May 28, 2008

a night out at apt 1b

it's been more than a year since we got together. g and m arranged this whole dinner thing which is something new since i am usually the master planner. anyway, m has been a regular at this place so she practically ordered everything she liked.

we want something light, so we had the house salad. i liked this salad, it has walnuts, grapes, blue cheese, greens and a raspberry vinaigrette. i usually don't like blue cheese but this one is a creamy mild flavored cheese which just worked well. too bad the serving was small - a tiny plate that is.

we also had the broiled cheese and garlic prawns. it's crab fat pasta with veggies topped with prawns. the pasta was creamy but i wasn't able to capture the crab fat essence so to speak. the prawns were humongous so you get a lot of shimp meat. for almost 800PHP a pop, i'd have second thoughts ordering this dish. actually, if the pasta would have been bigger in serving then it would have just been perfect.

another of m's fave is the baby back ribs served with a honey bourbon sauce and corn and veggies on the side. i'd say this is the best ribs among the once i've tried in the past month or so. tender but not that meaty, the sauce was perfectly balanced with the tart, sweet and salty hints of flavors but of course i would love to have the smoky hint too. i like that the corn was freshly shredded from the cob.

it was a pleasurable dining experience. no misses. the only drawback i saw were the prices. but i am definitely coming back because i have yet to try the other menu items.

apt 1b
one lafayette square
sedeno st. salcedo village


  1. Anonymous10:26 AM

    the prawnn dish looks good.. pero at P800... hmmm.....

  2. yup really steep if you ask me.

  3. All dishes very look delicious! I am interested in the food culture of your country. And I support your site. If there is time, please come in my site. From Japan

  4. thanks for visiting edamame! japanese food is delicious and interesting, unfortunately i am unable to read japanese characters on your site :).

  5. i was supposed to go to Apt 1B this week but i ended up at Balducci. after your entry, it made me more curious about this place.

    the prawn looks delish but i'm not sure if i'd be willing to shell out Php800 just for that. hehe. kuripot ba? LOL.

  6. thanks for visiting b'ley. try it out. i'm sure several menu items will pique your interest. yeah, you'd really have to think about the prawn dish - di kase ako ang umorder kaya i just had to agree hehehe.