IMPROMPTU DIN­NER at Cen­tro Food Yard

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On the eve of my fa­ther’s birth­day, I was sup­posed to sur­prise him at Gen­eral San­tos City, where he and my mother were spend­ing the night at Mi­cro­tel Gen­eral San­tos.

How­ever, when I ar­rived at the ho­tel, they were not there. As part of the ho­tel’s pol­icy, I am not al­lowed to en­ter the room with­out in­form­ing them. I could not also con­tact them due to net­work is­sues.

Since I ar­rived late in the af­ter­noon and haven’t had a de­cent lunch yet, I was feel­ing re­ally hun­gry. I sud­denly de­cided to mes­sage a friend and for­mer col­league, Let, hop­ing she was avail­able, to take me some­where nice to eat or a cof­fee shop where I can kill the time.

Af­ter go­ing through our op­tions, Let rec­om­mended we visit the Cen­tro Food Yard, which is a food park. I have heard and read about the new din­ing des­ti­na­tion on so­cial me­dia; so I was very ex­cited to visit the place.

Cen­tro Food Yard fea­tures around 10 pur­vey­ors of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent dishes to its din­ers. The pur­vey­ors are lo­cated on the sides while the din­ing area is at the cen­ter and front of the cov­ered food yard.

De­spite be­ing cov­ered, there were enough fans to keep things cool. It was also a cooler night when we vis­ited, so that helped a lot too.

I also love how there is enough space to move around in be­tween ta­bles.

I also like the ca­sual at­mos­phere of the place. I think this is a great din­ing place to han­gout with your friends or fam­ily.

THE FOOD

For our visit here, we or­dered food from Fat­boy Grill, Red Lemon Nook, El Cakes Amariah, and Bub­bly Queen.

At the Fat­boy Grill we or­dered their Fat­boy Bucket BBQ Ribs (P250).

The ribs we got were ten­der and I love how de­li­cious the sauce was. It was good that they also pro­vide their din­ers with plas­tic gloves so you can eat it with your hands.

At the Red Lemon Nook, Let re­ally wanted me to try their Fly­ing Squid and we or­dered that. We were sup­posed to get the Fly­ing Squid – Large (P160) but it was not avail­able; so we set­tled with the Fly­ing Squid Small (P13O) and opted for the spicy fla­vor. We also or­dered the Pork BBQ Meal (P75) and glass of iced tea.

The Fly­ing Squid was ok. I love how fla­vor­ful the bat­ter was but I think the squid that was served to us was a bit chewy for my lik­ing.

The Pork BBQ Meal was de­li­cious. I would have wanted to or­der another round of the pork bar­be­cue but we had too much meat for the night.

For desserts, I or­dered the Red Vel­vet Cup­cake (P25), Smores Cup­cake (P30), Choco­late Chips Cup­cake (P25), Blue­berry Cheese­cake (P75), and Choco­late Chip Cookie (P12) from El Cakes Amariah.

The Red Vel­vet Cup­cake was pretty good while the Smores Cup­cake and Choco­late Chips Cup­cake were just ok.

THE SER­VICE

For each pur­veyor, you get a dif­fer­ent kind of ser­vice. Over­all, the ser­vice from the four we had was pretty good. I also like how the din­ing staff po­litely ask when they clear your ta­ble.

BOT­TOM LINE

The Cen­tro Food Yard of­fers its din­ers a range of pretty good food at af­ford­able prices. I love the am­biance of the place as it is very ca­sual and a great place for fam­i­lies and friends to han­gout at. I think it also of­fers a fairly dif­fer­ent din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in Gen­san.

I think the Cen­tro Food Yard is a re­fresh­ing ad­di­tion to Gen­san’s food scene, which I think is still on its in­fancy stage. I am also ex­cited how it will spur the lo­cal food scene in the city.

If you are look­ing for some­where to have din­ner in Gen­san, then I would rec­om­mend you visit the food yard.

LO­CA­TION and OTHER DE­TAILS

Lo­ca­tion: 4453 South Os­mena Street, Gen­eral San­tos City

Busi­ness hours: 4:30 pm to 11:00pm

Face­book: Cen­tro Food Yard

FLY­ING SQUID The Fly­ing Squid was ok. I love how fla­vor­ful the bat ter was but I think the squid that was served to us was a bit chewy for my lik­ing. Pork BBQ Meal - The Pork BBQ Meal was de­li­cious. I would have wanted to or­der another round of the pork bar­be­cue but we had too much meat for the night.

Fat­boy Bucket BBQ Ribs

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