I had been craving for steak in Kimpura for weeks now but somehow, things failed to work out. Sunday we set the date but nature refused to cooperate. I guess my admixture of breakfast food which might have been an odd mixture. It included a Nature Valley granola bar (fruit trail mix) and popsicle, so you get the drift. We couldn’t leave the house Sunday.
Yesterday, I thought of ordering pork barbecue for husband from, where else, Serye. But the branch in Quezon Circle said to try Eastwood. When I called Eastwood, the girl asked me, “Saan sa Eastwood ang Loyola?” Uh-oh. I didn’t have the energy to explain and didn’t proceed.
Decided to call Citydelivery to ask if they carry Barrio Fiesta in their roster. No, I was told. I asked what Filipino restos do you have? Wow, when I heard “Cafe Adriatico” I was so excited. Then I realized, “Uh-oh, might be the MOA branch.” But I was lucky and she said they also had Gateway.
So I checked out CA’s menu online as Citydelivery’s refused to appear. And there I saw my CA favorite: chicken ala kiev. Ohlala. I’ve had only two chicken ala kiev favorites in 58 years: Philippine Plaza’s during the wedding anniversary of a classmate’s parents back in the 1980s and Cafe Adriatico’s when it had a branch in Eastwood. So you can just imagine how happy I was to reunite with it yesterday. And the travel time notwithstanding from Cubao to Katipunan, the butter oozed out like it would if I had the dish in the resto. Look:
And of course we had the knockout knuckles that came with the usual sauce of toyo, onion and pepper plus another sauce that had chili, garlic and oil – which sets CA’s crispy pata apart, light years apart from any other similar dish elsewhere.
Oh and to assuage my carnivore guilt, I did order chef (caesar’s? – you know why I’m confused, of course) salad, largely for husband. Of it I had one leaf, two slices of ham, a quarter of boiled egg, and thousand island dressing.
I think CA will be my favorite Citydelivery.ph partner establishment for a long time starting yesterday.