Meat Plus Cafe, the legendary Subic Bay restaurant recently opened their first branch in Metro Manila at the SM Mall of Asia. They are located in the Entertainment Mall, facing the carousel at SM by the Bay. The restaurant is just the right size, with a seating area for about 60-70 diners split into two floors.
This is my first time to ever try Meat Plus Cafe, I’m still not sure why I have never tried their Subic or Clark branches.
Meat Plus Cafe is a mostly self service restaurant, grab a number then head to the meat display and select your steak, be it NY strip, Porterhouse, Sirloin or Ribeye. Each steak has weight and corresponding prices marked clearly. Choose Your Own Steak cooking charge is priced at P175.
After getting your steak, just head to the counter to pay and add sides, drinks and dessert. Go to your selected seating and wait for your orders to be delivered to your table. Condiments and service water are available by self service. For people who want a more affordable steak at Meat Plus Cafe, they have a line of Steak Meals with choice of Ribeye (P690), New York Cut (P550), Tenderloin (P395) and Top Sirloin (P395). All of their steaks already come with mixed vegetables, gravy and a way too generous portion of rice.
For appetizers, I highly recommend the Potato Skins (P110) which comes with cheese and garlic dips. Lauren always orders this in Tender Bob’s but until now I still can’t decided which dip I prefer because both go so well with the thin and crisp potato skins.
Lauren and I each got a Ribeye steak and had it cooked medium, and medium is what we got. She gave the Meat Plus Cafe steak her seal of approval.
Lauren got an order of Mac and Cheese (P175) on the side and enjoyed it also.
Irene doesn’t eat beef but she still has lots of options at Meat Plus like the Pork Chops (P320). The chops were well cooked and had a flavorful baste. They also have salmon, chicken and pork meals.
We also got to try BBQ Pork ribs (P405) and Burger and Spaghetti (P270). The ribs are smoky and tasty with a good amount of tender meat. This is s a hit of nostalgic flavor, Pinoy style spaghetti with meatballs and shredded cheese paired with a simple well made burger.
For dessert we tried the Apple Pie (P190) with an added scoop of Vanilla ice cream. Irene liked the apple pie which had added cheese for the salty and sweet flavor contrast. I on the other hand prefer the plain apple pie so I passed it on after a taste. The apple slices are crisp and not the soggy mess some other places serve, and goes perfectly with the ice cream.
Banana Split (P265). Lauren opted for this cool creation while dumping all the bananas to my plate to eat.
First time visit to Meat Plus Cafe done and Lauren immediately asks when we will go back.
Meat Plus CafeG/F Entertainment Mall,
SM Mall of Asia
Pasay City Contact No.: (632) 282-9434
Facebook Page: Meat Plus Cafe
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Jeremy Tyler says
Thanks for sharing! We’re gonna go shopping there soon so I’m looking for places with good eats so I’m definitely gonna try this one out. That banana split looks amazing.