Green Pastures

If you haven’t tried this restaurant out, don’t hesitate. Just try it. You won’t be disappointed.

Since Shangri-la’s East Wing opened its many culinary doors, I’ve heard people rave about the food from Green Pastures, and told myself that a meal there is a must. But Francis and I put it off several times, often being distracted by the other options in the mall.

One Saturday evening, when he asked where I wanted to eat, I just blurted out Green Pastures. I told him to get a table while I contemplated a very important decision inside a store. After 15 minutes of “contemplating,” I found him in the restaurant’s waiting area with several other people, still unable to get a table. We sat there for another 10 minutes salivating over the dishes we saw people eating, and by then our appetites have been thoroughly whetted.

Their menu is printed on plain paper and attached to a clipboard. There are no pictures – just names of the dishes and the description and corresponding prices. We found it difficult to order, but our waiter happily walked us through everything.

For starters, our waiter recommended the Autumn Sunrise salad.

ImageI fell in love with the name and with the salad itself! Francis and I devoured this like salads were running out by the second. The combination of blue cheese, sweet potato chunks, and candied walnuts with the greens worked really well for us. It was light and fresh and the perfect start to what would be an extremely satisfying meal.

ImageTheir Pinoy Egg reminded me so much of Kinder eggs, with a surprise hidden inside every chocolate egg! We loved the surprise that was waiting for us inside this duck egg wrapped in longganisa and served with fresh fern salad.

ImageBeing a HUGE fan of french fries, I had to try out their Duck You! (Pretty brazen name, don’t you think?)

I’ve read from blogs and other articles that they have amazing duck fat fries, but I’m afraid I’m not going to join their bandwagon.

ImageFrancis chose this Al Funghi Pasta, which was good, but not quite good enough (compared to their other dishes), if you know what I mean.

ImageLastly, we had their Blue Ribbon Burger, described in their menu as “grilled freshly ground Kitayama Wagyu shortrib, chuck and brisket with malagos roquefort blue cheese, grilled brioche.”

And it was served with fries too! We ordered way too many fries again.

ImageFrancis fell in love with this juicy baby. He devoured his half of the burger in record time!

ImageWe absolutely LOVED our Green Pastures experience, and we are sure to be back to try out other dishes (and maybe order a few previous ones!).

Organic food? Hell yeah!

 

Green Pastures is located at 4/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, Mandaluyong City.

Telephone: 654-3219

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