I’m slowly mastering the art of food crawling… NOT! That’s what I thought (with confidence) at the beginning of Greenfield District’s Food Crawl.
For those who haven’t heard of Greenfield District, it is located in the heart of Mandaluyong City. The community is characterized by contemporary buildings and facilities equipped with fiber-optic technology, tempered by an organic landscape of lush greens and open spaces. More than that, Greenfield’s The Hub and The Portal is becoming a foodie-friendly environment as they offer a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Before I started to feast, pep-talked myself to take it slowly and not overexcite at the first stop. With the given list of restaurants to crawl, my game plan was same as before, “chill.” The first stop of my Greenfield Food Crawl was at Habib Persian Cuisine.
Habib Persian Cuisine
“Beloved,” the English translation of Habib. A romantic word used for a restaurant. The question here is… will we love their food?
|Strawberry Yoghurt Shake (Php 120)
Started off with Strawberry Yoghurt Shake while waiting. I’d normally turn over to the last page of the menu and look for yoghurt fruit shakes in any persian restaurants. It’s given they’d offer the same type of beverage having yoghurt as one of their important ingredients. Being used to how yoghurt beverages taste, Habib’s take didn’t shatter my ideal healthy yoghurt fruit shake. The natural sourness of their homemade yoghurt was mildly taken over by its strawberry mixture, which worked out just fine.
|Ishli Chelo Kebab (Php 315)
Beef and chicken meat, the best of both worlds in two long strands of Ishli Chelo Kebab. Strong force of beef and its spices that lessened the presence of chicken. My favor on beef chelo kebab led me to loving this dish completely, together with saffron basmati rice. I really think Filipino men will be in favor of Habib’s standout dish, especially if rice is still part of their diet.
Totally got lost in kebab space and forgot it was only my first stop for the Greenfield Food Crawl. Yayks!
|Habib Chicken & Beef Wrap (Php 215)
Habib tries to converge art and taste in one plate as they play with chicken and beef once again through this dish, Habib Chicken & Beef Wrap. Flipped and a more mellow version of the earlier chelo kebab, where beef stays inside wrapped by grilled chicken meat.
Comparing both rice meals, I’d go for Ishli Chelo Kebab. Gotta love its beef!
|Habib’s Delight (Php 165)
Appetizer Habib’s Delight came in late, just in time for dessert. Hot pita bread with three types of spread – humus (chick peas), moutabal (eggplant) and mirza ghaseemi (eggplant, tomato, garlic).
Facing Edsa Central mall and the soccer field-like greens, Habib doesn’t catch too much attention from passersby. Although when people start to hangout at night, with its shisha aroma, you get to notice the Persian restaurant more.
Get to sit outside on this side (photo) of Habib, your eyesight will be consumed with the color green (Animo La Salle!) care of Greenfield’s neat and landscaped grass.
Off to my next stop for the Greenfield Food Crawl.
So foodie, have you tried Habib Persian Cuisine?
Share with me your thoughts! 🙂
Pray, Eat and Love.
The Food Scout
Location: The Portal, Greenfield District, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:30AM-5:30AM
Contact: (+632) 570-2185