I have a very fond memories of going to Aristocrat Restaurant in Roxas Boulevard for a meal. Everything looked so big before except for the airconditioned room where everyone would want to get a table in at 3 in the afternoon. I still have images of the green rimmed plates filled to the brim with grilled specialties and the best java rice. Last week we went on a little adventure with breakfast at Aristocrat Restaurant in Jupiter, Makati.
I was surprised to find our that they recently renovated the building with the bakeshop being integrated into the restaurant. They’ve also recently started operating 24 hours, so whatever time the craving hits you, you can have some at this branch.
Aristocrat’s Breakfast menu is available from 12:00 am to 10:45 am daily. You can choose from American platters like the Bacon Plate (P255) with three crispy strips of bacon, 2 eggs, rice and a drink. All breakfast plate’s include a drink of your choice (juice, coffee, tea or native chocolate). I’m more inclined towards the Filipino breakfast choices, my order being the Longanisa and Chicken Pork adobo Plate (P270). Other nice choices are the Beef Tapa Plate (P270) , Tocino Plate (P255) and Aling Asiang’s Chicken Pork Adobo Plate (P270).
We arrived in Subic Bay and immediately headed to Aristocrat for lunch. There’s a Fruits in Ice Cream/Fling ice cream shop attached to it that should satisfy all the kids cravings.
The lunch was going to be filled with Aristocrat Restaurant favorites and specialties. Hototai soup (P270) to warm up our stomachs, clear broth filled with vegetables and shrimps. Pancit Canton (P350), overflowing with topping including two meatballs. Their Lumpiang Shanghai (P270) are the biggest ones I’ve ever had, packed with meat and shrimps. The dish that surprised me was the Chicken Honey (P 430/whole), I had forgotten how good it really tasted, it was sarap to the bones, sans ketchup or even java sauce.
The main event is their perfectly grilled Chicken Barbecue (P195/3 pcs.) and Pork Barbecue (P145/2 pcs.). Each plate served with their signature java rice and some atchara (pickled vegetables). I immediately drench my barbecue and java rice with their addictive Java sauce. I have to say that it tastes exactly the same as when I first bit into my first chicken barbecue eons ago.
We headed to JEST Camp, after lunch, located beside Treetop Adventures, for a little rest and relaxation. There are giant swings, jungle tours, aviaries and a survival intro that is really interesting. They are still building up the facility and I will be coming back with Lauren once they finish. Shopping was next at Royal Duty Free, my kind of workout, pushing a cart in an air conditioned structure.
We had little snack back at Aristocrat Subic before heading back to Manila.
My ultimate favorite snack at Aristocrat was and is still the Adobo Flying Saucer (P95). It was a magical snack before when I was a kid, but I now know that it’s just two bread sandwiched together with shredded adobo flakes inside. The outside has that beautiful Aristocrat “A” embossed on one side. One bite and nostalgic memories came flooding back, the meat is still plentiful with minimal fat.
Irene loves her Filipino merienda items especially the Pospas de Gallina (P120), a chicken porridge that is hearty and comforting. Grains have been crushed to give it a finer texture with flavor in each spoonful. We also shared a Halo-Halo (P125) to cool off all the hot shopping we did. A hodgepodge of ingredients that draws ones eyes to the a medley of colors that plays itself out in texture and flavors.
Leaving Subic, we journeyed back to Makati, ending our day where we started, Aristocrat Jupiter. A bowl of Sotanghon soup (P70) to soothe our hungry bellies. Mechado (P395) and Pinakbet (P245) were saucy enough for us to polish off two plates of Shanghai Rice (P210/large).
Irene wanted to try out the Tokwa at Tokwa vegetarian twist to the classic beer match. I usually don’t eat this because of the strong vinegar flavor but this one was just right. Crispy with a nice acidic taste.
The whole day was quite warm so a nice tall glass of Gulaman at Sago (P65) definitely hit the spot.
The centerpiece of the late night dinner was the Crispy Pata (P695), a large deep fried pork trotter. Crackling skin and flavorful meat that easily trumped any of our main dishes for the meal.
We capped our dinner with Aristocrat Bakeshop’s signature creation, the Torta Delos Reyes (P690/big), a mix of chocolate and butter sansrival.
It was a great experience having 4 Aristocrat Restaurant meals made up of different dishes, not one was the same. I can’t wait for the new Aristocrat branch to open up in S&R Shaw, that is so much closer than Jupiter in Makati.
You can enjoy Aristocrat Restaurant anytime of the day with a multitude of choices aside from their classic barbecues.
146 Jupiter Street
Bel-Air Village, Makati City
Contact No.: (02) 895-0101,895-0725 Subic Bay
Block 2, Lot 2
Maharlike Grounds,Rizal Highway,
Subic Bay, Freeport Zone
Contact No.: (047) 252-3909 to 11 Other Branches: Manila Roxas Blvd. Robinsons Place Manila SM City San Lazaro
SM City Dasmarinas SM Mall of Asia SM City North EDSA San Pablo, Laguna
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