If you guys believe that Food is the best medicine, then you could probably have encountered this place called QUANTUM CAFE. I've been hearing a lot about this place from foodie friends and even from local television way before I was invited here. Though far away from where we live, my cousin and I were able to reach the place with the help of the map that can be found on their website. Thanks to google map as well for being so specific. The entrance can be found at Bagtikan Street and it is not that obvious if you are coming from Kamagong Street though situated at the intersection of two streets. We actually came from the other end of the road on foot but it was kind of unsafe to repeat that experience. The place looks inviting from the outside. And here's what welcomed us. . .
A spacious dining area with dim light ambiance to relax by.
Bar and counter area.
Something to drink. They've got loads of liquors alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
These bottles on display snagged my attention. Eclectic.
We started the dinner at around 7PM and as time passes by the once vacant room and as if our own dining space was later filled with guests mostly are from band groups. Actually QUANTUM CAFE is open to holding events no mater how edgy and alternative it may be. Like nowadays, every Thursdays they have comedy on the spot with Manila's premier improv troupe called SPIT! Should you want to witness this event, the cafe is open for reservation.
Quantum literally means "how much". Judge how much of the food selection on this menu would appeal to you.
Fullshroom? Why it is called as such? Intriguing.
For appetizers we have this bowl of mani that we busily munch while waiting for the dishes that Ms. Happy Feraren, one of the owners of the place, readied for us to shoot, eat and write about.
Green Mango Vodka and Cold Honey Calamansi (PhP 70)
I must say that these two are natural, fresh and delicious! The vodka-infused fresh mango juice instantaneously delighted me. I love the combination. It was quite cheap so go on and imbibe its goodness.
Full Moon Pizza (PhP 150)
Northern Mix Pizza (PhP 150)
Margherita Pizza and Tuna Pesto Pizza (PhP 150)
We got to taste all the Quantum Pizza flavors that the cafe is currently offering. All pizzas were made of Quantum Cafe's very own whole wheat high-fiber crust that is so heavy for an 8-inches healthy-Italian inspired staple. Served best with two additional flavorings that were made available on our table that night - olive oil and sea salt with herbs. Margherita was made with fresh tomatoes, basil leaves and mozzarella cheese and it was so perfect with the whole wheat crust. Full Moon on the other hand, was created with two-cheese over a special white sauce. Tuna Pesto was made with fresh pesto sauce, black olives, mushrooms, spicy tuna and mozzarella. And last but definitely not the least, Northern Mix made with fresh tomato sauce, fresh artisan Ilocos longganisa and kesong puti. Their pizzas are a must-try and they could possibly your favorite healthy pizza from now on because in my case it is a proud YES!
Sizzling Bangus Sisig (PhP 290)
Quantum Cafe's house specialty. When I saw this I was kind of drooling already! Served with rice or wrap and roll in lettuce beds. Eating green leafy veggies such as lettuce is not much of a hassle nor form of discomfort for me. I can eat it as a salad and oh yeah even as a wrap for this mayonnaise-rich bangus sisig. I loved it ^_^ I can't wait to return at this cafe and order such a comfort food with my food buddy coupled of course with some booze.
Handmade Beef Burger Steak (PhP 220)
This dish served on a sizzling plate was incredibly good and flavorful. Far from the commercial taste of burger steaks and surely will tease your appetite. The secret to its different and one-of-a kind taste is that because it was grilled with different herbs and spices. If you want some tasty and bulky burger steak, better try this one now.
Hainanese Bangus (PhP 220)
Yup this is not the usual Hainanese that we get to order at Singaporean restaurants because obviously this is a fish dish made primarily of milk fish (bangus). Surprsisingly this combination was so good . Boneless bangus belly served hainanese style may seem unusual but highly likeable. More LIKEs for this recipe. ^_^
Boneless Garlic Chicken (PhP 220)
Normally, they serve this sizzling organic native chicken recipe on a bed of broccoli and garlic but due to some constraints they still manage to serve it but using julienne carrots instead of broccoli pieces. Still good in taste and must be good for the body because the chicken used complied on a strict diet of eating only organic feeds. Chicken slices were tender and full of flavor.
Too bad we never got to see the live performance from the emerging bands nowadays because they have no schedule when we went there.
|A lot of diverse displays inside the cafe and this one captured my eyes as I enter and exit the cafe. A guitar made with bicycle pieces. Nice!|
Remember, Quantim Cafe is not just a place for vegetarians but non-vegetarians as well. This cafe is just fond of developing recipes made the healthy way. Everything we had was fresh, natural and locally-produced or sourced. I'd love to come back soon but hope that they'll expand to cater more and more Filipinos who want to start healthy diet for real. Thanks OpenRice Philippines for the invitation.
Want more of healthy habits? Try Quantum Cafe's vegetarian buffet every Thursday and Friday during lunch and dinner time but make sure you reserve because it is required. So don't just go there because I am not sure if they can accommodate walk-ins. Live healthy. Eat at Quantum Cafe!
9590 Kamagong cor. Bagtikan Street
Makati City, Philippines