December 06, 2013
Finally, Dulcelin Gourmet by Ricky & Mico Morelos has opened their first branch at the new U.P. Town Center, offering our favorite Dulcelin gourmet dishes such as the Wagyu Tri-tip (only available for advanced orders) and signature desserts, like the much raved-about Mango Torte.
Check out Dulcelin Gourmet whenever you're in the U.P. Town Center. Here's peek at what to expect...
Take a look at the restaurant menu. Most of the meat items are good:
✮ RED RICE SHISO DUO (P240 +10% service charge). Seared tuna with shrimp and SRF wagyu skirt steak with pickled radish and aji tamago quail egg on a bed of Japanese rice mixed with Korean spices and shiso leaves.
For appetizer, I recommend this rice topped with tuna and shrimp or skirt steak, served on Japanese mint-like leaves that taste a bit citrusy with a unique texture and jagged edges.
The combination is classic Dulcelin, best eaten in one bite so that the flavors explode in your mouth. It's big enough to share between two persons.
The fish tasted like it was frozen too long and not as fresh as you would expect from a Dulcelin resto. Hope they fix their supply of fish after the soft opening.
✮ PORK INASAL WITH LECHON SKINS (Good for Sharing) (P275 +10% service charge). Extremely tender lemongrass marinated, grilled pork steak combined with crispy lechon skins. Served with a Lime-Patis Sauce and pickled corn.
This is the best new dish I've tasted from Dulcelin. The pork tasted like lechon with inasal grill flavors. Best paired with their own Lime-Patis sauce.
Our favorite Wagyu tri-tip and short ribs, cooked medium, very soft and tasty. It's served with creamy truffled mashed potato, sauce, and corn slaw. Best paired with rice. The presentation could use some improvement though.
For dessert, you can't go wrong with Dulcelin's signature Mango Torte. We like the crispy-chewy base and the sweet mangoes. Sometimes they're too sweet, depending on the season.
I'm just really happy that Dulcelin Gourmet finally has a restaurant in the U.P. Town Center Area. Although the restaurant ambiance feels a bit simple (I was expecting more of a homey feel, like Mary Grace) the minimalist concept still works.
Of the dishes, I recommend the Red Rice Shisho Duo, Pork Inasal with Lechon Skins, Wagyu Tri-Tip, Short Ribs, and of course, Mango Torte. Budget is P700/head for a full 3-course meal.
Congratulations to Ricky and Mico Morelos for opening your first Dulcelin Gourmet restaurant! Hope you can open in the BGC area with the same price point. It would surely be a hit! :)
2nd Level, U.P. Town Center
Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Monday to Friday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. Let me know what your own favorites in Dulcelin Gourmet are, so we can try them too when we go back.