Tj and I had early dinner tonight. After an hour or so of tossing ideas around and driving by The Burger Project twice in hopes of finding parking space, we ended up at the big Banapple branch along Katipunan.
I first ate in Banapple after voting in the 2007 elections (I still remember putting in three names for senators then crossing out all the other spaces because the rest of the candidates were just…meh); I had pasta, as I recall. I enjoyed their food since then, but had a pretty tough time trying to convince Tj to eat there, who thought the place served pricey food in small servings. Fortunately, he deigned to allow me to drag him a month ago and whaddya know, he fell in love with the place after ordering Crisp Pork Scallopini (P160), which wasn’t just affordable, but pretty damn hefty. At first glance, he thought it was just one slab of pork, but was pleasantly surprised when he lifted it up and found another big slab lurking underneath.
Today was therefore his second visit to Banapple and my nth, and he ordered the Hickory Pork Country Ribs (P175), a pretty sizeable dish with a sharp and rich hickory sauce and really tender pork.
I tend to order the Baked Fish Gratinee or the Garlic Beef Tapa with Creamed Parsley Eggs when I go to Banapple, but tonight, I opted for the Chicken Parmigiana (P175).
What can I say? The chicken was crispy, and the sauce itself seemed pretty meaty as well. The carrots on the side are nice and easy to bite into. All in all, a satisfying dinner.