Saturday, December 11, 2010

Manila's Signature Dishes 2010: Outback Steakhouse


Unilever Foodsolutions and Casillero del Diablo wines really picked out great restaurants to include in the Manila’s Signature Dishes 2010. Next up in our list was Outback Steakhouse. We were met by the restaurant’s managing partner Dan Co, and served us with the Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Demiglace and Béarnaise Set.


We were given complimentary Bushman’s bread, or more commonly known as honey wheat bread, which was served with cream and placed on top of a chopping board. We loved the bread so much because of its taste and texture. We wanted more, but we had to save room for the set we were to try.


For starters, they served the Creamy Onion Soup, and the Crispy Calamari Salad. I loved the soup because it had a lot of onion in it, and it’s really creamy with 2 kinds of cheese on top of it. It’s very tasty, and a good starter. The Crispy Calamari Salad is made of generous servings of crispy fried calamari drizzled with garlic aioli dressing and served over a mix of fresh romaine lettuce, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes. It’s topped with sliced olives, parsley and Parmesan shreds. It’s a great salad dish.


Now for the main course, we were served medium well Beef Tenderloin with Mustard Demiglace and Béarnaise. It’s made of 6oz of Australian beef tenderloin medallion, seasoned and seared to perfection, served on a bed of mustard demiglace and topped with béarnaise sauce. It’s served with a side of oven-roasted seasonal vegetables and pesto garlic mashed potatoes topped with Parmesan shreds and thyme. The beef was tender, and the sauce pairing was perfect. It’s best enjoyed with a glass of wine, a cabernet sauvignon to cap off a tasty meal.


This set is perfect for couples, and is something I would recommend to those who want to enjoy good food this holiday season.

Unilever Foodsolutions (UFS), being the preferred foodservice business partners among restaurateurs, felt the need to acknowledge notable restaurants who are developing Manila as a culinary city. They have partnerered with select restaurants within the metropolis in coming up with signature dishes. UFS has synergized with these restaurants, both through dish development and promotion campaign for these signature dishes, in achieving one common goal: coming up with a different culinary experiences that provide value for money and culinary memories for diners.

If you're a restaurateur (or an aspiring one) and in need of help in coming with your signature dish, call (632) 588-8855 or email at


  1. That looks absolutely mouth-watering.

    We only really have one steakhouse in the city and I still can't muster the courage to enter it. But Outback looks inviting from the outside...

  2. i love the complimentary bushman bread. teehee!!



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