Baby Lucy just had her first visit to her pedia, and it’s a happy coincidence that her doctor’s clinic is just beside the fairly new Bob’s Restaurant in Paseo de Magallanes. The resto is a sentimental favorite for my friends from Bacolod, and having been to Cafe Bob’s in the City of Smiles, I don’t have to wonder why. Bob’s serves down-home comfort food, mostly American favorites like barbecue, baby back ribs and burgers.
The only thing about Bob’s lone branch (so far) in Manila is the location. This pitstop in Paseo de Magallanes is quite secluded. Let’s hope visibility will improve when they open their second outlet in Legaspi Village, Makati soon. Besides, why not in the malls too? Am sure there are lots of people who will like and patronize their food.
At the Magallanes branch, the walls are filled with printed murals about Bob’s history, the owners Dr. & Mrs. Sicangco as well as the menu way back in the 1940s when burgers cost only three pesos 😀
Without hesitation, I ordered their bestseller Sate Babe or pork barbecue with peanut sauce (P145, for two sticks). Mmm, yummy, and the pairing with their perfectly cooked java rice was superb. This one could give Aristocrat a run for their money. It easily assuaged my hunger pangs because I was eating lunch at 4 p.m…. phew!
Their Big Boy Cheeseburger (P170) was big indeed. Two well-seasoned beef burger patties sandwiched between buns, with lettuce and thousand island dressing. American hubby liked this one, which says a lot considering how fastidious he is with his burgers 😉
The twins had their ample plates of spaghetti bolognese (P135) which is their favorite dish. One thing about Bob’s: their prices are reasonable, considering that their servings are quite generous. And to think that prices in Bob’s Manila menu are way higher than in Bacolod, obviously because of the high rental rates here.
Don’t try to leave the resto without tasting their desserts. The latticed apple pie was good, and the blueberry cheesecake was dense, but quite dry. ’twas my first time to have a cuppa coffee (with a dessert) after giving birth, so I made sure to take my own sweet time.
Am actually excited to go back again to try their other treats!
Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City
Tel. No. 851-0463