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What food/s will you get to consume a 1,000php bill in one sitting?  

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I contemplated that question when I ate alone one Sunday afternoon at My Kitchen by Chef Chris.

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My Kitchen by Chef Chris is located at Oasis Paco Park Hotel near the Paco Park, Manila. It is just a walking distance from the LRT UN Ave. You just have to pass by Emilio Aguinaldo College and you will immediately see the Paco Park.
It was lunch time and I expected that there were few diners but when I arrived at the restaurant there were families sitting near the table that I requested for reservation.
The attentive attendant gave me the menu as soon as I sat from the chair.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI scanned the menu and I was shocked with the price list! Most of the names of the meal were new to me. There were no photos and that’s why I settled for a vegetarian meal which I would surely enjoy. I asked for their dessert list (which has a separate menu) and the waitress suggested that I take their best seller.

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While waiting for my order, I observed the place. It was not your typical large restaurant. In fact, I found it cozy and intimate especially the jazz music in the back ground. The displayed paintings on the walls are for sale and outside, the small pool was inviting.

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As a complimentary, I was given a wheat bread with pesto and oil dipped top with cheese which I enjoyed munching.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI liked their staffs because they are friendly and they refill glasses with water even without you telling them to.

The Mango Chilled Juice came after.  I asked for it because it was the safest flavor drink that I could think of and I was glad I had it.

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Mango Chilled Juice- 100 php

It was not the ordinary mango juice that I usually take. At first sipped I tasted the mango but later on there was a flavor I couldn’t name of that gave cool sensation in my mouth. I loved their Mango Chilled Juice!

When the Brown Rice Danielle was served in front of me, I was staring at it for a minute. I couldn’t help thinking that this meal would surely make me mouthwatering.

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Brown Rice Danielle- 520php

It has asparagus, onion, tofu, brown rice, walnut, basil leaves, cheese and spinach. It tasted good but later on I was fed up that I just consumed all of it because I didn’t want it to be wasted.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe serving was big and perfect for two people. 😦
I ended up my dining experience with a dessert though I had a sore throat at that time. I picked their best seller Lemon Lime Cheesecake.

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Lemon Lime Cheesecake- 320php

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI was so happy that the combination of lemon and lime was not too sweet and heavenly!

The total amount of my lunch: Php 940 but there was a service charge: Php 96.

Will I go back?
Yes for the impressive services and piquant foods. No for the lavish price though.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was still a tremendous lunch but it is not advisable for those who are dining alone.

My Kitchen by Chef Chris

The Oasis Paco Park Hotel (besides Paco Church near Old Swiss Inn)
1032-34 Belen Street, Paco, Manila

(02) 521 2371