(SPOT.ph) You can rant about your expanding waistline all you want, but you know you can’t eliminate rice from your diet. Temper the craving, yes, but can you imagine totally erasing it from salty tapa? Tangy chicken inasal? Saucy sisig? Culinary blasphemy, we daresay. In honor of this Filipino food staple-and the fact that 2013 has been declared the National Year of Rice in the Philippines-we give you a list of restaurants that doesn’t scrimp on this beloved carb.
Pair it with: Katsuretsu Sets, Pork Katsu Set (P195).
Katsu Cafe has branches on Katipunan Avenue and Banawe, Quezon City
Pair it with: Paa (P99)
Click for a list of Mang Inasal branches.
Yabu: House of Katsu
Pair it with: Rosu - Pork Loin Sets , 3/4 inch thick, juicy pork cutlet with trimming of fat. (180g - P405) (120g - P355) (90g - P315)
Click here for a list of Yabu branches.
Pair it with: Inihaw na Rellenong Bangus (P198)
Available in all Pixie’s Sinugba branches.
Pair it with: Binukadkad na Pla-Pla is a Bistro Remedios original, overgrown tilapia butterflied and fried to delightful crispiness, served with balo-balo relish and mustasa leaves(P395)
Click here for a list of Abe branches.
Pair it with: Honey Chicken Teriyaki Bento, chicken chunks covered in delicious and sweet teriyaki sauce (P165)
Click here for a list of Tokyo Tokyo branches.
Slice ’n’ Dice
Pair it with: Their best seller, T-Bone Steak (P99)
Available in all Slice ’n’ Dice branches.
Pair it with: Mushroom Delight Meal (P93)
Click here for a list of Mushroom Burger branches.
Cafe de Bonifacio
Pair it with: Pocherong Pata, smoked pork cutlets stewed with fresh veggies and banana (p415)
Cafe de Bonifacio is at Level 5 at The Podium, Ortigas Center, Pasig.
Pair it with: Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl (P99)
Available in all Ramen X branches.
Pair it with: Hainanese Delights’s best-selling White Chicken (P130)
Available in all Hainanese Delights branches.
Pair it with: Liempo (p99)
Click here for a list of Chicken Deli branches.
Pair it with: Chicken Teriyaki, fresh, tender, and juicy quarter-cut chicken marinated in special Karate Kid teriyaki sauce made with Japanese soy sauce, then grilled to perfection (p99)
Click here for a list of Karate Kid branches.
Pair it with: Cebu Lechon Liempo (p135)
Click here for a list of Chic-boy branches.
Pair it with: Mama’s Sweet Chicken Adobo (P99+)
Available in all Adobo Connection branches.
Pair it with: Seafood Kare-Kare where instead of meat, they put in prawns, mussels, and squid (P313)
Click here for a list of Kanin Club branches.