Food Trip # 15: Bigby's Cafe
This blog actually has been on my drafts for quite some time now, but since I've been busy with so many things lately, and hell everything's been so C-R-A-Z-Y, I didn't had the time to write anything until now. I have dined in a lot of new places these past months too, so my food blog list is already piling up, thus I really need to get on crackin!
My sister's been obsessed with spinach dips ever since her Spinach and artichoke fondue experience at Cyma almost a year ago. That's why we always have a spinach dip appetizer when she's around. This dish is made from baked mozarella, parmesan and spinach, served with baguette toasts on the side. My sister said she still prefered Cyma's because this one's a bit bland compared to the fondue.
If you're an indecisive diner like us on that particular day, the best bet will always be the platter meals. This one's a bunch of Bigby's best-selling appetizers such as the Tijuana quesadillas (flour tortillas with mozarella fillings), Dippy Doodle Doo (golden chicken strips with honey mustard sauce), Chili Flappers (marinated and glazed chiken wings served with sweet chili sauce) and barbecue flavored fries. The food's good and serving's acceptable, but there wasn't any particular dish which stood out.
This one's the Bigby's seafood sampler platter-with a big hunk of tortilla-crusted dory fish, squiggly rings (calamares), two sticks of fire-grilled boomerang shrimps served with rice. The shrimp kebabs were really good I would have to say but that's about it. The rest are deep fried and batter coated, much like their appetizers, so for sure you will easily get that "umay" feeling.
For the verdict:
Two thumbs up for the very attentive and friendly crew. There was one crew who kept on asking us and even chatted with my mom there. Another good thing is this place has wifi connectivity, so I was able to try out the new phone my dad gave me.
The food's ok, but there's really not much to look forward to in terms of food, aside from the Titanic treat I think.
The place really has a good concept, which I think best suits the barkada category. If you and your friends are dying to go on a food trip adventure but don't want to sweat it all out, Bigby's can be a good alternative for you and your barkada's adventurous hunger pangs.
Bigby's Cafe @ Restaurant Manila Branch
SM MegaMall Atrium