As featured in MAKATI: 10 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Makati 2014! @MakeItMakati 

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KITCHEN 1B is a wholesome and healthy restaurant by Marivic Diaz-Lim of Apartment 1B fame. After surviving breast cancer, she is on a mission to promote a healthier lifestyle for foodies. 

We had the opportunity to try Kitchen 1B for both breakfast and lunch. Here’s our experience…

KITCHEN 1B: The Wholesome Alternative
Ground Floor, KL Tower, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(Entrance also on Soria Street)
Telephone: +632 403-5405, 843-2392
Mobile: +63 918 897 5877
Email[email protected]

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Kitchen 1B is located at KL Tower Residences along Gamboa Street. There is also an entrance at the back along Soria Street.

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The cheerful restaurant ambiance with high ceiling was designed by Popi Laudico and gives the feeling of eating in the home kitchen of Marivic Diaz-Lim. 

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The open kitchen is surrounded by a bar, which occasionally transforms into a buffet station during breakfast.

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The best seats are by the Kenneth Cobonpue sofa and long table, with a refrigerator wall design by Marivic’s friend. 

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KITCHEN 1B MENUStarters, Sides | Mains | Breakfast | Desserts | Drinks | Wine

The food at Kitchen 1B are composed of power ingredients, crucifirous vegetables, organic eggs & oats, free range chicken, and grass-fed beef.  Check out the menu introduction letter from Marivic below:


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✮ Poached Egg & Kale on Toast (P460 +10% service charge)Goat cheese ricotta, feta and avocado mash, multigrain sour toast. 

Love this healthy version of eggs benedict using the superfood kale as a base. My only complaint is the bread gets soggy at some point.  

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✮ Blueberry & Oat Pancakes (P440 +10% service charge). Organic old fashioned oats.

I liked these pancakes mixed with organic oats with blueberries on the side.

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✮ Uncle Luke’s Real Maple Syrup (P140 +10% service charge)

Make sure you also get this real maple syrup. All-natural, no thickener, and with a sweetness that’s addicting.

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Yardstick Hot Chocolate (P120 +10% service charge).

The hot chocolate was just OK. I was expecting it to have a bolder chocolate flavor. Maybe they can use local tsokolate instead?

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✮ Beef Tapa Filipino Egg Breakfast (P740 +10% service charge). Marinated Australian grass-fed tenderloin. Two organic free range eggs cooked any style, garlic brown rice, pickled papaya.

This grass-fed beef tapa was really good. The taste of the meat lingers after every bite. With brown rice, organic eggs, and a good serving of veggies, it’s a complete, healthy meal.

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✮ Corned Steak & Eggs (P990 +10% service charge). Australian grass-fed striploin, two organic free range eggs cooked any style, mixed greens, sweet potato home fries.

The grass-fed, lean-meat striploin is corned and brined for hours, then grilled to give it that corned beef-steak textured flavor. It was a bit dry.



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✮ Oat-Crusted Mushroom Quiche (P340 +10% service charge). Onion, gruyere, mixed salad greens.

The mushroom and gruyere give this quiche a nice, smooth flavor, well-complemented by the texture of the oat crust.

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Mushroom and Eggplant Lasagna (P620 +10% service charge). Fresh whole wheat spinach lasagna, feta, gruyere, fontina, mixed salad greens.

Too “veggie” for my taste but a good healthy alternative.

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✮ Grilled Mango BBQ Chicken (P530 +10% service charge). Boneless free range, pro-biotic, hormone-free chicken, cruciferous vegetables.

The boys loved this. I liked the smooth, sweet BBQ and mango flavor of the chicken meat.

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Social Club Rouge (P850/bottle, P180/glass) and Lamadoro Primitivo (P950/bottle, P200/glass).

Biodynamic wines anyone?

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The wine has a different flavor and aftertaste.

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✮ Lamb Curry (P690 +10% service charge). Australian lamb, basmati rice, tomato salsa, fried sweet plantain, papadum.

The tender lamb soaked in curry sauce was super yummy!

I think this is the only dish that crossed-over from Apartment 1B’s specials and found its permanent home in Kitchen 1B.

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Marivic with Rache and boys and Marivic’s refrigerator design in the background.

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Overall, I love the healthier alternative concept and use of superfood ingredients in the menu. Don’t forget to reserve the Kenneth Cobonpue sofa and long table for your seats.

For breakfast, order the Poached Egg & Kale on Toast, Blueberry & Oat Pancakes with Real Maple Syrup, and Beef Tapa Filipino Egg Breakfast.

For lunch, I recommend the Oat-Crusted Mushroom Quiche, Lamb Curry, and Grilled Mango BBQ Chicken.

Budget is around P800/head, which is a bit on the high side.

Congratulations to Marivic Diaz-Lim for this wholesome and healthy restaurant venture!

KITCHEN 1B: The Wholesome Alternative
Ground Floor, KL Tower, Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
(Entrance also on Soria Street)
Telephone: +632 403-5405, 843-2392
Mobile: +63 918 897 5877
Email[email protected]


Live an Awesome Life,


Disclosure: We paid for our meals. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Parking is difficult and only available along the one way portion of Gamboa St.

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