There are type of foodies, the other foodie is just eat everything on the table and doesn’t even to know the name of the food, and there’s another foodie who is an expert when it comes to food style and taste. I think I belong on the foodie who don’t care and just eat everything, because I love to eat even if its crunchy, soft or hard. But being a foodie will transform you to be choosy and want to eat the best of the best food served on the table and this will make you into a super foodie that knows everything like guessing the flavor and how it was cooked.
My next food trip is not just about the restaurant, it is also about the food they serve and golly, according to my Facebook friend who saw my Instagram photo of that Tenderloin steak said that it looks tasty and glorious. The look of the food and its taste now matters, I can tell if the food is not yummy, as we see how it was prepared and also how it was delivered on the table.
Here at Chops: Chicago Steakhouse, it’s a hidden restaurant in Makati City up above the top level of a mall, main offerings are steak, steak, steak and a nice happy hour that can start as early of 3pm-7pm. Chops is a new restaurant that we should try, because its new and opened last June 2012.
Let’s have a trip and check out Chops
We have lots of steakhouse here in Manila, and they are very intimidating, because we know that steaks are very pricey, plus the venue is very “sosyal”, but here in Chops, they have a nice ambiance, interior and also a quiet place for you to eat and fulfill your foodie needs. According to Celina Le-Neindre, marking officer of Chops, many business people drop by here to eat their early breakfast and cap their day with an early happy hour.
I’m convinced to her story because the place is really a nice hideout if you want to have a date with your food.
Interiors and fixtures are its best, the lighting added more effect to a cozy and comfy feeling when you bite your first meat.
I took the foodie trip and here I am in Chops.
Celina showed to us the meat board, here she shows to us the different kind of cuts of steaks, they do this regularly to show which part of cut the customer wants and also she showed to us the Tomahawk meat slice, that can accommodate up to 6 person. It can be cooked to perfect tender within 45 minutes.
The meat board
There’s also a private room for meetings and special function, and ohh that’s my weapon of choice in cutting my steak
They introduced to us their Php 888 Executive Lunch Meal. It’s the right price for an executive meal and you can get 4 kinds of food to power your day. The Wisconsin Tenderloin is already a winner and the Php 888 will throw you a nice food to keep you smiling til your bedtime.
The Executive Lunch Meal at Chops will start off with the soup of the day
It’s a perfect start of you want to eat a heavy meal
It’s a big size of a bun of a burger, I even joke that you can eat this with a bun and fake it as a burger with a giant patty. This is normally priced at P850 out of the executive lunch meal. The Promo P888 is offered every lunch time. The tenderloin is served in a wooden chopping board, yeah its my first time to eat in a chopping board.
Medium cook is the best cooking condition for the Tenderloin, because juices and taste stay here, but you can request to cook it well done if you want a roasted version of the tenderloin.
Bacon and brocolli
The executive meal will also allow you to choose “1” side dish for your meaty meal.
Big Onion rings
Mashed potato overload
here’s my favorite, if ever I’ll eat my lunch, I will order this with my meal
Creamy spinach with eggs and parmesan
Bone Marrow (P270)
- not part of the side dish, but you can order this for your appetizer
Corn with butter
- I think this one comes free when you dine in
Mac and Cheese (P180)
Charbroiled slab of bacon (P320)
For me..this is heaven, the pineapple-honey sauce dip transported me to Europe… ohh my.. my favorite of the day
Dark Chocolate Cigar
this choco dessert comes free with the lunch meal, its like a barquillos coated with dark chocolate with cream inside. Not too sweet or bitter, its just right
Here’s how I enjoyed the choco cigar
Chops is new discovery for me, this restaurant offer a nice meal with a reasonable price. I can tell that pricing is not a problem here because they can compete head to head to other steakhouse and the venue is not jampacked as always, customers go in and out as soon as they finish their meal, more rooms for you and for your tummy. The lunch meal is recommended if you want to at eat good for a whole day. I will visit this next time when I’m in Makati. I’ll bring my wife here for our next date. Yeah, its quite and comfy a perfect venue for dates.
Here’s a view of Chops
“If you are looking for a good steak place with a hotel-like ambiance and friendly service, Chops Chicago Steakhouse first the bill “- according to Anton Diaz of www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
and here are some more food photos!
Visit Chops: Chicago Steakhouse Now!
email : firstname.lastname@example.org
for reservation: call +632-9458088
open daily: 11am-10pm
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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger of Azrael's Merryland. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is a full time blogger and photographer and freelance events organizer, social media specialist and marketing consultant. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves traveling, eating, watch movies, meet new people, photography and collects Transformers toys.