Homemade Filipino Dishes with a Twist | Chef Robert

People tend to be happier and healthier when they eat home-cooked meals. In fact, those meals are better because they contain less sugar and processed ingredients. And this is why I prefer to eat more home-cooked meals or equality same dishes by restaurants like the one I found in Greenhills, San Juan - the Chef Robert.

Chef Robert first started their restaurant in Banawe, QC but now on their 10th year, they decided to continue their journey in their new location at Greenhills, Annapolis. Their specialties are coffee, pastries, and Filipino classic dishes with a twist. They cater mostly young professionals and families who love to dine and eat comfort food.

The restaurant’s interior design looks classic from colors to wall displays. It might be small but the seats are comfy and laid-back. The lights are also warm to give a better mood to the diners.

Now, let’s go back to the Filipino dishes with a twist that we had:

Mushroom Fritters
The starter that I’d love to eat non-stop. At first, we thought that it was made with pork or meat but surprisingly, it was crispy mushrooms. It was greaseless that’s why it’s guiltless!

Salad Rolls in Kani Mango Dressing
I loved this fresh and yummy salad! It has mango, crabsticks, mayo, mango puree, fish roe, carrots, cucumber, iceberg lettuce, wrapped altogether in rice paper. It had a balanced taste of sweetness and tanginess.

Bicol Express Pasta
I barely imagined that my favorite Bicol Express would be given a new look with this pasta dish from Chef Robert. Surprisingly, the Bicol Express had the legit taste and went well with the pasta. Hopefully, the pasta would be more of al dente than overcooked.

Crispy Kare-kare
I loved Kare-kare especially if the meat is crispy. This dish is served separately so you have the option whether you want to eat them together or one by one. The sauce was creamy and full of peanuts that’s why it was good to be combined with the crispy meat. The bagoong on the side also added a little saltiness that balance the taste of everything.

Crispy Embutido with Egg
Another Filipino classic during occasions! Chef Robert’s version of embutido is crispy and breaded. The taste resembled the taste of home, not commercialized just like what we could purchase at supermarkets.

Bangus Sisig
Skipping meat? Enjoy this meatless sisig made up of bangus fish. The taste was as good as the usual sisig and best paired with white rice.

Tofu Sisig on Eggplant Torta
Two of classic home-cooked dishes which I didn’t know that could be better together. The tofu sisig was flavorful while the eggplant torta had this smoky taste.

Alamang Fried Rice
I love salty food that’s why this Alamang Fried Rice caught my interest. Surprisingly, the alamang and  bagoong created a harmonious balance taste on the rice that made it ideal to eat. I also liked the crispy dilis on top! Good to know that this is also good for sharing.


Coffee Jelly
To cap off the night, we ended our meals with this yummy coffee jelly. The main ingredients are nata de coco, cream, and vanilla ice cream. A great dessert to cleanse off the palette.

Just so you know, Chef Robert’s are offering two promos for every diner. First, get 10% OFF when you like their Facebook Page and show it when you dine in. Second, they are offering Unlimited Pasta for only P299! You can choose from Bicol Express Pasta, Linguini Alfredo, and Chicken Parmesan. All of these are with bottomless iced tea and single-serving coffee jelly. Isn’t it a great deal?

Chef Robert
55 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
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Operating Hours: Mon (Closed) | Tues to Fri (11:30am-9pm) | Sat to Sun (11am to 9pm)
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