Universe Gastrolounge

by - November 11, 2014

I am no club girl, that all of my close friends know. If I get invited to party in one, expect a no from me. It's not my scene and I was just never into it. That's why I'm really glad that nightclubs have been more generous with people like me who aren't into that. What do I mean? Clubs that have included fine dining in their scene. I actually blogged about one club that offers this kind of experience. You can read it HERE. :)

The other club that I'm talking about is none other than the newly opened Universe at Resorts World Manila. They not only have a night club, but a Universe Gastrolounge as well and last night, I got to have a taste of their scrumptious food!

I adore their chalkboard menu :) So neat!

The place is spacious and cozy. This is the perfect to bring your friends when you want to have a nice dinner out. There's a bar and they have a wide food selection and they're mostly good for sharing and at pocket-friendly prices too, as you can see on the menu. :)

First up in any dinner is the appetisers, of course! Truth be told, I got overwhelmed that we got served for the five appetisers, but I'm not complaining!!

Black Bikini Jamon Serrano & cheese sandwich: black truffle jam
Electric Eel: tempura shrimp, unagi, crab salad, tempura bits

Almondigas: Angus beef meatballs, smoked tomato sauce
Kalifornia roll: mani crab sticks, fresh mangoes, OP mayo

Falafel: hummus, tzatziki, homemade naan bread
Broken eggs: fried potatoes, chorizo

Pizza: Bacon, mixed mushrooms, caramelized onions
Baby Reubens: Kitayama Wagyu pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese

Salad: Chicken cobb: bacon, blue cheese, ranch dressing, avocado

Patty melt: grilled Angus beef patty, caramelized onions, American cheese

They're a lot, I know! But I was able to get a bite out of all of them and my ultimate favourite would have to be the Chicken Cobb salad, because the sauce wasn't overwhelming, it was refreshing and new to my palette. The Black Bikini Jamon Serrano & Cheese sandwich is love! I guess it must be the truffle jam, speaking to my tummy!:) Don't get me wrong though, they're all good. But if I were to choose, those two would be on my top list!

After the feast of appetisers, it was the MAIN dishes next for us!

BBQ Angus beef rib lets: coleslaw, creamy potato salad

If you're a fan of ribs, then you'll love this! It has that sweet BBQ taste that complements well with the sour taste of the potato salad and guess what? You won't have any hassle of eating this cos it's boneless!

Chicken souvlaki: tzatziki, tomato & red onion salad, herbed butter rice

For those of you who love Greek food, you'll surely enjoy this! Great thing is you can eat it with either the stick or the usual knife and fork. :)

BLT: Bacon, Linguine & Truffle cream sauce

One word: TRUFFLE. Who doesn't love truffle?? Especially on their pasta! Bacon and truffle go so perfect with each other! I can eat this everyday!

Meatloaf & gravy: mashed potatoes, garlic buttered green beans

meatloaves aren't really my thing. But I did enjoy the creamy mashed potato and yummy greens!

Can you already feel how full I was from eating all those?? Haha!:) But no matter how full we were that night, there's always room for dessert!

Trailer Park Monte Cristo: deep fried PB&J

This was something different for me. Who knew you could fry PB&J and taste so incredibly good?? Salty with a hint of sweet! This is something unique and worth to try. :)

Bananas Foster Sundae: banana cupcake a la mode

My favourite!! I love that instead of the typical brownie, they have banana cake!:) I don't think I can ever look at a brownie with ice cream with as much love as I feel for this!

What a gastronomic night at the Universe Gastrolounge, indeed! It was such a stress reliever for me since I came from class that night. It was like eating comfort food; fries, sandwiches and PB&J! Ahhh love!:) Thank you so much to my girls Marie and Keigh for inviting me!:)

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  1. Wow! I was starved by the photos! More power to your blog!

  2. Oh my God! I wanna drag the boyfriend here! Hehe. We are both not clubbing people but we are food people. We love trying out new food! :D



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