Zigla!

Zigla logoTj and I never know what to do when we go to Robinsons Magnolia, but we’re glad we checked out the food court yesterday because we stumbled upon a gem: Zigla! which boasts healthy food with organic ingredients. They offer rice dishes, pasta, wraps, juice blends, and even a variety of bread and cookies.

I ended up ordering the grass-fed beef with black rice and teriyaki sauce, and Tj asked for their free-range chicken with black rice and barbecue sauce. Each dish costs P199 and has only 300 calories. Apparently, Zigla! serves food unsalted, but you can ask them to salt your food if you want. Our food took a few minutes to prepare. It was then served to us wrapped in parchment paper. Nice and simple presentation right there.

Zigla! e.c. beef

Zigla! e.c. chicken

If you’re planning on getting this, be warned: the portions are very small, exactly what 300 calories look like, to be honest. So why should you pay P199 for what looks like a tiny amount of food? It’s the quality and the ingredients you’re paying for here, not quantity. And we’re definitely not going to complain about the quality. We got good, no-frills food, and nothing tasted overly seasoned and heavy. The food also teaches you to really savor what you’re eating, not wolf it down.

Next on our list: the wraps!

Enchanted Farm Cafe

Tj and I ate at Enchanted Farm Cafe last week right before watching The Avengers. We’ve been seeing it for a while, but it took us some time to make our way to the restaurant. It’s located in the new building housing the Human Nature flagship store. We liked what we saw inside: nice, cozy, and clean.

Inside Enchanted Farm Cafe

The shelves you’ll see on the right side upon entering the restaurant features a number of products for sale, including journals by Jacinto and Lirio. The shelves on the counter contain some fresh herbs and CafĂ© de Sug Sulu Coffee for sale as well. Further in, you’ll also see more information about Gawad Kalinga and their livelihood projects.

Not having eaten duck before, Tj wanted to have duck flakes for lunch, but the dish wasn’t available that day, so he went with two pieces of Hamlet pork patties with rice (P150). The pork is organic, and quite tasty too. I figured it would be nice if Enchanted Farm Cafe would make brown rice or red rice an option in the future.

Enchanted Farm Cafe, Hamlet patties with rice

I went with the Enchanted Burger (P150), which contained 80% veggies and 20% Hamlet pork.
Enchanted Farm Cafe, Enchanted Burger

I found it yummy and interesting as well. The burger tasted meaty enough to make me wonder why bits of the patty were green until I realized, “Oh yeah! Veggies.” What my burger lacked? Cheese. According to this picture, it should come with a hefty hunk of white cheese. I ordered some Enchantea for my drink, which tasted wonderfully of lemongrass.

We really liked how the place made an effort to be eco-friendly. The plastic utensils appeared to be the type that was made from corn, and the glass for the iced tea look like former Lady’s Choice mayonnaise bottles. We’re certainly looking forward to Enchanted Farm Cafe having a more expanded menu in the future.

Enchanted Farm Cafe
Address: Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Mobile: 09328722427
E-mail: enchantedfarm.cafe(at)gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/EnchantedFarmCafe