64 Scout Rallos Street corner Tomas Morato,
Tel. No. 413-0347; (0917)590-8000
Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Chef Hannah Bagatsing’s cozy hub serves comfort food and more. Click for more.
(SPOT.ph) H-Cuisine in Quezon City has the cozy neighborhood resto vibe down pat: the two-storey home-turned-restaurant has a cozy dining space splashed in a blue and yellow palette with minimal décor and booth seats lining one side of the first floor dining area. The second floor offers a more quiet and spacious dining area for bigger groups and private parties. When full, the small restaurant is a noisy hub of families and groups of friends feasting on Chef Hannah Herrera-Bagatsing's bestseller: the Angus Beef Belly, listed on the menu as the "Most Awesome Angus Beef Belly" (P288, single serving with rice; P428, for sharing).
The declaration has certainly attracted families and curious foodies to this small Quezon City restaurant for the Angus Beef Belly, a serving of slow-roasted tender beef, with its edges slightly charred. The meat slices are served with thick, tasty demi-glace gravy on the side, which is what really makes the dish an easy favorite. According to Chef Hannah, the beef is marinated and is slow-roasted for up to 12 hours. "There are no shortcuts," she says. This is perhaps one of the main reasons why once just-curious customers head back to sample more of Chef Hannah's take on comfort food.
Other H-Cuisine menu options include the Callos ala Don Juan (P268, single serving with rice; P388, for sharing) and the Osso Buco with Grape Relish (P388, for sharing). Not a fan of meat? Go for the Fish Trafalgar on Penne (P228) , with a rich cream sauce blended with truffle oil. Frozen, ready to reheat items are also available to take home.