G/F, Toledo Building, 277 Tomas Morato Ave. corner Scout Limbaga St., Quezon City, Philippines
I was lucky enough to be invited by Congo Grille to sample their dishes. Congo Grille has always been one of my favorite Filipino restaurants. Well, this is mainly because of their sisig! Theirs is the best IMHO. I remember celebrating my birthday way back in year 2000 at Congo Grill. Now that year 2009 is ending, Congo Grille is still getting better and better!
Congo Grille also improved on the look of the restaurant. Take for example, they have hand painted murals on their walls w/c was made by their resident artist, Yasmine Ong. Each branch is decorated by different artwork w/c is pretty cool and very personal, if you ask me.
Here are the dishes that were served to us:
- Nestle Iced Tea Tower (Php 220)
Good for 4-5 persons. Looks like it’s not just beer that has a tower now 😛
- New Zealand 3-way Mussels (Php 270)
- Kare Kare (Php 240)
- Tuna Belly (Php 300)
This is 300g worth of tuna belly. I guess this was the least favorite of mine but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t delicious.
- Grilled Pusit/Squid (Php 305)
500g of squid is sold at Php61 per 100g. This is actually good but I prefer the stuffed squid better. I guess this really depend on the situation. Grilled squid is best combined with beer while stuffed squid is best eaten during dinner time 😛
- Sizzling Stuffed Pusit/Squid (Php 320)
I loved this!! This is grilled stuffed squid placed in a sizzling plate. It must be the special sauce because it gave the dish a special “umph”!
- Pork Sisig (Php 175)
The sisig is really Congo Grille’s pride! Last 2007, They even won the Sisig Festival for it. Well, what can I say? It is my favorite and after so many years, it is still my favorite! You’re missing a lot if you don’t try this! I always thought that mayonnaise is their secret for their delicious sisig. When I asked the Congo Grill owner & manager, they said it was just the way it’s cooked. Well, it will always remain their secret. But do we care? We just go to Congo Grille if we want to eat the best sisig in town!
- Tuna Sisig (Php 170)
- Congo Rice (Php 180)
this one I never dared to eat. Well mainly because I care so much about my teeth hahaha! I just don’t want to go out smiling with black ink. Seriously, this is one of the best dishes Congo Grille offfers. Squid-ink flavored rice topped with calamares. People swear by it. Some even call to make sure that it is available before they proceed to Congo Grille.
- Bagoong Rice (Php 125)
- Congo Mango (Php 85)
I’m not fond of cakes. This version of graham cake, I must admit was good! Every bit of ingredients were spread out well. It was not overpowering w/c made it a very yummy dessert. This is one of 2 popular desserts that Congo Grille serves.
- Frozen Maki (Php 120)
Of the desserts served tonight, Frozen Maki was my ultimate dessert favorite! We super enjoyed this dessert. I kinda forgot that I was too full already. An excellent twist to the japanese maki, it had vanilla ice cream with ripe mango wrapped in chocolate crepe which was served with chocolate sauce. This is definitely a must-try!!!
Thanks to Congo Grill & Stratigem for the invite. I really really love the food especially the ever-famous sisig! What a great dinner! 🙂
More pictures here.