I hadn’t heard/ read anything about Sunshine Kitchen prior to my visit, so I wasn’t expecting anything, really, when my feet dragged me to the restaurant. Its location is convenient for me (it’s near work and home!), plus, since The Fort Strip has been a go-to place for food/drinks, I went ahead and gave it a go.
There is nothing sunshine-y about Sunshine Kitchen’s interiors. I had initially thought it’d be a homey, family-friendly type of breakfast place based on its name, but instead I got bricks, wood, and steel, which are essentially more fitted for a cool bistro. I learned later on, however, that the place was inspired by the owner’s daughter (who is her “Little Miss Sunshine”), and was not meant to be a theme cafe of sorts anyway. (If there is anything significantly happy or perky about the place, it would be the yellow chairs.)
I also noted that the place was mostly filled up by young professionals, not so much families grabbing a bite to eat. So yes, they serve alcohol haha.
First up is their Pasta Salad, which I ordered ’cause it felt like hitting two birds with one stone. I love both salad and pasta, so having them both in one plate was a treat.
Unfortunately, a few bites into this, I decided against ordering this on my next visit. It was extremely sour, a bit too zesty for my liking. I did not like how there wasn’t any other contrasting flavor (sweetness? bitterness? anything??) in this that I badly depended on to lower the power of the dressing.
Their Shrimp Pizza was all right, though. It’s definitely not the type that I’d remember for a long time, not even the type to drive to The Fort for, but it was okay. Acceptable.
So, go or no? I’m sure you know by now where I stand haha. All right, all right, to be fair, it was (1) my first time in Sunshine Kitchen and (2) I only tried two items on the menu. Maybe these aren’t enough to formulate good judgement on the place, but one thing is for sure — that wasn’t a great first visit.
I looked up articles on Sunshine Kitchen though, and the writers seemed to have enjoyed their time in the place, so maybe it’s just me.
- CHECK IT OUT: Sunshine Kitchen at The Fort Strip, Taguig by Sasha Lim Uy
- Sunshine Kitchen by Patty Laurel
- Sunshine Kitchen by Man About Manila
Taste – 2/5 | Ambience – 4/5 |Variety – 4/5 | Service – 4/5 | Pricing – 4/5 | Would Go Back? – Maybe
Sunshine Kitchen | 2F Fort Point Building 1, The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig