KXP: Kulinarya Experience, located at 2/F Robinson’s Place Manila – Midtown Wing, Ermita, Manila (Contact #: 567-2562)
Date: September 7, 2012
All the stress of being a fourth year college student prevented me to blog. But now I’m back… sort of.
Thank goodness I found some time to share my latest food-venture with Meeks. This eat-out is somehow memorable because, for the first time, I was not fully satisfied with what I ate and experienced.
KXP is a newly-opened resto that has only one branch (yes, in Robinson’s Manila) and serves a variety of good dishes such as steaks, pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas. Some of their well-received specialties are the US Top Blade Steak with Red Wine Sauce, Spicy Tofu, Italian Burger Melt Pasta, Fish Steak Au Gratin, and so much more. They also offer combo meals at a very reasonable price.
Sounds good and classy, right?
Well, this time I have to disagree. Maybe I just ordered the wrong food or it was a bad timing, but I can’t blog good things about a meal that I ate that absolutely didn’t make its way to my heart. So, here we go.
(“The Best Roast Beef In Town”)
I originally ordered a Combo Meal (Crispy Pork Cutlets, Php 99.00) because I was having financial problems at that time, but then I saw a poster on the wall about their current specialty. They call it “The Best Roast Beef In Town,” (Php 195.00) and since I was willing to try anything delicious (not minding the price, since I thought it will be worth it), I ordered that. I even chased the waiter and asked if he could change my order. Fortunately, he did. Unfortunately, I didn’t like it.
It was so far from what I’ve expected. The portions were small, but surprisingly enough to fill your ‘hungry-for-lunch’ tummy. The veggies were good, but the potato chunks tasted old and overcooked, and the roast beef was, well, not the best in town. I was surprised that it tasted so fish-like (sorry, I don’t know the English term for malansa) and bitter. The more I chewed on it, the more I realized that I should have ordered those pork cutlets. I’m not sure if roast beefs are meant to taste that way, but as far as I’m concerned, I didn’t like my first KXP experience.
(My bad, I forgot this pizza’s name)
On the other hand, the pizza that Meeks ordered wasn’t that bad. For a pizza outside of Greenwich, Pizza Hut and the likes, this one fairly hit the right spot.
My first (and definitely not last… I’ll give this place a second chance) visit in KXP was not one of the most cherished, but surely one of the most unforgettable.
And oh, I found this statement in their website: “Diners at KXP will simply enjoy good food in a bright and cheerful atmosphere that is served fast and unbelievably affordable.” Yes, red is a bright and cheerful color motif for the place, but the atmosphere was not like that at all.
(Yes, I also look at the ambiance/crew service, FYI.)
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