Ate Faye, our cousin Balu, and I had to wait before the showing of Les Miserables so we decided to grab a bite. We only had an hour so we quickly entered Tender Bob's, much to my delight. It was my first time there and I heard their food tastes great.
Balu opted for their Chicken Tenders, Ate Faye their Pork Chops, and me, being the pasta junkie that I am, their Baked Ziti. Of course, we shared our orders anyway. :)
This is so mouth-wateringly good! The breaded chicken breasts are cut in nice, chunky pieces –really great for sharing. The meat is juicy, tender, and has the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It also comes with a sour cream dip and french fries on the side
...Talk about the cherry on top!
Their original chicken tenders goes with a honey and mustard sauce and costs 20 bucks less. But we don't care, this one's a gold mine! I highly recommend this.
According to their website, this is one of their best-sellers. Grilled pork chops, an assortment of veggies (carrots, corn on the cob, snap beans) and a gravy boat. One can choose between a side of mashed potatoes or rice. We all agreed that it was okay. The meat was juicy and tasty, yes, but it was ordinary. Nothing mind blowing. Ate Faye said the meat was a bit tough for her.
Penne pasta in bolognese sauce smothered with cream and cheese. That's what it says on the menu and it's exactly that. The pasta was truly smothered in a bed of cheese and sauce. It's so rich and creamy yet so clean and light at the same time.
It tastes so pure; no complicated ingredients, no funny tastes from herbs and what-nots. I kind of suspect the garlic breads on the side are meant for wiping one's plate clean. I've had a lot of pasta dishes in the past but this one's definitely made the top of my list.
Our bill was on the costly side (Thank heavens, Ate's paying!) since they also have 10% tax plus we ordered drinks. But hey, the food was divine! We were a bit regretful that we chose such a great place when we only had an hour to spare. It felt like ages before the meals were served and we wished we got to enjoy them to the fullest; at a slower, more relaxed pace. That's why we vowed to go back there... Soon! Haha!
Tender Bob's - 4F The Block, SM North EDSA, Quezon City