Thursday, December 1, 2011

Unearth Laksa at Secret Recipe Manila - Shangri-La Plaza

Secret Recipe in Shangri-La Mall Plaza Mall
If you're bound to crave for an Asian cuisine with the likes of Thai foods, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean or Vietnamese; unearth Secret Recipe's classified dishes.
Curry Seafood Laksa PhP350  [approx. $7.5]

Curry Laksa hails from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore in general. At Secret Recipe, a  home-made curry gravy with seafoods is made of pasta noodles, spiced with laksa leaf, chili paste, herbs and coconut-based curry soup. The main ingredients for the seafood version of curry laksa includes tofu puff, shrimp, hard-boiled egg and squid. What I liked about this particular soup, the tofu was evidently fresh and moist, it was really spicy the way Laksa should be! A single order can be shared because to its large servings.

Kid's Beef Spaghetti Bolognese PhP160 [approx. $3.5]
Kids will love Secret Recipe's selected spaghetti, it's topped with mozzarella and minced beef. Other recipe from Kid's Club were: Kid's Beef Burger [PhP165] and Kid's Fish and Chips [PhP190]. A Kid's Burger order includes four (4) mini burgers garnished with sliced cucumber served with alphabet fries. Kid's Fish and Chips is made up of golden fried fillet served with tartar sauce and alphabet fries.
 Fresh Watermelon Smoothies [darker pink] PhP90 and 
Fresh Fruit Punch Smoothies [lighter pink] PhP120
Secret Recipe's juices and smoothies, can be recommended to those with diabetes-diet. Almost all the three smoothies we tried, were all too tangy. Obviously we are so used with smoothies served with spoonful of sweets and sugars. These juices stick up to their natural-based nature. 
Overall, we gave a high-five for the Curry Laksa, compare to other Asian restaurants  offering the same dish, Secret Recipe's Laksa have our recommendation. The spaghetti bolognese, though it was suppose to be for kids, little totes might not munch it alone, the serving size was also bigger than expected for a single child's meal.

Secret Recipe's interior is well-lighted. Furnishings uses minimalist white  with red interior wall. The service was averagely okay, for the foodie there were goods that appears pricey and there were also foodstuffs justified by the affordable price. They have an unusual menu design [the way I imagined it], the outer cover design can be mistaken for a cosmetic catalogue :) 
Secret Recipe
5th Level Shangri-La Plaza Mall
[t] (632) 637-0367