Breathtaking View of the City From 100 Revolving Restaurant, Eastwood, Quezon City

Chef Jessie’s 100 Revolving Restaurant, MDC 100 Building, Eastwood, Quezon City

What’s it like dining in 100 Revolving Restaurant by famous Chef Jessie Sincioco? Imagine taking in the beautiful view of the majestic skyline from the 33rd floor of the MDC Building in Eastwood, which is just the tallest structure in Eastwood City. Only, the 100 Revolving Restaurant gives you a full 360 degree view of the metro: the Manila Bay in clear sight from one side, and the Sierra Madre mountains on the other. You enjoy the amazing view for two hours, just enough time to savour a delightful meal as well.

The Ortigas Skyline from 100 Revolving Restaurant

Located on the 33rd floor of the MDC 100 Building at the corner of  Eastwood Drive and C5 Road, Chef Jessie’s 100 Revolving Restaurant is the country’s first and only revolving restaurant. The concept is definitely unparalleled, as we are treated to something hardly heard of before. It was a “see it to believe it” experience. And this is one experience I would recommend to everyone.

The Miss Earth candidates enjoying their time at the 100 Revolving Restaurant

During our visit, we got to dine with some of the ninety six Miss Earth candidates. Though most of them have traveled various places for the competition, they themselves were taken in by the revolving restaurant and the sights that it offered them.

The restaurant was filled with wooden chairs and furniture, and even the posts had a classy wooden finish. The chairs at the bar had beige leather wrapped on the seats, still complementing the completely wooden look.

The 100 Revolving Restaurant Bar

Table setup

The fine dining table setup could be intimidating for those who might not know their way around fine dining. A no-nonsense tip to figuring out the utensils is to just work your way inward.

Some of the dishes we tried that day are not available in the menu. The meal was prepared specially for the Miss Earth candidates and friends from the media. You would also note that the serving size is small. Chef Jessie explains that this is “Beauty queen” size, to avoid wasting food because the Miss Earth candidates might not eat as much as regular people do.

Chef Jessie’s Ciabatta Bread, Rolls & Special Dip

Chef Jessie’s Ciabatta Bread, Rolls & Special Dip was a great way to start the meal. The dip might look too oily, but it hardly tasted and felt oily at all. The bread was soft and delicious, enjoyable on its own, or with a spread of butter.

Heart of Palm in Tamarind Vinaigrette Dressing served on a bed of Fresh Alugbati

With the salad, I noted that the Tamarind dressing did not have an overpowering taste, which is great for those who are not fans of sour dressings. The Alugbati or a variation of Spinach was used for this salad, which is a great choice, considering that it is rich in protein and other nutrients. It is also not a very popular choice of ingredient, despite being made largely available in the market.

Clear Essence of Chicken with Raw Papaya and Moringa

This very Filipino soup is akin to the popular Filipino dish, Tinola. The dish was very healthy with the raw papaya and moringa, a vegetable considered to have the most health benefits, with the amount of nutrients and vitamins it has packed in.

Dalandan Sherbet

While the Dalandan Sherbet was not creamy in consistency and looked more like a frozen Dalandan juice, its taste did not fail. It was perfectly sweet and sour at the same time. I’m not a big fan of Dalandan, but I wish I could have had a bigger serving of the Dalandan Sherbet.

Pan-Fried South Sea Bass “Apahap” Fillet

The Pan-Fried South Sea Bass “Apahap” Fillet swam in creamy Coconut Sauce, and was served with Garlic Rice and Achara on the side. This was my favorite dish among those that we’ve tried that day. The Apahap was wonderfully prepared, soft to bite and very flavorful with the Coconut Sauce. The Achara complemented the Apahap, and while I don’t eat a lot of rice, this made me wish I had more rice to enjoy the Apahap with.

A closer look at the South Sea Bass Fillet

Iced Halo-Halo Parfait

And for my favorite part of the meal, the Iced Halo-halo Parfait for dessert did not disappoint. It was just like halo-halo, only in a  more compact form, so you get to enjoy all the ingredients of halo-halo in a smaller serving. This is definitely a new take on halo-halo, and the playful embellishment on the plate is an added bonus. It was too sweet for me, though.

Cafe Latte

Price Range: Salads at Php 200-500, Pasta starts at Php 450, Main course at Php 700-1600, Solo Pizzas at Php 395, Desserts start at Php250

The Kitchen of 100 Revolving Restaurant

While the restaurant floor was revolving, we got to see the busy kitchen of the 100 Revolving Restaurant. Seen in the photo is Chef Jessie, who is very hands on in the preparation of the dishes.

Chef Jessie with the Birthday girl, Kaye

Chef Jessie and the whole staff was able to sneak out of the busy kitchen to surprise our birthdya girl, Kaye of Babe Travelling, with a delicious-looking birthday cake! Happy birthday, Kaye!

Miss Earth candidates with Chef Jessie

Even though the dazzling Miss Earth candidates towered easily over our small chef, Chef Jessie’s command of the flavors of her dishes was enough to show us the giant that she is in the kitchen, and in the restaurant industry. Other than 100 Revolving Restaurant, she has also been receiving praise for her work in Top of the Citi and Chef Jessie Rockwell Club.

Would I come back? Definitely! This is probably one of the most romantic spots in the metro. I can imagine spending New Year’s Eve here, with the night sky bright from the fireworks, engaging diners with the enchanting view. 100 Revolving Restaurant has also been a famous spot for marriage proposals. I think that while the prices are not very affordable, it’s something you can save up for to celebrate a special occasion. Valentines Day and New Year’s Eve will probably be busy days for the restaurant, and I myself am looking forward to spending one-of-a-kind moments and occasions at no other than 100 Revolving Restaurant.

Thanks to Aldous Calubad of Aldous Ate The World for the event invite

6 comments to Breathtaking View of the City From 100 Revolving Restaurant, Eastwood, Quezon City

  • earthlingorgeous  says:

    Meron na pala tayo nito dito, i didnt know! thank for sharing must go there soon!

    • dollhana  says:

      It’s pretty new, and what’s great about it is that even some countries do not have a revolving restaurant of their own. Definitely a must-try!

  • Sumi Go | The Purple Doll  says:

    I think there was a revolving restaurant somewhere in Manila before, but if I’m not mistaken, that was closed down already. Anyway, thanks for enticing me, Hana! I’ve been wanting to try 100 Revolving Restaurant since I first read about it. Would love to spend a romantic dinner here with the boyf, or even lunch since the daytime view also looks amazing! :)

    • dollhana  says:

      You should! Try it on New Year’s Eve or Valentines with your boyfriend. I’m pretty sure that would make the occasion extra special :)

  • Hainrihi  says:

    Ooohh this is a great idea for our anniversary next year. We just have to save a lot for this since it is expensive. But spending a lot on a special occasion doesn’t hurt :D

    • dollhana  says:

      The main courses are very expensive, but if you stick with the pizzas and pasta, I think that you’ll get to enjoy more dishes :D

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