When I first saw Kabab restaurants around the metro, I found that for some reason, I wouldn’t dare go near them. I couldn’t really pinpoint why. I’m glad though, that I allowed myself to be dragged into Mister Kabab at UP Ayala Land Technohub by le boyfriend, else I’d never know how delicious this Persian delicacy is.
Location: UP Ayala Land Technohub, 2nd floor of the area with the food chains and restaurants (Idon’t know what it’s called, sorry!).
Ambiance: I love the interiors of the place, with the dome-shaped kitchen, the front doors with its stained glass, not to mention the wide windows which allow the sunlight to light up the whole place up to early afternoon. These photos were taken at 5:30 in the afternoon, btw.
Service: The waitresses took our orders immediately once we were ready, and served the food in less than fifteen minutes. They were prompt and courteous, and easily accommodated requests, like serving water or providing napkins, etc.
Food: Food reminded me of shawarma, mainly because of the sauces, but it’s so much softer and more delicious.
I love how they top off their plain rice with a chunk of butter, which ensures that even if it’s not fried rice, your plain rice won’t exactly be devoid of flavor.
|Special Beef Chelo Kabab with Rice and Tomatoes <3|
I ordered Special Beef Chelo Kabab and it tasted great. The meat was tender and juicy, and you can just eat it while it swims in your mix of sauces (the white mayo-like one + the spicy sauce) This can even stretch for sharing with another person, because one piece of kabab is almost enough for me.
Le boyfriend ordered some curry kabab (which we forgot the name of the dish orz) but tasted just as good. We’re two kids crazy for curry, so we liked this dish with its fried rice and spicy curry sauce. However, if I had to choose, I’d settle for my dish because I think the kabab can do without the curry sauce, and fits better with the shawarma sauces.
Another must-try when you visit MISTER KABAB is their Yoghurt Shake priced at 65php. Some say it’s not as good as it was before because it became sweeter, but I love it just the same. It tastes so good! But remember not to eat ihaw/grilled foods from the Banchenitto (located at the back of the Technohub common area every Fridays, it’s Technohub’s mini version of the Banchetto) then drink Yoghurt Shake. The combination of vinegar and the milk from the yoghurt might upset your stomach (like it did with ours ;_;)
Posting about this just made me want to go to Technohub later and grab a Chelo Kabab :))
I’m not familiar with their other branches aside from the one at UP Ayala Land Technohub, sadly. I’d still be on the lookout for other accessible MISTER KABAB branches here in the metro.
Do you know other Persian restaurants around Manila that are worth trying? Do tell! -ED