Located at Cravings Center along Katipunan Avenue, C2 or Classic Cuisine, is one of the restaurants I visited for the Manila Signature Dishes 2010. The set that was tasked I try was the Redefined Filipino Classics Set, which included several Filipino favorites, such as the Sinigang, cooked in a modern way.
One of the best sellers of the restaurant, the Crispy Ribs Sinigang was the first one served. Sinigang has a big following in the Philippines, but now, C2 redefined the way of cooking by infusing the crispy fried ribs with the popular soup dish.
The Adobong Sitaw came after. I am not really a fan of veggies, and it's the first time I ate Sitaw, or String Beans, and surprisingly I like it. The few pieces of pork and shrimps made it more exciting and flavorful.
Last served was the Dory Escabeche. It's a dory fish fillet, pan fried of poached, served with an acidic sweet-sour sauce like vinegar or citrus juice. The sauce was just right. I enjoyed this fish dish.
For dessert, we were served leche flan, or what you could call as a Filipino custard. It's smooth and creamy with the right amount of sweet syrup poured on top and all over it.
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