Rochelle and Chris wanted to see my cousin Angie since she was a gracious host to us when we went to Taipei two years ago. We were thinking of a restaurant that was kid friendly and at the same time something new. Warren suggested Napa Restaurant & Bar in Quezon City.
Napa and 8 Spices Thai Restaurant shared the same house converted into a restaurant which is so common in this area.
They did a pretty good job with the renovation,
Napa Restaurant & Bar menu (click to enlarge)
We did our best and ordered kid friendly food. The chicken wings weren’t spicy at all so that’s good for the kids. I hated that it was cooked in margarine and the taste was so overpowering. The kids didn’t mind it though.
buffalo wings P210
I didn’t like the beef either. It was too salty and all I could taste was strong Knorr seasoning and a heavy dose of worcestershire sauce.
Rochelle’s margarita looked impressive but lacked alcohol and her 11 year old son took advantage of the fact.
The pasta wasn’t al dente but again the kids didn’t have discriminating tastes and enjoyed it.
The nachos with sweet Italian sausage was just average. The cheese sauce wasn’t very cheesy but overall it wasn’t bad. This was what I enjoyed most which wasn’t a surprise since I love nachos even mediocre ones.
nachos supreme P250
Warren ordered a couple of dishes from the Thai restaurant next door. The pomelo salad was too sweet, not from the fruit but from too much sugar added to the coconut milk. This was the first pomelo salad I’ve ever had that contained coconut milk. Needless to say it wasn’t to my liking.
pomelo salad P305
The fish cake was quite good. I really liked the sweet and spicy sauce topped with crunchy garlic.
Thai fish cake P335
The panizza was crisp and was ok. Sorry but ok is the best I can give it.
hi-protein panizza P550
If they can make the panizza crisp why was their pizza ‘makunat’ or borderline chewy? Too bad since the crust was thin and the toppings were quite good.
cinco formaggi & pepperoni pizza P420
The lava cake took about 20 minutes to come out. I wish they told us that earlier. At least it was worth the wait. It was hot off the oven and a delight to eat. The thick dark chocolate filling was scrumptious. I think they should change the brand of ice cream. It was yucky.
lava cake P190
The two boys had trouble communicating. One spoke only Mandarin while the other had only basic Mandarin knowledge. But they eventually bonded over a cellphone game.
Our dinner was a steal for 6 adults and 2 kids but I don’t think I’ll be back anytime soon.
After dinner Paulo wanted to show Daniel his sugar glider.
Napa Restaurant & Bar
12 Scout Borromeo Street, South Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines