My family and I tried the newly opened Culinary OutKast Co. along Banawe Street in Quezon City the other Sunday. There weren’t anyone else dining during that time because (1) it was only 6p.m. when we decided to eat, and (2) not a lot of people know of the place yet. My dad was speaking with some of the waiters and apparently, the guy who was preparing our food was the owner of the restaurant. He looks like he was, maybe, a few years out of culinary school and decided to start his own restaurant. Here were the things we tried that evening:
Fish Burger with fries: I’ve always been very open to trying fish or chicken burgers from different places mainly since I can’t enjoy the beef versions. Culinary OutKast’s Fish Burger was okay. It wasn’t disappointing, although the honey mustard (?) sauce wasn’t much.
Cheesy Fish Fillet: Dad ordered this and didn’t like it very much. The cheese didn’t exactly taste like cheese and I think what turned Dad off was the overpowering taste of herbs used in the fish. It was either rosemary, oregano or tarragon; I don’t really remember anymore. (Oh Chef/owner, if you managed to stumble on this blog of mine and read this part, please leave a comment and tell me which herb you used. Thanks!)
Salisbury Steak: This was pretty normal, according to Mom and The Boyfriend. They both ordered the same thing, except Mom’s side dish was potato salad and The Boyfriend’s was mashed potato (as seen on this photo). Presentation was cute though.
White Sea Pizza: This was what Mons ordered. There was one big problem with this pizza: It was too thin to the point that it became so soggy, it wasn’t like eating pizza anymore. Taste-wise? It wasn’t the bomb either. The entire family agreed that this dish needs major improvement.
Overall, the meal was okay: Nothing spectacular and it felt more like a friend wanting to let us taste whatever s/he’s learned from school. I think a little more tweaking here and there and the dishes may improve drastically.
I apologize for not including the prices in this post; I think I threw the receipt away when we stopped by Starbucks after that meal. =p ‘Til the next post! 🙂