Continuing from where we left off, our next stop at Robinson’s Veranda is Hyphy’s by Chef Bruce Lim. It’s one of the notable restaurants in the Veranda Row especially for its laid-back and casual feel. Hyphy’s serves dishes chef Bruce grew up with which are Filipino foods in San Francisco. The Cobb Salad (P260) is a good start with its finely-grilled chicken strips along with the vegetable salad. But the most memorable dish on the table was the Bangus Steak. The large de-boned milkfish was pan-fried evenly and that special sauce is nothing short of addicting. It quickly became the favorite on our table.
Honestly speaking, I’m more of a hole-in-the wall and hidden nook type of person when it comes to choosing eateries and try to steer clear of the malls as the food outlets there tend to be too commercial. But of course, there’s always room for exceptions especially if the establishment has something unique to offer. Besides, nothing beats the comfort and accessibility of malls. Robinson’s Galleria, which is like a neighbor to me being only a 15 minute-ride away from home, opened up their new Veranda section and we get to try their numerous restaurants in the row.
For the foodie with a bigger than average appetite, there is a constant battle waged against small portions. Should I place two orders instead of just one? Should I place an additional order after the first one comes? Such is the perennial dilemma of the hearty eater. Count us happyfoodies in that category.
Happily, there’s no such dilemma at Bigby’s Café and Restaurant. With roots in Cagayan de Oro City, Bigby’s makes its way to Manila, opening its newest branch at the atrium of SM Megamall recently. True to its name, the food we were served came in big, nay, humongous portions. But how does the food taste? Follow us as we navigate our way to the Bigby’s food trip menu.