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5/09/2008

Quattro






Sometimes you crave for decadence in your dining experience, but there are times when you just want food. Honest-to-goodness, no frills food. This was exactly the kind of food that I was craving for and this craving led me straight to Quattro.



Quattro has always been known to my group as a drinking place and not necessarily a food place. It was not until I joined my current company (which is run by the son of Quattro's owner) that I began seeing this place in a new light. Slowly, Quattro has become a place to go to for simple and good food.


Our menu for that night consisted of the following: Fried Cheese Puffs, Sizzling Tofu, Chicken Teriyake, Baked Fish, Garlic Rice and Quattro Carousel.




The fried cheese puffs were simple yet addictive. It's not overwhelmingly salty like you would expect as the batter has enough flour to compensate for the saltiness of the cheese. The garlic mayo dip also made it yummier. It was quite a steal at 85 pesos...we weren't able to finish it!!
Next we had the tofu with garlic, mushrooms and oyster sauce. It was a great dish which was lighter than most of the things we had. Once again, this dish was very inexpensive
The chicken teriyaki was another okay dish but it was a bit salty for my taste. I'm not sure if it seemed salty because I've had other dishes with salt in them and I was already saturated with salt when I ate this, or it was just salty. The salt content wasn't offensive at all, you would just need a whole lot of rice to eat with it. =)
Wooohooo, now here's the dish which made me drag Ruy up to here. The baked fish. This is one of their bestsellers and it's my personal favorite (thanks to Ruy who introduced this to me in the past). It's just soooo good!! 188 pesos will get you a white fish wrapped in foil with a garlicky sauce on top of it. I have never had it overcooked so I know that the people in Quattro really know how to cook their fish. I could eat one whole order myself! During this meal however I was kind enough to share it with Ruy...hehehe

Normally, we don't even mention rice in this blog but their garlic rice deserves some mention though. It's WONDERFUL. I have been trying to figure out what they do differently but I can't. My boss (whose family owns this resto, and who came up with the recipe for the rice) also refuses to tell me...sigh


They have a signature drink which is perfect for the summer time called Quattro Carousel. It's a concoction with Singkamas (turnip), Carrots and Cucumber plus a medley of fruits. It's refreshing and it helps you deal with the guilt of eating all the other dishes...after all it has veggies so it's healthy right?

(Our entire meal together with the drinks and 2 orders of Large Bibingka for take out cost us 800++...not bad eh?)












24 comments:

ALiNe said...

Yum yum...
Haoppy Mothers day!

carlotta1924 said...

wow, all of those at 800 bucks plus? affordable nga! =) my bro often went there with his friends but he never said anything about the food there.

belated happy mother's day liv! =)

whiffandasip said...

This is good value! Where is Quattro?

orange said...

looks masarap...kakagutom

tutubi said...

masarap nga dyan. ilang beses na ako nakakain dyan

Sakai said...

havent eaten here though i see it often, hows the ambience? can i bring family? kids?
P.S. to Whiffandasip- its in Timog Ave..

Liv said...

Thanks Aline!!

Liv said...

Thanks for the greeting Carlotta. The food here is really unbelievably affordable. Value for money talaga.

Liv said...

Hi whiffandsnip, it's along Timog Avenue, if you are coming from Edsa then it's after the gas station but before Santi's

Liv said...

Orange: It does make you hungry huh? I'm feeling hungry looking at it now as well...=)

Liv said...

Tutubi: Sarap na inexpensive pa right? Thanks for visiting!

Liv said...

Hi Sakai, it's a barkada/drinking place. I personally wouldn't take Andrea there if I were to go there at night.

spanx said...

going there asap for the GARLIC RICE!!

kahit walang ulam....

Orange76 said...

Hi. Taga South ako so I'm not quite familiar with the QC area. Coming from Edsa, how do I get to Quattro? Any helpful landmarks? Salamat!

arpee lazaro said...

looks like a nice place to dine with reasonably priced food. will go there this weekend! thanks for the tip

Liv said...

Spanx: Perfect. It's really near your office.=)

Orange76:From Edsa you enter Timog Ave. Keep going until you pass a Shell station at an intersection on your left, Quattro should come on the same side soon after that.

Arpee: Enjoy!=)

mirage2g said...

Just reading the list of food, I was thinking these must be good and seeing the photos confirmed my thought...Yum!

You are invited to join the Food for Which My City/Town is Known for Listing. See you!

spanx said...

ruyliv,


on my way to QuaTTro now....
woooohoooo!!

toni said...

Is this Quattro along Tomas Morato? :)

Ruy & Liv! I'd like to invite you to a contest I'm sharing on my blog:
http://wifelysteps.com/2008/05/19/celebrate-5-years-with-wifely-steps/
If you're interested, I hope you drop by! Thank you!

Mec said...

is this also the billiards place? I think, ten thousand years ago, I often went to play billiards there and loved their pizza too much :)


Mec of Hope This Helps You

Cynthia said...

Actually, no-frills food is what I crave often.

mikky said...

hi...is it possible for you to share the exact address of Quattro? Do they accept credit cards? Really look interesting... thanks for sharing your finds...

meow. said...

i LOVE the fish here! thanks for reminding me of this place! it has been ages since i was last here :)

Tricia said...

hi.. im currently planning for my sister's debut, could you give me some suggestions for a nice big place with good food but not overpriced.. thanks.. :D

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