A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a Zomato Foodie Meet Up at Prime Cafe, a casual dining restaurant located on the Ground Floor of The B Hotel Alabang. I admit, I was hesitant to go at first because of its proximity but a close friend swears by its food so I gave it a go.
As expected, the trip to Prime Cafe was not something to write home about but the hospitality of the staff was a great reminder why some places down south are still worth the travel. Once inside, the cozy restaurant felt warm and welcoming.
My fellow ‘Z Foodies’ and I sampled a few items on the menu plus a couple of new items that have yet to be launched. Quality is fresh, flavour is plenty, and quantity is just right.
We started the food tasting with Miso Soup with Seafood and Tofu. For me, comfort food doesn’t only taste delicious; It uplifts, nourishes, and gives your insides a big hug, which was exactly what this Miso Soup did.
Next, we tried the Pork Sisig, Sizzling Gambas, Crispy Pata, and finally, the Beef Salpicao. While Prime Cafe’s version of Gambas was interesting and tasty, the Sisig just had way TOO MUCH mayonnaise in it. Nice at first few bites but the ‘too much mayonnaise factor’ was just overwhelming.
Also, the Beef Salpicao didn’t really have a good Salpicao flavour. I like mine rich-tasting and bursting with bold flavours. Garlic, soy sauce, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce should all dominate. Sadly, Prime Cafe’s Salpicao was bland and the meat, tough.
The Crispy Pata was definitely on point – Crunchy, flavorful, and the dipping sauce that came with it was just yum! I’d order that again. We concluded the meal with a slice of Belgian Chocolate Cake. It was light on the palate but absolutely indulgent.
All of that being said, I appreciate the creativity of the menu without it feeling pretentious. Not sure if I’m going to go out of my way to eat here but If you are ever on this side of town, this is a place worthy of your visit at least once.