Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gusto Ko Sa Gostoso (Piri-Piri Chicken)

I really find it amusing how the internet reconnects people. Just a few weeks back, I met up with a balikbayan friend I met when I visited San Francisco. I promised that in case he visits Manila, I’ll return the favor and buy him a good meal. I was just not expecting it to be a sudden and unplanned meet up on All Saints’ Day. (I’m quite a planner when it comes to things that involve food.)
Since it was an impromptu dinner on a day that some restaurants were closed, we decided to explore Kapitolyo. My favorite Open Kitchen was closed while Silantro as always, was packed that night.

My other favorite place, Gostoso had a few vacant tables so we decided to settle with the Piri-Piri place.
Since it was already a bit late, we decided not to go wild with the order and just went with an order of Piri-Piri Fries (PHP90) and Half and Half of Chicken and Shrimp Skewers (PHP785). I was also in the mood to drink that night so we ordered a carafe of red sangria (PHP370).
First served was the plate of Piri-Piri fries with sour cream dip. It had a tangy flavor that made it addicting. (Fine, I’m biased as I love anything tangy.)
Next served was the red sangria with fruit chunks. J and I munched on the fruits as palate cleanser and dessert. I didn’t get a hint of the wine though.

And finally, the Half and Half was served.

Okay, it looked a bit sad but the taste did not disappoint.
The chicken though was a bit drier compared to the first time I went there. The shrimps on the other hand were a bit bland so you might want to keep the Piri-Piri sauce beside you if you order this one.
The sides—cream of corn and spinach were delightful as always. The olive rice made the meal extra yummy too.

Thank you, Gostoso for another great meal. Hope you enjoyed your meal, J.

Gostoso is located at 51-B East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

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