The Sunbaked King

Five Cows


What? It seems to be proud of its ice cream creations.

Where? Trinoma, North Avenue, Quezon City

Let’s break it down:

Food. For our entrees, Kenneth ordered the Red Wine Chicken Adobo (FTM: Thigh, drumstick, and wing. Red wine adobo sauce. Pickled vegetables. Rice.). I chose the Grilled Honey-Bourbon Chops (FTM: Porkchops. Honey-bourbon glaze. Buttered vegetables. Rice.). Actually, I urged Kenneth to take on the adobo. I was intrigued by the inclusion of red wine, and besides, chicken adobo is always a delicious dish, wherever it may be served. 

Sad to say, the adobo was bland, and lacked that little kick. I’m not even sure if the red wine was present. If so, it was underwhelmingly subtle. The chicken was cooked perfect, but the lack of taste nullified that positive aspect of the dish. My pork chops, on the other hand, were superb. The honey-bourbon glaze really gave the meat a sweet but tangy taste which my taste buds appreciated.

Speaking of sweet, we moved on to dessert.  Since the restaurant was so confident of their ice cream delicacies they named their place as a “Resto and Ice Cream Bar,” we had to taste for ourselves. Kenneth had the Ferrero Crunch Supreme (FTM: The most talked about creation! Classic vanilla ice cream mixed with crunchy bits and our very own concoction of choco hazelnut filling. Definitely a must try for those who enjoy a truly amazing chocolatey experience!), while I had the House Specialty, Blueberry Crumble (FTM: Two generous scoops of classic vanilla ice cream, blueberry filling and streusel bits.) The lack of exclamation points in my description was a give-away that the Ferrero Crunch Supreme was, indeed, going to reign supreme. It’s sin in chocolate form.

Ambiance. I hate restaurants with seats that extend to the outside, where people walking by can see you struggling with your pork chops, or licking the underside of your spoon for residual ice cream bits. Five Cows is one such place. The inside looks inviting (yellow lights, yay) and comfortable, but the outside was just a dreary place to be in.

Service. Given our unfortunate seating, it was difficult to get the servers’ attention. Fortunately, all bad feelings were gone by the time they’re done, since the servers make it a point to be as accommodating and as yielding as possible. And we got a free Five Cows cap!*

* Not exactly free. It’s an additional 50 pesos for every single receipt worth 1,000 pesos. Hee.


Filed under: Gastronomy

9 Responses

  1. JM says:

    what? u didn’t try their flaming alaska? sayang!! hehe

  2. makmak says:

    How come we didn’t get the cap thing when we ate there “x” months ago?! Lol. We spent over a thousand pesos as well. Well, my bestfriend did anyway. Lol.

  3. kerwinray says:

    @JM: I was tempted to, but the couple beside us already ordered it. So I saw the whole “flaming” spectacle already. That’s half the price na, right? Haha

    @Makmak: Hmmm, it seems to be an anniversary thing, Mak. If I’m not mistaken, it runs until the end of August. 🙂 You can treat your best friend, then. Haha

  4. tristan says:

    nag-improve na ang iyong resto reviewing skillz, bai.

  5. kerwinray says:

    Thanks. Kayo kasi ni Alfie e! Hahaha. I accept constructive criticism, and this is one I truly embraced. I took photos of the menus so I could remember the details about the food. Haha.

  6. tristan says:

    wow! we get credit? coolness…

  7. kerwinray says:

    Hahaha. Credit where credit is due. 🙂

  8. tojipot says:

    naubusan kami ng cow cap nung kumain kami jan. sayang! gusto ko pa naman ng cap.. *ahem*

  9. kerwinray says:

    Tagal na nung promo na yun Toj! 😦

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