Brian's Ribs at Casa Verde in Cebu
I've been hearing good reviews about Casa Verde - their baby back ribs in particular. Most of my foodie friends say that once you are in Cebu, never miss the chance to eat at Casa Verde, the same way that you make sure to have a slice of their famous lechon. Lo and behold, I gave in.
Though we did not have the chance to go to Casa Verde's main branch, we managed to sample their famous Brian's Ribs at their Ayala Center Cebu branch. We came in early, just in time for the opening of the restaurant at 11:00 am. By that time, there were already several groups waiting for the restaurant to open. It was a smart move for us to come early as we saw an influx of groups wanting to dine in at around 11:15 am. Yes, that's how fast the restaurant got full.
We just browsed the menu but in the end, we decided to get three servings of Brian's Ribs (Php 208). We were six adults in the group and a toddler. I also got a baked potato soup for Akisha, and a chicken quesadilla as an appetizer for the group.
The soup lacks a bit of thickness, but the flavor is ok. It's a mix of cheesy, creamy goodness and a tinge of flavor from bacon bits and chives.
|Baked Potato Soup|
The chicken quesadilla is a hearty starter, with eight slices of flaky flour tortillas stuffed with tender, spicy fajita chicken, chopped onions, ripe tomatoes, and cheese.
For the piece de resistance, let me talk about Brian's Ribs. Generally speaking, the oh-so-famous ribs is good enough for the price. It is succulent but not as tender as the baby back ribs in Forest House in Baguio or in Hawaiian Bar-B-Que in Tagaytay. But the serving size is humungous, making it perfect for sharing. The taste is a bit bland without the sauce, so make sure to ask for extra.
The interiors resemble a diner, think TGI Fridays. Cozy and homey.
CASA VERDE (RAMOS BRANCH)
# 69 Lim Tian Teng St.
Ramos, Cebu City
+63 32 2536472
CASA VERDE (IT PARK BRANCH)
A104 The Walk
Asiatown IT Park, Cebu City
+63 32 4123336
CASA VERDE (THE TERRACES BRANCH)
Stall 304, 3rd level, The Terraces
Ayala Center Cebu
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
+63 32 2338885
+63 32 2661096
Human Resources Department
+63 32 5125965
Delivery and bulk orders
+63 32 4107427
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