We were once again hungry after a day of stressful work. Joms and I decided to try out some place new and I suggested Adobo Republic which I saw once we were at Starbucks Pearl Drive. We went there to have a taste of the most liked Filipino food, the adobo.
The Adobo Republic serves adobo in the most creative way. They have chicken adobo, pork adobo, adobong kangkong, spicy adobo and anything you could think of with that soy sauce vinegar and spices mixture.
Their restaurant was located at Pearl Plaza at Pearl Drive near Starbucks. It could be found on the second floor of the building. It is quite hidden but they have a large signage that no one will miss.
Their place is quite small, good for small groups. They share a place with a café that also serves beer. Their place is well lit even though it was a bit small, just right to have dinner and chill for a while.
There are only a few customers that comes there at that time. I wonder how they are doing on other time of the day.
We decided to order their Sarap Combo Meal #2. It was a Chicken and Pork Adobo Diablo with Adobo Rice, a plate of Adobong Kangkong and a glass of Dalandan Juice. It also comes with a scoop of Ube Ice Cream to finish things up.
We waited for a while before our order came. It was a bit quick, less than 10 minutes since there are only a few people there.
The Adobo Diablo was good. It was spicy. I’m not really a fan of spicy food but this one, I really liked. The serving was a bit small though, one small piece of chicken adobo and a few bits of port adobo plus a lot of sauce and rice. But it was just enough since I couldn’t handle spicy food that much, and I should say, the Adobo Diablo was really really spicy. It was overpowering the adobo flavor that you couldn’t recognize the vinegar and soy sauce flavor in it. The Adobong Kangkong blends well with it. It neutralizes the spiciness and make you taste the flavor of the adobo in the dish. I like the combination of the vegetable and the spicy meat, it really goes well together.
The Dalandan Juice was nothing special. It was just like an ordinary powdered juice. It just washes away the spiciness of the adobo as you eat.
After that spicy dish, our pallets were washed by the cold Ube Ice Cream that was served last. It was really nice that the spicy flavor was gone after that. I think that is why they added that to the menu.
It was a new food experience and I liked it. I never imagined adobo being that spicy. Maybe next time I cook, I’ll add a bit of kick to the ordinary adobo. It was really delicious and I wonder why was this the first time we tried it out there.
It was another filling dinner that night and I enjoyed the food and relaxed from the stressful day at work. I guess I’ll recommend that place to anyone who likes adobo. They must try it out there espcially the Adobo Diablo.