Lunch at CookBook Kitchen
June 4, 2011
It was my first time in Eastwood so everything looks so new to me. The place looks like a mix of office buildings, condominiums and malls into one big area. Basically, it is very easy to get lost here especially on your first visit.
My sister recommended us to go to Cookbook kitchen but I wanted to try something fishy. Oh well, I guess we will go to something fishy in the future because we landed at Cookbook kitchen.
We were given a storybook… wait, it is their menu to order and here were our orders…
Cookbook Kitchen Seafood Basket – PHP 320
Light & crispy calamari, shrimp, fish & onion rings
This can serve as an appetizer or viand depending on what you want to do with it. It contains fried fish fillet, calamari, and onion rings. I only tried only one piece then moved over to the next dishes.
Cookbook Restaurant Bacon Mushroom Pasta – PHP 260
“Fusilli w/ bacon, mushrooms in creamy white sauce”
I liked this one because it is carbonara. Period. haha :D
Cookbook Restaurant Tomato Basil Shrimp Pasta – PHP 260
“Linguine w/ shrimp in tomato-basil sauce”
My taste was already taken over by carbonara so I couldn’t taste this properly anymore. I only ate the shrimp lol :)
Cookbook Kitchen CBK Chicken – PHP 370
“Whole chicken breast fillet with cheese, ham and basil stuffing served hot with Italian pesto and roasted tomatoes”
I only got a little slice of this one that I did not managed to try out the stuffing (based from the description). It would be unfair to judge it from the chicken taste only because I can only say that it was grilled and had a mild sour taste (due to the sauce).
Cookbook Kitchen Chicken Zucchini – PHP 350
When I ate this, I was able to eat sweet and sour chicken because of the combination of this dish and the previous chicken dish. I have no idea what zucchini was so I had to check it out.
Zucchini – A green variety of smooth-skinned summer squash. Is this similar to an eggplant? or they are the same?
For me, I can call this meal as cheesy chicken rice topping instead.
Cookbook Kitchen Beef Ribbonettes – PHP 370
“Thinly sliced beef served w/ asparagus tips”
I don’t think these slices were thin. They are as big as my fingers but they are so soft and tender that I could have eaten them all if it was my order. Delicious even without the gravy!
Cookbook Kitchen Holiday Roast Pork – PHP 350
“Simply melts in your mouth”
The reason why I ordered this one was because of the catch-line “melts in your mouth”. When I tried it, I was surprised because it was so soft that I could literally break it apart just by using my tongue. It was tasty that I did not mind that I was able to eat pig fat (which I generally avoid as much as possible).
Cookbook Kitchen Parmesan Crusted Fish – PHP 320
“Rich, succulent, and baked!”
This is their best-seller. Parmesan Cheese and Mayo on top while a generous serving of fish fillet below. It was delicious and was gone quite quickly from our table.
…and for dessert, we all settled for one slice of…
Cookbook Kitchen Kittins Scarlet Cake – PHP 160
This was the first time I saw a red cake. It was delicious because it wasn’t too sweet. It makes you want to eat more.
Note: I really thought they were unique on this one… but when we went to inside the mall, one of the weekend vendors there had the same thing (similarly priced). I haven’t tried it once but I’m hoping they can’t beat the original. :)
It was a filling lunch at cookbook kitchen however, it was expensive. You would have to shell out around PHP300 per dish…
Till next time,
Cookbook Kitchen, Eastwood
1880-A Bldg., Eastwood City, Libis
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Restaurant by Mall: Eastwood Mall
Restaurant by Location: Quezon City