Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Gerry's Restaurant and Bar: My new fave Pinoy food place

Gerry's Restaurant and Bar (formerly Gerry's Grill) is one of the most 
established chains of Filipino restaurants in the country. With 75 branches across the country and abroad, it's just about anywhere! Whatever mall you go to, you can be sure to find a Gerry's Restaurant and Bar. And it's been around for 19 years already, since its very first store opened 
in Tomas Morato in 1997.
This is why I don't know why it took me so long before I ate here for the first time only this year. I was chaperoning my sister who was vacationing from the US. It had been three weeks into her vacay and we've dined at most Pinoy restos in the malls except for Gerry's Grill. Finally, we were there at the SM City Manila branch. My son and his girlfriend, who were incidentally in the same mall, joined us for merienda.
Our orders:

Pancit bihon, P165. If you've been a regular visitor to this site, you already know that I love pancit bihon but am choosy with it. Well, Gerry's version did not disappoint and I actually loved it. Delicious and meaty!

Pancit palabok, P175. This one's my second favorite among Pinoy noodle dishes and I also loved it here at Gerry's. The sauce is not so much, just enough to cover and flavor the noodles. Thumbs up!

 Fried chicken, P255. I loved that this all-time favorite food of mine wasn't only delicious and crunchy, it's also served with fries. It's double the yum! I'm sure kids would love Gerry's fried chicken.. One serving has six pieces.

Batchoy, P135. Though we've ordered quite a lot or more than we could eat, my sister couldn't resist a bowl of hot soup. Batchoy is her favorite noodle soup dish as well as mine. And Gerry's served justice to this original Ilonggo favorite. Perfect for warming up a growling tummy!

Iced tea, P80 (bottomless); Coffee mug, P65.
Gerry's Restaurant and Bar at SM City Manila

I loved Gerry's Restaurant and Bar on my first-ever visit and would certainly love to be back. It's a good family restaurant as the servings are huge and meant for sharing, but as it is also a bar, it's also a nice place (for some people), to bring their friends for a drink. The menu is impressively extensive - 12 pages! Whatever Pinoy food you're craving for, chances are it's offered at Gerry's Restaurant and Bar. From bulalo to sinigang, kare-kare, crispty pata, kilawin to sisig and inihaw na pusit, they're all available here! Prices are reasonable and service is friendly though a little slow, at least during that time and in that branch. You bet it's so apt a place to bring a balikbayan
See you, folks, at Gerry's Restaurant and Bar!
Happy eating!

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