I’ve decided to continuously review restaurants that are healthy in this blog. I’ll try my best to collate all the vegan, organic and wholefood restaurant options in the Metro for all you gorgeous healthy eaters out there. I heard a lot of good things about Earth Kitchen, however the glowing reviews proved otherwise in my case.
The restaurant had a fresh vibe of wood-on-cement interiors. It had an industrial appeal to it with all the wooden table, walls, chairs and potted herbs and plants hanging around. I’m not really a huge fan of the ambiance in the Fort Area. Maybe it’s quite different in their White Plains branch, because I heard a lot of raves there. Design wise, I think the place needs a little bit of character aside from native, organic industrial vibe they are trying to project. It’s hard not to compare it with a great restaurant The Wholesome Table situated just right across it.
Like other sustainable and organic restaurants sprouting all over the Metro, The Earth Kitchen also claims to support local farmers and indigenous communities and that everything is also organic and free from GMOs, toxins and chemicals. A few things I noted, the vegan dishes weren’t emphasized that well in the menu. I couldn’t find some guide for the conscious eater if dishes are gluten-free, vegetarian or at least dairy free. But food was quite tasty, and cheesy for my taste.
Dalandan Juice. We had 2-3 pitcheres of their famous dalandan juice. It’s refreshing and a little too sweet for my taste though. I hope they don’t put loads of sugar in there.
Their Forest Salad is made of foraged herbs, edible greens and flowers, organic salted duck egg, muscovado vinaigrette. I’m not really hundred percent raving about it, since I don’t like sugar that much. I wish they just had some avocados and honey in it instead. I wanted to try their pomelo and kale salad soon.
Famous kebabs. Their best sellers were kebabs. The kebabs were soft and yummy with onions, lettuce and edible flowers. They say any beef dish at Earth Kitchen is a winner. Since I don’t red eat meat anymore, I couldn’t attest to this. But my husband enjoyed it, none of it were really memorable though.
Roasted Chicken. My in law loves roasted chicken so they ordered one. Again it was nothing. There were roasted french beans and potatoes. It’s something we could just whip at home. (But then again I no longer eat chicken)
Shrimp and Arugula Pasta
Shrimp, organic/naturally produced arugula and linguini. It’s a safe dish. Flavors weren’t too overpowering. It’s a good base from all the beef.
Before I rate this restaurant a “so-so”, the late appetizer was served. The Fish and Roasted Sesame soft wrap is the bomb. Loro, salad greens, cucumber, seaweed and roasted sesame dressing combo was perfect. It was a blend of not-so-sweet seafood and crunchiness of both the fish and the salad. Yummy and guilt-free.I love it.
I hate to compare it with the Wholesome Table right across the area because they have both unique dish offerings but we ordered rice and it arrived 30 minutes late!! My family was quite frustrated with the delay in the service and the scarcity of waiters. The Fish taco was the saving grace. I remain hopeful. This restaurant seems to be promising and deserves a second chance. I would love to try their other famous dishes like tomato soup, more pastas, salads and of course their tablea desserts, which I missed.
Estimate per head: Php700/head ($16)
For inquiries and reservations for the use of their function rooms, contact (+63) 925 688 8951 (BGC) and (+632) 577 9138 or (+63) 917 584 3278 (QC).