Friday, June 5

Gostoso Deliciosio?

I always believe that great conversations happen when you have good and delicious food in front of you. It is as if food is the driving force for everyone to produce great topics in dinners or functions. This happened to us when R and I met up with my sister after her shift at Capitol Commons.

Whenever my sister and I would chat over Viber, she would always tell me to try out the restaurants along Kapitolyo or the restaurants near her work place because there are a whole range of cuisines to choose from.

R and I decided to give one of the restos a try since my sister was with us. After searching for a place where there is parking and a space for us to eat, we end up going to Gostoso.

The place had an industrial kind of design with pipes exposed, rough brick walls (I do notice that this seems to be the trend these days for restaurant designs) and wooden furniture. The place was a bit packed when we came in and were lucky because one of the groups were about to leave.

I was told that the restaurant specializes in the peri-peri kind of chicken (the first resto that came to mind was Nando's in Dubai). We browsed through the menu and ordered their Piri Fries for our starters and their Have it All combo which showcases all the meat in their other combo items in the menu - chicken, pork and shrimp with rice and your choice of sides.

The place is not too noisy and you can still hear the person you are talking to and at the same time, tap your fingers with the sound beat that is being played.

Our orders came and visually it was okay. I was thinking since it was a platter for sharing, I was again expecting for portions to be humongous. However I think I have downplayed the portions because we did get full!

Our Have it All platter with the side dishes (see small shrimps) 

I think more than the food, their main attraction were their sauces. They have 3 variants - the garlic butter, the marinara sauce kind and their spicy sauce (I asked R if it was indeed spicy and he said yes).

The trio in their full glory
Parking can be an issue because they can only accommodate 3 cars in the front of the restaurant though they have (I think) hired people to guide and watch over your car in case the spot is full.

Overall, we collectively like the vibe of the restaurant, the food was delicious though I am expecting bigger portions and the staff are courteous and attentive (very important).