Wednesday, June 14, 2017

5 LOAVES & 2 FISH: GOOD FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Been living for 9 years in the area of Don Antonio in Quezon City.  But have not really explored the vicinity that well.  Apart from frequenting the grocery area, pet stores and several fruit stalls.... never really checked out the place for a family food trip.

Oh well... that's my loss, I have to admit.  Because I didn't know that I am really missing out on the opportunity to experience what Don Antonio Drive, Barangay Holy Spirit has to offer as far as food is concerned.  

And what a delight to have been invited to the launch of one of the most popular cafes in the area ---  5 LOAVES & 2 FISH!

What I have heard so far:   from a college friend who lives now in the area, reacted in my IG post!

 

And from co-parents from my kids' school, also located in the area:   It's our favorite tambay place.  Nice ambience, nakaka-relax!"

So need I say more when I say... I am super super excited to finally have a taste of what 5 LOAVES & 2 FISH has to offer!  Here is MrsWise Foodie Experience!
  


THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME




Ms. Dinah Grace M. Miro, owner of 5 Loaves and 2 Fish love cooking for family and friends. She learned how to cook by observing her mother preparing savory dishes at home.  So it was a dream come true for her to start her own food business.  She wanted to establish her own niche and introduce a product that is innovative, delicious and marketable.  She thought of introducing LAVOSH to the market.  And the market raved about it, and landed as one of the top choices at the "Ultimate Taste Test" event at Mercato Centrale.  





When she decided to open a cafe, she had two business names in mind when they decided to register, but both were taken already.  She prayed hard for inspiration and guidance.  And decided on a name that is bible-inspired, and at the same time, has a connection with "unleavened bread" --- thus the interesting name!



According to Ms. Dinah, LAVOSH is the healthier snack, compared to chips and chichirias.  She incorporated fresh vegetables into the recipe -- carrots, sugarbeets, 
spinach... thus the variety in colors, which makes it more interesting to eat! 

 

Dips to die for!  (clockwise)   Pesto Brulee, Garlic Oil with Dulong,
Chicken Liver Pate and Tomato Coriander Salsal


THE BEST SELLERS:

Lavosh is the product that really kicked off the business, and one of the best sellers in the cafe.  But there are other best sellers that you should definitely sample on:



HIGH 5 SALAD:  Lettuce with sundried tomatoes, candied pili nuts, 
diced guava, grated parmesan cheese topped with balsamic vinegar 
and guava puree.  The distinct taste of guava makes this salad interesting 

VONGOLE:  it hasthe right amount of "seafood" flavor that
 blended well with the white wine-olive oil sauce

SALMON WITH 4 KINDS OF CHEESE:  Baked, melts-in-your-mouth salmon
covered with melted cheese served on top of creamy mashed potatoes

SPAGHETTI WITH MEATBALLS:  beefy meatballs in red tomato sauce
that will surely excite my teens!

BARBECUE SPARERIBS:  covered in sweet barbecue sauce, served with
rice and coleslaw. One filling meal!


BEEF SALPICAO:  cubes of beef tenderloin cooked in olive oil
and houseblend seasoning. The beef is truly tender in each bite!



THE NEW, MUST-TASTE TREATS:  GO LOKAL!  




TABLEA CAKE:  Rich and flavorful, you can feel the tablea bits in
your mouth.  The local tablea is sourced out from Davao.


BALAYAN SALAD:  Lettuce, tomatoes with kesong puti,
tinapa flakes and pickled mangoes.  It was love at first taste, especially
the smoky flavor of tinapa blended well with my fave kesong puti. Simply WOW!
LENGUA ESTOFADO:  I am not a big fan of Lengua, but this one is different.
The Ox tongue is thinly sliced, cooked perfectly and is so tender.


MRS.WISE VERDICT:




Good, flavorful food... plus cozy, colorful and homey ambience.  It is one place that I will recommend to other mommies and daddies.  It is the perfect place to hang out with the family.  Just prepare a budget of 300-350 per person.  And don't forget to order a slice of cake when you visit   :)



Do check out these promos for JUNE:






5 LOAVES & 2 FISH
G/F The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive, Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City Metro Manila Philippines.

Operational Hours: Monday to Thursday 11:00am to 10:00 pm
Friday to Sunday 11:00 am to 11:00pm