On a visit to relatives in the Alabang area it was suggested we go to Bamba Bistro located at 55 Aguirre Street BF Homes. It was suggested because my sister in law was seeing a lot of raving posts on Instragram on the food.
Bamba Bistro is the newest in a chain of BF Restaurants from a restaurateur family the Legarda's. From where we sat we could clearly see Chef Tina slaving away in the kitchen to a relatively full house last Sunday.
|Quaint signage that is warmly backlit|
|The Gem - Bamba Hamburger 210|
|Steak Ala Manila PhP 690|
|baby back ribs|
The recommended steak ala Manila was not to my liking at all. Nothing wrong with it its just that I am not a fan of sweet tapa, if I wanted something sweet I would go find tocino. I found the meat fatty and tough, the barbecue and char like flavor reminded me of pork barbecue. I prefer the Maple version of Tapsilog.
We also had pasta which was ok, the mussels in a cream sauce which was fantastic except the mussels were tiny in large shells, I wonder why that is because even local mussels I have had are usualy 3x the size. The cream sauce is cheesy and makes an excellent dip for bread.
As for dessert, the chocolate ravioli is interesting, just let it cool down a little bit or you will burn your tongue. The panna cotta a bit too burned for our taste, but it does say it is toasted. The cookie ala mode was very good.
What I really liked and is an excellent bargain is the burger, soft, juicy, tasty on what I must say is the best hamburger bun I have ever had. At P210 it is not that much more than a Mc Donald's Quarter Pounder! It was so succulent and juicy and I kinda have to say tastes a lot like the Friday's Cheeseburger. It comes with a generous serving of Onion rings and comes with fruit and bacon sauces. If I had a burger of the year award it would go to this!
Bamba is pleasant, a nice place for a quaint date. Food takes a while but is worth it when it gets there. Whatever you plan to get, don't forget to order the burger :)