Before the year ended, we were able to visit Maginhawa again. My last entry on my Maginhawa StrEAT Adventures was way long last June. Well then, finally! Fusion of Cuisines in Westwood.
Do you know I usually go there with an
almost empty stomach? So as I would be able to finish all the food! And also I could enjoy and appreciate whatever meal I will try and review. Haha. Kidding aside, as usual, I was there to go to a specific restaurant that is already on my list.
I am talking about Westwood. Westwood is a restaurant with semblance inspired by a Los Angeles neighborhood. The place is built with high ceilings, white walls and one side of it is painted with an image of the city of L.A.
It is a fusion of cuisines because when I checked the menu, it is composed of Filipino, Korean, Japanese and American dishes.
Place is also known for desserts, specifically ice cream. I am not into dessert that day so I ordered only for main course and side dishes. I’ll try the ice cream next time!
When there is pasta, I usually go for Carbonara, but this time, I opted to taste something different so I ordered for myself a Hungarian Pasta. This is a pasta cooked in chicken broth, chili oil, garlic, mixed with Hungarian sausage and topped with Parmesan cheese. I wanted more cheese so I requested for extra. Pasta’s oil based so for me who wants creamy white sauce, this is surprisingly good. The saltiness of the sausage is the one that will give you the perfect balance of taste.
We saw fries on their menu and so we definitely ordered their Westwood Cheesy Fries. Had the large one. The deep fried potato strips are drizzled with the resto’s version of cheesy melt. It didn’t gave me the “oh” when it comes to the cheesy melt though.
My friend ordered Chicken Teriyaki. Teriyaki is part of the Westwood Bestsellers. It’s served in a bowl with the rice at the bottom topped with the chicken breasts cooked in sweet teriyaki sauce alongside with cucumber, lettuce, carrots and cherry tomatoes and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Of course, I had tasted it too. The Westwood Bestsellers are either served for solo (P169.00) and good for 2 to 3 (P269.00). The chicken is well coated with the sweet teriyaki sauce. I like it best eating with the cherry tomatoes.
Not to be missed is the Westwood Chicken Poppers. Since we already have enough, I decided to order the solo bucket which is priced at P99.00. I love this! Poppers are mixed chicken skin and bits of chicken breast rolled into a special powder breading. There are different flavors to choose from and I selected onion flavor. Other flavors are Sweet Garlic Butter, Barbeque, Cheese and Pizza. The options for dips are mayonnaise, ketchup and vinegar. For me, I would suggest to go for the vinegar! It’s a good match!
And if you are already thirsty, they have different thirst quenchers. What we had is the Unlimited Melonade. You have the option to get this unlimited for P99.00 (regular is P120.00 – 16 OZ / P130.00 – 22 OZ). I remember Bubba Lab when the drink was served because it is contained in an Erlenmeyer Flask. Melonade is a combo of Melon and Lemonade. If you are going to visit Westwood, I highly recommend you to try it. It’s really refreshing. Didn’t know melon plus lemonade taste so good!
We were satisfied!
All of these are just SOME of the good food you need to try when you stop over Westwood. For all those seeking for a grub place that will tickle your sense of taste with diverse cuisine – head on to 80 Maginhawa Street. There is Westwood waiting to fill your hungry and grumpy stomach.
Westwood Facebook | 80 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City
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