A few kilometers from our home, 8 & Company Restaurant, formerly known as Cookbook Kitchen, wishes to give their customers the same comfort of being at home. O and I drove to the home-like restaurant a few minutes before 6 in the evening, right on time for dinner. Both familiar with the area, we were both skeptic to find out if the new restaurant is better than Cookbook Kitchen or not. I couldn’t remember the last time I tried Cookbook Kitchen. I just know that I wasn’t able to blog about it the last time. So let’s say that was more than 4 years ago.

From its name and logo, it impressed to us as a more modern and more youthful brand. A big change from the classic home-style Cookbook Kitchen we both knew. Like what typical customers do once they step inside the vicinity, we checked the menu to see what 8 & Company offers. There goes a menu of comfort food! Aaahh, now I felt like I was in Cookbook Kitchen when I saw the concept is still about ‘comfort food.’
The Food:
Shrimp Poppers (Php 290)
Rate: 4/5

Shrimp Poppers arrived the table first. It’s a serving of light and crispy shrimp with coriander mint sauce. The dipping sauce was unpredictable but it suited the thinly battered shrimps. We couldn’t stop popping them in our mouths until we finished the whole plate.

Mushroom Truffle Pasta (Php 290)
Rate: 3/5
Truffled linguine bathed in creamy mushroom sauce. Mushroom Truffle Pasta was plain and ordinary yet comforting for those who claim to be white sauce lovers. The essence of truffle added to the pasta had something to do with making the whole dish appealing. Although I have to say it was too creamy for me.
Grilled Chicken in Coriander Sauce with Turmeric Rice (Php 330)
Rate: 4/5
We found comfort in this Grilled Chicken in Coriander Sauce, served with Turmeric Rice. There was no clash in combination of these bold flavors, but only left us to be charmed as we go through our dinner.
Fish Casserole (Php 360)
Rate: 4/5

Fish Casserole is baked in stewed tomatoes topped with melted cheese and black olives. After finishing one slice of fish, I gulped straight to a glass of water and finished in seconds. Stewed tomatoes paired with melted cheese marked a strong impression

If you are finding the Parmesan Crusted White Fish on the menu, you won’t. The alternative for your Cookbook Kitchen favorite is Lemon Baked Fish, 8 & Company’s own rendition, which is baked in parmesan cream sauce.
The Ambiance:
Neighborhood of Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, where 8 & Company stands.
As a family oriented restaurant in the neighborhood, 8 & Company demonstrated natural grace and politeness in serving us, their customers.
Black and white theme, walls and interiors, with modern and minimalist touch. There’s an available socket for use, in case your smart phone battery dies on you again.
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Location: 8B Socorro Fernandez, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00AM-2:00PM / 6:00-10:00PM
Contact: (+632) 724-3595
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/8andCompany/
Budget: PHP350++

Food 8/10
Ambiance 8/10
Service 9/10
Cost 9/10
Overall 8.5/10