As a mother of three kids, am no stranger to the culinary staple that is the Kiddie Meal. In fact, one of my criteria in eating out with the young ‘uns is that it should be a kid-friendly restaurant. Good ol’ McDonald’s and Jollibee come to mind. Fine dining slash family restos have their offerings as well, complete with crayons, drawing paper, toys and the like. Let us list a few of them that offer tempting treats. Credits to those who makethe effort to present the food well:
Do you agree with me when I say McDonald’s beats Jollibee in the kiddie meal game? I remember when my children were toddlers and I felt numb already bringing home the McDo toys as pasalubong. Even an adult like me was specially fond of their old Hello Kitty & Daniel giveaways. They were real dolls mind you. Photo shows their present promotion featuring Tamagotchi toyz. Chicken McNuggets Happy Meal at P109.
Singaporean chain Sakae Sushi , known for their sushi conveyor belts, has the most fab presentation for their food, at least from what I’ve seen. Their kids’ meals, at P159, come in reusable ship and airplane designs. This is a good way to introduce your angels to the pleasures of Japanese food. Photo shows Japanese fried rice with beni shoga on top, chicken teriyaki BBQ and kani tempura. This mom tasted it and it was yummy!
The kiddie meal in Clawdaddy’s Bonifacio High Street is attractive too. It’s in the form of a paper toy car that can be folded too.They do have munchies for the little ones even if they specialize in cooking crabs and seafood. But the taste is not much to crow about.
The chicken fingers and fries at Bubba Gump, Greenbelt 3 are wrapped in newspaper. My kids had fun drawing in paper placemats here.
Vanilla ice cream at TGI Fridays, another kid-friendly establishment.
Know of any more places? You’d know if a resto caters to little ones if they have a separate kids’ menu written down.