On one of our (my husband & I) date nights, we tried the La Maison in Trinoma.
Lucy & Richard frequent the Restaurant's other branch in Greenbelt, she writes about it in her weekly column, about how good the food, especially the ribs are.
So, wanting to try it out myself, we ordered what else, but one of their specialty, the Barkada Ribs.
While waiting for our orders, we were given complimentary black and white bread with balsamic vinaigrette.
BLACK AND WHITE BREAD WITH BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
The bread are soft and creamy, and there's not much of a difference between the two bread except the color.
And here's the star of the night,
BARKADA BABY BACK RIBS (REGULAR)
It comes already seasoned and glazed with the honey-chili sauce.
The sauce is tasty, sweet and smoky.
The ribs are fall-off the bone tender.
My only gripe is that it don't have any sidings that come with it.
An order of the Barkada Ribs come with only the ribs, nothing else, although it's cheap for its price and size. But even one siding wouldn't hurt.
Although, the ribs come already glazed and seasoned, they'll still give you additional honey-chili sauce, for those who just can't get enough.
Since, the Barkada Ribs don't have any sidings, we ordered the following to go with it:
Assortment of zucchini, eggplants, carrots and peas.
The vegetables are crunchy and well-seasoned, but it's swimming in oil.
Just fried rice with garlic bits on top.
Although, it is crispy, it taste just like the fries of McDo and Burger King, but for double the price. Plus, there's no dipping sauce, just plain Catsup, that you have to ask for and not automatically given to you.
Nevertheless, the taste, price and size of the ribs compensate with the inadequacy of the service or the blandness of the sidings.