7 Must-Try Don Henrico’s Dishes: Pizza, Pasta and More
If you and your family are looking for a restaurant that will surely satisfy your hungry stomach, Don Henrico’s is the place to be. Without a doubt, Don Henrico’s is one of the most popular casual Italian restaurants in the Philippines today and it stays true to its promise of delivering great pizza, pasta and more. Here are 7 dishes that I would highly recommend:
7 Must-Try Don Henrico’s Dishes: Pizza, Pasta and More
7. Summer Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
This served as our appetizer. For the health-conscious ones out there, you will surely love this one. It is a combination of crisp lettuce leaves with grapes, mangoes, kiwi, mandarin oranges and walnuts. It is served with a dressing that will definitely get you craving for more: the strawberry vinaigrette dressing. Interesting, huh?
Its delightful color will definitely please your eyes and your stomach. It also shows consistency for it has a light burst of sour taste that matches the light color of the dish. It definitely complements the sweet fruits. It is truly the perfect starter. Or a perfect middle-er or ender if you just can’t get enough of it.
6. Tutto D’ Mare
A seafood pasta you’ll surely love and remember for the rest of your life. A best-seller in the pasta group where the shrimps and squid are cooked in flavorful marinara sauce with garlic, chili, tomatoes and selected herbs smothered over linguine noodles. This will make your world go round.
I would recommend this to those who love red sauce-based pasta. What’s unique about it is that its sauce isn’t heavy and thick compared to the usual. You will surely taste the seafood-ness of it, but will never get tired of it. Yes, it’s possible! The pasta is cooked al dente – cooked to be firm to the bite. Definitely loved it, even if I’m not a seafood type of person!
5. X.O. Seafood Pasta
In the darkest night hour, you’ll search through the crowd this pasta (see what I did there). Anyway, seafood lovers will love this. Different from the red-sauce based pasta, this one is an oil-based pasta. It is much healthier and oilier, but still tasty. It will definitely capture your cravings for seafood because the fullness and the richness of the taste of seafood is really incorporated in the pasta. I know you want this.
4. Don Henrico’s Supreme Pizza
Pizza lovers, this is what you have been waiting for. Try Don Henrico’s own creation of Supreme Pizza: with Pepperoni, beef, ham, mushroom, pineapple tidbits, onion, bell pepper and black olives, homemade ricotta cheese and tasty cheese served with red sauce.
This is a must for all pizza lovers. It may seem like the ordinary Supreme Pizza, but what’s interesting about it is that its crust cannot be compared with any other. With the cheesiness and flavorful toppings, it’s just the perfect pizza. Fun fact: the crust of their pizza doesn’t get too crunchy even if it gets a little bit cold. Trust me.
3. Chicken Ala Buffalo
Traditional upstate New York style tender pieces of chicken legs marinated, cooked, and coated with tangy BBQ sauce.
Mark my word: you will love this a lot. The chicken is really juicy and bursting with flavor. It really matches their sauce made of combined mayo, vinegar, parmesan, and sugar sauce. There will be fireworks in your mouth once you indulge in this. It is the best for me – a little biased, though, because I am a meat lover. However, I guarantee that you’ll get more than what you pay for because the chickens are big enough to fill you up. Don’t even think about it. Just order this.
2. Toblerone Cheesecake
Of course, after the main course comes our favorite: dessert. Everybody has room for dessert, no matter how full we are – even more so when it involves chocolate plus cheesecake combined (ooh lala!)
I love the softness and creaminess of the cheesecake and the melt-in-your-mouth feeling – foodgasm indeed. Plus, the chocolate makes everything better and sweet in a way. It’s the perfect combination. I actually wanted more of this; I was just too full to order more. I will definitely come back for this!
1. Chocolate Nirvana Cake
You can never go wrong when ordering an all-chocolate cake. The moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache layers topped with dark ganache frosting (another ooh lala)!
If you want to play it safe and guarantee your value for money, try this. It will certainly make the chocolate lovers feel like they’re in chocolate heaven. The sweetness is just perfect for everybody’s tastebuds.
Are you drooling now? Then get up and go to your nearest Don Henrico’s branch and be sure to try at least one of these. You will not regret it. Besides, there are more reasons for you to love Don Henrico’s. One of which, without a doubt, would be their friendly and accommodating staff. There is also their unique and great ambience in the store. Another fun fact: they have a different theme for each branch as they want to portray the ship’s voyage to places. Lastly, you’ll love how large their servings are – perfect for sharing and inviting your friends and family over!
A photo op with Mr. Noel Santos, Mr. Anthony Mercado, and fellow WIM writers
Ms. Leila, Branch Manager and a lovely staff
So, if you’re looking for a place to feast that offers great food, a great ambience, a chance to be with your friends and your families and more value for your money, don’t forget to try Don Henrico’s. You can also check out The Mind Museum afterwards for another ultimate family bonding experience!
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