Despite the fact that I haven’t watched a complete season of the show, I have always loved Masterchef. For me, Masterchef isn’t just your run-of-the-mill cooking competition – Not only do these lucky contestants get to work alongside the best chefs in their respective countries, they also get to learn so many things about food and cook the most amazing meals.
If you ask me what my opinion was regarding our own local version of Masterchef, I would say that Junior Masterchef Pinoy Edition (aired 2011) was way better than Masterchef Pinoy Edition (aired 2012). I mean, no offense, but I was slightly annoyed at the fact that they focused more on the drama/personal lives of the contestants themselves instead of the actual cooking in the regular edition – It was almost like watching a PBB-type show with a little bit of cooking thrown in. I know ABSCBN was supposed to churn out a second season for this show, but at the same time, I was not really surprised why it didn’t push through.
Anyway, the reason why I’m talking about this show is because of the fact that we ate at this restaurant in Eastwood called The Beef Barn – Owned by former Masterchef Pinoy Edition contestant, Ivory Yat! This is Ms. Ivory’s second restaurant, the first one being Splice Resto Bar located in Greenfield District. She just so happens to be one of my favorite contestants on the show, so I’m quite happy at the fact that I’ll get to eat in one of her establishments.
Menu. No sandwiches here, surprisingly. They should’ve included the pineapple fried rice dish that Ms. Ivory made on the show, but that’s just me.
…. Aaaaand here is my Meat with a cup of rice and iced tea. It looks slightly smaller than the one found in the menu picture, which was disappointing. The beef had a rather strong, robust flavor which was complimented by the resto’s own mushroom gravy sauce.
Mom had the moist Savory Chicken, with the same sauce, rice, and corn/carrot sides.
Dad had the Chicken Steak, served with mushroom gravy, veggies, and garlic rice. He thought the chicken was too dry.
Angry Butter Wings. Greasy, deep-fried goodness with just the right mixture of sweetness and spiciness.
Still sort of appreciated my meal here, even if their beef was mediocre at best, while the wings, although tasty, were slightly overwhelming with the greasiness. I would still recommend this place though, especially if you’re the type of person who cares about the taste of the food instead of how it looks.
Food: 4/5 (taste), 3/5 (presentation)
The Beef Barn is located at Second Floor, Eastwood Citywalk 2, Libis, Quezon City. Tel no: 0977 850 8888. Links: Facebook.