Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spices: Zuni

Undecided where to dine in Makati, we decided to check out the rows of restaurants in Greenbelt 5. We ended up dining in Zuni, the resto has a decent wine list and the food items on the menu looks pretty good. Moreover we heard a couple of diners saying that Zuni was their favorite restaurant.


Zuni's Chipotle Shrimp Puffs

Upon ordering a complimentary basket of warm bread and dip was served.


Complimentary Bread and Dip

To go with our meal, we had J. Moreau & Fils Rouge wine. A French wine that tasted so so, it tasted like an ordinary table wine. For its quality, the wine was over priced.


J. Moreau & Fils Rouge- Php 1150


We started with The Chipotle Shrimp Puff in Avocado-Tzatsiki Salsa. I really enjoyed the shrimp puffs, each piece had a light and crispy batter, inspite of  being doused with a sweet chili sauce, the puffs were still crunchy. There were hints of the smokey flavor of Chipotle chillies in the sweet chili sauce but I felt that it wasn't enough. Dipping the shrimp puffs in the avocado-tzatsiki sauce wasn't really necessary but it made it more interesting. I thought it would taste weird, the combination of Chinese, Mexican and Greek flavors may seem odd but it pleasantly works.


Chipotle Shrimp Puff with Avocado-Tzatsiki Salsa - Php 325

Everything on the BBQ Octopus would have been good but they forgot to consider the most important component in serving seafood, it's freshness. The octopus tentacles had an unpleasant rubbery texture, it was such a waste since I loved the roasted garlic flavor.


BBQ Octopus - Php 365

The Linguini Shrimp Fra Diavolo was pretty good. Everything on the plate was cooked really well, pasta was al dente, shrimps were plump and juicy and I enjoyed the chunky garlicky tomato sauce. I just wished that they added more pasta to the dish cause the pasta seems to be drowning in sauce. And they have to add more chillies to it, I barely tasted any spiciness.


Shrimp Linguini Fra Diavolo - Php 385

Overall, I enjoyed dining in Zuni, I liked the classy casual ambiance, service was great and food quality was pretty ok. Though I have to admit its not one of the restos I would think of frequenting. If I'll have the chance to go back, I'll ask and order their bestsellers and just maybe I'll have a change of mind.




Zuni
Address: Ground Floor Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No.: 467 3931
Webpage: www.zuni.com.ph

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