The place is very cozy. Food is kind of expensive for its serving size but you will not regret paying for it! This post consists of dishes we ordered in 2 visits.
The Roasted Half Chicken – fresh herbs, garlic mashed potatoes, lemon, garlic, sauteed vegetables was yummy – soft, juicy and tasty!
The pasta we ordered on our first visit here is Three Cheese & Vegetable Lasagna. It was good that you would not think its made of veggies! But to our dismay, it seems reheated :( And it is! Just looked at the cheese on top, to think it’s made of 3 cheeses – ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella, it’s not gooey at all :( Too bad. Maybe we’ll try our luck next time. Oh but I love the garlic bread hehe
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh White Toblerone Cheesecake w/ raspberry coulis! On our first visit, this was really really good!!! Like the best cheesecake I’ve ever tasted. But I do not know what happened on our 2nd visit, it was not the best cheesecake anymore :(
Baby back ribs – honey bourbon sauce, corn, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed. The ribs tasted like burnt or maybe its because of the honey bourbon sauce. Either way, I did not really like it.
Gourmet popcorn – herbed infuse olive oil. I was actually intrigued on this order and… it was your typical popcorn haha Perfect munchers while waiting for orders and chatting with friends/ families :)
And now… the 5 dishes that I will order over and over again! :)
First up, Pizzetas! The thickness (or should I say thinness?haha) and crunchiness of the wheat tortilla dough was just perfect. Two thumbs up for this! Even the toppings are spot on – anchovies, mushrooms, onions, gruyere, Parmesan cheese and arugula! Palate pleaser indeed!
We did not order the Baked Samosas on our first visit because we already ordered the vegetable lasagna but we did not miss it on our 2nd visit! Another spot on dish! Perfect trio: mushrooms, spinach and cream cheese! As my friend Celina commented, it was not oily since it is baked :)
Another main dish we tried is Grilled Pork Chops with applesauce. At first I was hesitant to dip it in the applesauce but when I tried, all I can say is, another hit dish! My only problem is the pork was overcooked – leaving the meat dry and tough.
These last two dishes are heaven on earth – Spaghetti Carbonara and Truffle pasta. Haha! No but seriously, on my first mouthful, I knew instantly these 2 pastas will be my staple dish here. And I just can’t stop eating them! My mouth demands fork after fork (not sure what the right term here :p) haha! It is so good you have to try it! :)
Surely Apartment 1b has established their brand as somewhere you can get really good comfort food and beautiful ambiance :) No doubt the restaurant is always fully packed so better have a reservation before you drop by. Apartment 1b will always be in my top choices of restaurant :)G/F Unit 1-B One Lafayette Square, 132 Sedeno St
Salcedo Village, Makati