It took us three visits to Ayala Malls Vertis North before we finally succumbed to the charms of Katherine’s Cafe. This resto’s bright and lively interior is enough to make passersby give it a second look, come inside, and expect something delightful.
Hubby had Nana’s Beef Tapa, which consists of sirloin beef tapa, egg, perfect sunny-side up egg, garlic fried rice, tomato salsa, and achara (pickled papaya). He seemed to like it as I didn’t hear him say anything negative about his food. I noticed, however, that the portion sizes of the side dishes were too small.
This Roasted Lemongrass Chicken is slow-cooked roasted boneless chicken leg, served with herbed rice, sautéed vegetables, and white pepper gravy. My initial thought upon seeing my colorful plate was that one flavor might overpower another, but that didn’t happen. On the contrary, the herbed rice nicely complemented the soft and tasty chicken. I also loved the vegetable combination of cherry tomatoes, young corn and string beans!
Carbonara is my son’s all-time favorite pasta dish. If a restaurant has this on their menu, he’d most likely prefer it over rice meals. So Classic Carbonara it was for him. This carbonara used linguini, instead of spaghetti, and has cream, bacon, parmesan, and egg yolk. I tried some of what’s left on his plate, and it was good! Creamy and delicious!
Our tweener couldn’t say no to Oreos and Cream Milkshake. It’s a thick and creamy milkshake that’s not too sweet. He loved the taste but wished it were less thick so that he could easily sip it with a straw. On the other hand, the taste of the green tea in Nana’s Grean Tea Lemonadewas so subtle you’d actually miss it if you’re not paying attention. I still liked it, though.
Our first dining experience at Katherine’s Café was delightful. We’re definitely going back there again!
G/F Ayala Malls Vertis North
Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City