Check out my cousin’s second restaurant, GrandMomma’s Kitchen, which opened last December at Il Terrazzo in Quezon City. The restaurant is home to mouth-watering American comfort food, served in big portions and at reasonable prices.
Just to give you an idea on what else you can expect from GrandMomma’s, here’s a snippet I nicked from their official Facebook fan page:
GrandMomma’s Kitchen is plating up home style American comfort food. All the much loved classics – mac n’cheese, porkchops with apple sauce, buttermilk pancakes, and roasted chicken with smashed potatoes – are made from scratch and cooked from memory.
Excited to visit them yet?
Everything about the GrandMomma’s experience is reminiscent of the very essence of a home: a place where you can relax comfortably, where you are able to spend quiet time with people who matter to you, where you can eat to your heart’s content sans judgement (haha).
I love how the interiors are able to combine furniture of different shapes, materials and sizes — and when seen together make up a nice, inviting space. I particularly like the small pockets of decor where elements of an actual home are manifest: books, figurines, jars, plates, artwork. So cozy!
We got meals to share, except for Josh who went solo and yet had a bite of the other dishes. Haha!! Here’s GrandMomma’s Crab Fat and Roasted Garlic Linguine (Php215) – a really, really tasty pasta, the burst in flavor can perhaps be attributed to the thick crabmeat sauce. My brother Jae, who’s a huge fan of crabmeat, couldn’t get enough of this.
And here’s my dad’s pick: Smoked Baby Back Ribs (Php255). (He also had ribs here.) Excellent take on the ribs! I’m not really into Indian food (or anything, really, that reminds me of it) but I’ve grown to appreciate GrandMomma’s cumin-infused rice as it went so well with the meat. Just imagine how heavenly this dish was: perfectly marinated ribs, sweet sauce on the side, spiced rice selection.
Josh had the Classic Cheeseburger (Php210) which he loved down to the last bite. Look at all the cheese oozing out of the burger!
My cousin’s first restaurant, Brown’s, prides itself in their roasted chicken. (Read about that here.) We thought we would be getting the same chicken in GrandMomma’s, but we were in for a surprise. GrandMomma’s Whole Chicken (Php455) was peppery, unlike Brown’s sweet, succulent offering. We very much welcomed the distinction though, and enjoyed GrandMomma’s almost as much as we had Brown’s.
GrandMomma’s chicken came with four sides: (clockwise from top left) Buttered Corn Mix, Coleslaw, Cajun Fries, Mac and Cheese. Each one was a great accompaniment to the chicken, but I will always have a special place in my heart for corn so I liked that one the best.
Mom liked their Double Chocolate Cake’s (Php125) subtle sweetness. The cake itself was a bit dry though, but the icing was amazing!
Presenting my favorite dish of the night: Key Lime Pie (Php125). Very modest presentation for a highly zesty pie. I loved this so much! I’m coming back for it!
We got complimentary Vanilla Sundaes (Php95/serving) just as we finished the cake and pie. (Thank you, Gelo!) I wasn’t able to take a photo, but these also come in chocolate. GrandMomma’s ice cream tastes homemade (although the servers couldn’t confirm) — the flavor so unlike mainstream selections readily available elsewhere. Suffice to say their ice cream was delightful! (They also have Picole ice cream available.)
For our drinks, mom and I split a Pot of Tea (Php90). We got Earl Grey, the default alternative to my favorite, English Breakfast.
Jae got a Rootbeer Float (Php95) and Josh had a Thick Milky Shake (Php115). Both equally yummy!