We celebrated The Boyfriend’s birthday several weeks ago at H Cuisine. Most of us haven’t heard of the place before, so we became really curious when we saw that it claims to be the “House of the Most Awesome Angus Beef Belly”. I know I won’t be able to eat the beef, but strangely, I was one of the most excited ones to find out if there’s any truth to that statement.
H Cuisine’s second branch is found right along Yakal Street in Makati, right across the new Avida residential building. It occupies a very small space; make sure to keep your eyes peeled so that you don’t miss it. Parking is also a big challenge since they only have two slots in front of the establishment.
Several carafes of Raspberry Iced Tea were ordered for everyone to enjoy along with the meal ahead. I just had one glass of it since it was too sweet for me.
Both the kids and the pickiest eaters in our group enjoyed the Very Berry (Php188.00) salad. Thanks to its sweet, fruity dressing, there wasn’t a need for coercion to have people eat vegetables. Some even asked for seconds! Amazing! :p
Of course, we couldn’t dine here without trying their Most Awesome Angus Beef Belly (Php558.00 for sharing). The photo above doesn’t show the gravy, but don’t panic! A boat of that liquid gold comes with each serving.
Gauging by the reactions and how fast each platter of beef belly was polished off by the others, I believe it’s safe to say that H Cuisine’s Angus beef belly is a certified crowd-pleaser. Everyone was raving about how tender the meat was. It was such a hit that 4 servings of this dish wasn’t enough, we had to order another serving to appease those who were still hankering for more. 🙂
Some of us don’t eat beef, so rather than wallow in self-pity, we made sure we had our fair share of the other items. The Fish Trafalgar on Linguine (Php288.00) was a winner. I suggest steering clear of the bread stick as it doesn’t taste like anything special. Better save those calories for their other items!
The Poached Fish with Lemon Dill Garlic Butter (Php298.00) not only looked beautiful on the plate, its lightness also made it a perfect choice for those who already had enough of the heavy creams and gravy from the other dishes.
We found the Chicken Florentine (Php298.00) to be slightly lackluster. None of the elements in the dish shone through, therefore getting just mediocre reactions.
Just when we thought that everyone’s already filled to the brim, recommendations from both the wait staff and S’s sister-in-law made us get the Loaded Taco Salad (Php288.00). I had the honor of mixing the salad and crushing the tacos since I can’t eat this beefy dish either, but positive reactions came from those who were able to eat it.
Since it would be weird to end a meal with a taco salad, we opted for a more traditional dessert with a mocha cake from the well-loved Hizon’s. We had to pay a Php150 corkage fee because we didn’t order the ones H Cuisine offer in-house. Not too bad, in my opinion.
*Residents of Quezon City and other places up North can enjoy the things H Cuisine has to offer at their branch along Scout Rallos Street.