I consider May as the merriest month of all, not only because it's my birth month but also because there's two more occasions that I celebrate- Mother's Day and my wedding anniversary.
For my wedding anniversary, I chose to celebrate it at Karen's Kitchen in Kapitolyo, Pasig. DH and I have been wanting to try Karen's delectable treats for a long time. In fact, we considered celebrating Mother's Day here last Sunday but upon checking its Facebook page, the restaurant is closed every Sunday so we ended up having lunch at Tomo Japanese Dining instead.
Baby Back Ribs with White Rice
|Baby Back Ribs with White Rice Php 395|
DH googled the number of Karen's Kitchen and made a reservation for dinner last Wednesday night. Yes, folks, reservation was made that same day ; p Thank goodness, the restaurant was not fully booked. It was Max who answered and vibered the menu as some of the items listed takes a lot of time (read: 1 1/2 hours) to prepare and cook. Advance order is preferred.
Karen's Kitchen | Bagoong Blue Pea Rice
|Bagoong Blue Pea Rice Php 465|
Aside from the extract being used to colour food particularly rice, here are some trivia about the Blue Pea flower---> it has memory enhancing, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative properties.
Okay, immediately after knowing that Blue Pea is like a memory enhancing pill, I consumed both flowers lol Not sure if it has immediate effect haha
The Bagoong Blue Pea Rice is served in a heart-shaped dish. Presentation wise it is awesome, tastewise, it was just right, the bagoong was a bit underwhelming. On a positive note, my daughter ate it with gusto and wiped away everything on my plate hehe
Summer Garden Crispizza
|Summer Garden Crispizza Php 285|
If you have to order one dish in Karen's Kitchen, it would have to be the Summer Garden Crispizza. The word "Crisp" isn't there just for word play, it's really crispy in every bite. And healthy, too!
Squash Soup with Squash Flower & Bread
|Squash Soup with Squash Flower & Bread Php 175|
Artichoke Hearts & Garlic in Olive Oil
|Artichoke Hearts & Garlic in Olive Oil Php 180|
Every dish we ordered has a lovely presentation. Take a look at Artichoke Hearts Garlic in Olive Oil, the bread was cut into these cute, bite-size, heart-shaped pieces, yes, all 12 of them!
This is my kind of restaurant- homey and I can really feel the love everywhere especially on Karen's comfort food. The place is just perfect to celebrate a special occasion!
Red Velvet Cupcake
|Red Velvet Cupcake Php 96|
Frozen Brazo Strawberry Slice
|Frozen Brazo Strawberry Slice Php 165|
Chocolate Ganache Cupcake
Chocolate Ganache Cupcake Php 90
Karen's Kitchen is located at 17A San Rafael St., Pasig, Metro Manila. For inquiries and reservation, please contact 696 3332.