C2 Classic Cuisine - Home of Great Tasting Crispy Kare-Kare and Tinolang Binakol!

C2 Classic Cuisine in Robinsons Midtown, Ermita, Manila
C2 Classic Cuisine in Robinsons Midtown, Ermita, Manila
If there's a cuisine I love other than my regular favorites such as Japanese and Italian, it will be our very own Filipino cuisine (with some few dish exceptions).

C2 Classic Cuisine and A Post Birthday Celebration
As a post birthday celebration, my family and I decided to dine in C2 Classic Cuisines, and it was the wisest decision ever for that day! All the dishes we had were ranging from above satisfactory to superb! Anyway, I shall no longer keep you hanging and proceed with sharing what we had!

Crispy Kare-Kare || P695 
C2 bestseller! Crispy pork hocks served with sauteed vegetables and rich peanut sauce!
The best-selling and great tasting Crispy Kare-Kare of C2 Classic Cuisine
The best-selling and great tasting Crispy Kare-Kare of C2 Classic Cuisine
C2 Classic Cuisine Crispy Kare-Kare
Top-view of this beauty - Crispy Kare-Kare!
This Crispy Kare-Kare might not have the tastiest sauce I had by far (although it was honestly smooth, creamy and fine). However, this seemingly lack of a more potent taste worked to the advantage of the entire dish because all the other flavors coming from the crispy pata, bagoong and vegetables were heavily complementary. What I mean is, had the sauce been tastier, the combined taste may become too overwhelming.

Needless to say, I totally enjoyed  the overall concept and taste because the dish made me feel like I am in paradise. Two-thumbs up! Highly recommendable!

Tinolang Binakol || P325 
Tender chicken cutlets in ginger-coconut soup with sayote, sili leaves and coconut meat!
The spectacular Tinoloang Binakol of C2!
The spectacular Tinoloang Binakol of C2!
The Tinolang Binakol was unique particularly the flavor. It deviated from the usual recipe we are familiar with because of its subtle sweetness that gives more accent to the ginger-coconut taste of the soup and chicken. Plus, it was presented in an unusual yet interesting way - served inside a coconut shell.

My brother, Jeff, hailed this as the Best Tinola he had so far, and I think I'm with him on this!

Lumpiang Hubad || P195
A medley of vegetable strips sauteed in a sweet-peanut-garlic sauce
C2 Classic Cuisine's Lumpiang Hubad
C2 Classic Cuisine's Lumpiang Hubad
Lumpiang Hubad was more than decent, but I think it's not worthy of a long exposure under the spotlight, since I the sauce was a little sweeter than what I think is suitable. Plus, I don't think I found the vegetable selections appealing for my taste buds.

Laing || P225 
A true Bicolano favorite - spinach leaves, ground pork, shrimp paste and coconut cream
A mini roller coaster on a plate - C2's very own Laing!
A mini roller coaster on a plate - C2's very own Laing!
This laing was creamy, smooth, tasty and spicy all at the same time. My family thought it was fantastic, and I agree with them even if I am not a fan of laings. This suggested that the Laing of C2 was extremely good, for me to set aside my lack of fondness with a laing.

Want a more spicy version of a Laing? Then, I suggest that you try Abe Filipino Restaurant's own version of laing.

C2 Classic Cuisine - Ratings 
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars.
Place ★★☆ 
Taste ★★
Service ★★
Price ★★
Budget: at least P300 per head for a hefty meal but without desserts and drinks

With this particular dining experience, I am thinking of hailing this as my Best Filipino Cuisine Restaurant so far with Abe Restaurant as a strong contender.

Related Post: Check out the Top Recommended Restaurants in Robinsons Ermita/Midtown of the Blogger!

C2 Classic Cuisine 
Ground Floor, Midtown Wing
Robinsons Place Mall, Adriatico, Ermita

Contact No.: (02) 567-2402 [from Zomato Website]
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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