for summer!
Ripe Mango Shake 135 php
Sweet ripe mangoes turned into a delicious drink.
Yes, summer wouldn’t be complete without a taste of ripe mango shake to cure those hot summer days.
Palitaw 75 php
Classic Filipino kakanin of sticky rice, flour and toasted sesame seeds with grated coconut.
Thinly made kakanin that’s chewy and sweet. Warning, this dessert can easily make you full yet satisfied.
We had the chance to try this yummy Filipino dessert. A mixture of banana, camote (sweet potato), beans, garbanzos, macapuno. What’s unique about C2’s version of Halo-halo is that they use ube colored bilo-bilo (sticky rice balls) instead of the usual ube as well as coco jam for an additional Filipino touch.
Spot the strip of coco jam. Notice the ice is also shaved finely so there’s no need to fight your way through your Halo-halo in order to reach the mixed ingredient at the bottom of the glass. Note that this is just a sample size, actual serving size of C2’s Halo-halo is twice as large, good enough for sharing.
Meet Chef Oliver Gascon, Corporate Chef of C2 Classic Cuisine who hospitably introduced us their new dishes.
Chef Oliver Gascon, Chef Bless Que ; Chef De Partie of C2 in Shangri La Mall, Katrina Pacheco and Rafael Oca; Marketing Team for C2 Classic Cuisine.
Spot my 16 weeks belly + busog from the yummy food. :p
Last 4 photos courtesy of My Mom-Friday
Visit C2 Classic Cuisine in Greenhills
18 Missouri St. Northeast Greenhills, San Juan
Tel. Nos. 723-2347 * 726-2712
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