Even if you’re on a diet, there should be at least one day in every week for “cheat day.” And on that rare day, it is but right to enjoy the most comforting of food in exchange for the calories. During cheat day, which is practically every day for me, here are some of the food I indulge in because they are delicious and the calories are sooooo worth it!
10. Wings World from Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings
One dozen wings, three flavors namely Smokey Barbecue, Garlic Parmesan, and Nagoya Tebasaki. Best to devour with an ice-cold beer. Best to enjoy with friends to experience a variety of flavors. Get this and then split the bill.
Photo from: Frankie’s FB Page
9. Beef Nachos from Silantro
An appetizer you can share with your best buds from Silantro is their melted cheese-topped nachos. This is a crunchy starter to any meal and also a best friend to your ice cold beer.
Address: 75 East Capitol Dr, Pasig City / UP Town Center, Quezon City
8. Dirty Fries from Charlie’s Grind and Grill
Fresh Igorota Idaho potatoes with rock salt and ground black pepper, with bleu cheese, bacon bits, diced tomatoes, green onions, and then topped with grilled chicken liver. Chicken liver FTW!
Address: 16 East Kapitolyo Dr. Kapitolyo, Pasig City / Ronac Art Center / Greenbelt Radissons, 1a Aguirre St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
7. Roasted Latin Chicken from Señor Pollo
Photo from: Señor Pollo’s FB Page
A personal favorite is a quarter order of Señor Pollo’s Roasted Latin Chicken with spicy rice and plantains (fried bananas). We brave to fall in the long line outside this restaurant to get a plateful of this scrumptious treat.
Address: F7 building, Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City / 5767 Ebro Street (near Kalayaan Avenue), Makati City
6. King of Kare Kare from Dyce N Dyne
You can pair boardgames with a heavy meal at Dyce N Dyne. The King of Kare Kare will make you feel like a winner even if you’ve been losing on the games. This comfort food of crispy beef ribs and tripe with peanut butter sauce is there to satisfy that craving on the boardgame.
Address: Unit #3 Rosemarie Elements building Pasig Blvd Pasig City, (across SeaOil), Pasig City
5. Hakao from Causeway
Going Chinese when indulging, the Causeway’s hakao will never disappoint. Delicious and plump shrimps are covered with soft and thin wrap. Dip them in soy sauce, calamansi, and chili. Perfect!
4. Angelina’s from La Creperie
Because it’s the best hot chocolate in the metro without having to fly to Paris. Rain or shine, a cup of Angelina’s can definitely paint a smile on my face.
Photo from: La Creperie’s FB Page
3. Frozen Brazo from Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Brazo levels up! The Frozen Brazo from Rustic Mornings is not to miss. After filling up with breakfast food, make sure to get this dessert. It’s breakfast time anyway and at breakfast, I believe we’re all allowed to pig out!
Photo from: Rustic Mornings’ FB Page
Address: #11 Isabelo Mendoza St. San Roque, Marikina City
2. Chocolate Truffle Cake from Mary Grace
The collision of chocolate and truffle forms one of the best and moistest chocolate cake in the land!
Photo from: Cafe Mary Grace’s FB Page
1. Brian’s Ribs from Casa Verde
Described as “Once you taste me, you’ll never forget me,” Brian’s Ribs is the best seller at Casa Verde. This baked pork ribs has a sweet, tangy piquet sauce and is served with rice and corn. Perfect for sharing but since you’re cheating today, go ahead, go solo.
Photo from: Casa Verde’s FB Page
Address: UP Town Center, Quezon City
What’s your go-to comfort food?