Maginhawa StrEAT Adventures : Fusion of Cuisines in Westwood

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.

Fusion of Cuisines in Westwood
Wall Painted with an image of the city of L.A.

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.

Hungarian Pasta P185.00 and Westwood Cheesy Large Fries – P99.00

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.

Westwood Bestseller – Chicken Teriyaki

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!

Westwood Chicken Poppers (Solo) P99.00

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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  1. Nakakatuwa ang Maginhawa ano? Ang dami ko na nakikitang post sa blogs na maraming different restaurants. Sa totoo lang, hindi pa ako nakakapunta diyan. Pero super pique na ang curiosity ko. Siguro isa ito sa pwede kong masubukan e. Para na rin makaupo ako sa cute ng 3D wall art.

  2. Living in Maginhawa and seeing StrEAT from the moment they launched, I’ve seen how it truly changed. It’s added new restaurants and features. They also have events for their community. I think though what they can improve on is parking. They’re causing some major problems being located near the intersection with only about 6 parking spaces.

  3. Cool! I am traveling to Manila in February to watch a concert. We will be staying in Quezon City, and Maginhawa St is on my list! This looks like a decent place but I heard a lot of good stuff is in there. I might as well drop by.

  4. I haven’t been to streat in a loooong time! I’m on a diet and your post surely made me hungry haha. Would love to try to this out sometime! You never run out of things to try at Maginhawa. 😀

  5. I hate that its so far from my place. I live in the South. That’s why it’s so far from my place but I would troop over there if I have to for some key restaurants.

  6. This looks like a lovely place to dine in with the family. We have tried a couple of food places in Maginhawa but have yet to check this out. Hopefully, we can get to visit this place this year.

  7. Oh yeah, maginhawa street! The street that captures all the foodies and all. Haha! We went there last year and the experience was awesome. There are a lot of food choices and you’ll never get to see each and every store in the street. lovely!

  8. It’s been awhile since I last went to Maginhawa! I used to frequent that when I was in college and in my first few years working. But when I moved to Makati and worked there, I seem to have drifted away from Maginhawa and its vicinity. Now that I’m back to my province in Visayas, I suddenly miss my college days and the eateries we visit in Maginhawa. Should I get the time to travel to Manila and be in that area, I’ll try the different restaurants there including Westwood.

  9. I’ve read blog posts of friends going on a Maginhawa food trip, and I love it! The diversity of cuisines and restaurants are just endless. Perfect for a foodie like me! I’m planning to visit Manila soon, and I definitely must come to this place! Adding this to my list as well 😉

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