Two Saturdays back, I graced the event of 13 Ubay St. in Quezon City. It was my first time there but the family-owned restaurant has been around for a year already. They're known to serve unique comfort food and can accommodate big groups for get togethers.
Fun fact: this was where they taped the famous “KusYNA” of Kathryn Bernardo in Pangako Sa’yo!
Pig out time!
Upon arriving, they served complimentary cocktails - Ginmansi (Php200.00) and 13th Old Fashion (Php200.00). Tastes were quite strong, but probably because we drank in broad daylight (or I’m already slowly becoming like a tita… oops!)
Bacon Pizza (Php250.00)
Thin crust pizza topped with grilled bacon, tomato sauce, cheese and egg
One of my favorites from all that they served during the event! There’s bacon and cheese, so no doubt, I’m coming back for this!
Cheese and Raspberry Salad (Php230.00)
Mixed greens, red onion, cucumber, seasonal fruits, fried cheese balls, raspberry vinaigrette
Salmon and Capers Pasta (Php300.00)
Penne in tomato sauce with homemade smoked salmon and fried capers
If you’re looking for something light but filling, you can try this out!
Twice Cooked Ribs (Php320.00)
Grilled pork ribs glazed with tamarind catsup, served with apple kimchi
I love how these ribs are soft and savory! However, I’m not a fan of kimchi but I heard it complements well with this dish.
Grilled Chicken Harissa (Php390.00)
Half chicken in North African chili pepper paste, served with braised beans. You can choose to go for mild, hot, or extra hot flavor.
When I asked the owners for their favorite 13 Ubay St. dish, they mentioned that they take pride in their Grilled Chicken Harissa. Definitely dragging Deo and my family here to let them try this!
Chicken, Bacon and Cheese (Php270.00)
Chicken breast, melting cheese and bacon in tomato sauce
This reminds me of my Mom’s version of Cordon Bleu. Yum!
Ox tail, tripe, eggplant, string beans, and banana heart in peanut sauce
I always take my Dad’s Kare-Kare as my standard, which for me is heavenly (unbiased opinion, hehe) so I expected a bit more for this. It tasted okay but quite oily, and I was looking for a thicker, nuttier sauce, and a few more lean meat.
Fried pork belly, eggplant and tomatoes in bagoong sauce
Thumbs up for this one! I’d love to bite into that crispy liempo + binagoongan again!
I had to leave before they served the desserts because of family duties, so unfortunately, I wasn't able to try out their Ube offerings. Heard their Ube Piaya and Ube Cheesecake plates are TDF! I’ve a couple more excuses to go back to 13 Ubay St., then!
Thank you so much to Angelo, Chef Zaza, and 13 Ubay St! Left with a happy and satisfied tummy!
13 Ubay St. Sta Mesa Heights Quezon City, Philippines
Call 579-6484 for inquiries and reservations