Since Shangri-la Mall branched out to another wing, choosing restaurants became more difficult yet exciting – more choices! As a Shangri-la baby, we used to have our favorites at the old main mall. Now that East Wing levelled its standard one notch higher, my favorite spots in the mall narrowed down. One of which is my go-to health friendly restaurant, Green Pastures.
Chef Robby Goco’s Green Pastures is the ideal dining spot of a health-conscious consumer. Its farm-to-table concept assures all ingredients are locally sourced and homemade. MSGs are rejected in the kitchen of Green Pastures. Be curious or not, Green Pastures sticks to its local and organic vision that you don’t have to worry where or how your dishes are prepared.
In our family, I’m the most health-conscious one, who would really count calories ‘almost’ daily. I eat whatever I want, but with limitations. So I wasn’t really expecting them to appreciate the food at Green Pastures.
**All photos are taken by Samsung Note 4**

The Food:

Duck You (Php 185)
Rate: 5/5
First in line, the essential Duck You was served. Duck fat fries, duck skin chicharon and duck confit, something everyone would participate getting their fingers on. Every single person sitting in our table loves it! Spray extra vinegar and it’s instantly the perfect fries. I was just quite iffy on how to say it properly in front of my parents. Mom, “What did you order?” My reply,”Duck you!”
Jamon de Dumaguete (Php 290)
Rate: 4/5
Dad who is into cold cuts praised Green Pastures for their simple take using Dumaguete ham. On the side, tomato with panna, arugula and ricotta salata.
Autumn Sunrise (Php 430/Small; Php 595/Large)
Rate: 5/5
The ladies, including myself, partied with Autumn Sunrise salad. Mesclun, baby spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, blue cheese, baked onions, warm dinelli organic bacon, farm egg, candied walnuts, pears and balsamic vinaigrette. Mix and match of fresh flavors and textures that won’t deprive you of eating meat like organic bacon. Told you, it’s a salad party!
Tuna Tartare (Php 320)
Rate: 4/5
Tuna Tartare pressed with natural lemon EVOO, pickled mustard seeds on top and thin potato chips on the side. We lounged with this light snack simultaneously with the salad bowl.
Blue Ribbon Burger (Php 520)
Rate: 4/5
Blue Ribbon Burger looks tender and mouthwatering but don’t forget it’s still organic. Grilled freshly ground grass-fed beef blend – short rib, chuck and brisket – with Roquefort bleu cheese butter in between grilled brioche.
Lamb Ragu (Php 495)
Rate: 5/5
My personal choice Lamb Ragu didn’t disappoint my family. They all forgot what they’re eating are all natural and organic. Lamb Ragu particularly is constructed with kale, pecorino, ricotta and tagliatelle. No one leaves Green Pastures without trying Lamb Ragu pasta.

Tequila Joe’s Organic Beef Sloppy Cow (Php 495)
Rate: 4/5
More popularly named as Salpicao, Tequila Joe’s Organic Beef Sloppy Cow got better on its game with Green Pasture’s homemade oyster jus and mushroom glaze. My parents fell for this dish.
Green is always associated to being healthy. During that moment of pigging out, my brains didn’t have to mentally worry about indulging. Being confident of the restaurant’s concept – “farm to plate” and disapproval of MSG – made me wallow in our table’s fresh and healthy food without being bothered.

Expect to wait and line up for lunch or dinner. Whether it’s on a weekday, I experienced seeing the restaurant packed with customers that I didn’t become choosy on where to comfortably sit anymore. The only goal was to get a spot.
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Location: 4/F East Wing Shangri-la Plaza, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM-9:00PM

Contact: (+632) 654-3219

Budget: PHP500++

Food 10/10
Ambiance 8/10
Service 9/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8.75/10